The Christmas Scale – Very Inspiring Mini-Movie

Bill Hitchcock September 6, 2013 4
The Christmas Scale – Very Inspiring Mini-Movie

Igniter Media has produced a short mini-movie which has created a big stir. It’s called, “The Christmas Scale” and tells the story of a boy’s reluctance to play a scale on the piano his mother tells him to play and of the great discovery he makes when he eventually plays it as an adult. This is one of those life changing stories.

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“It’s hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale,” is a comment from You Tube about this just shy of 3 minute in length mini-movie. The voice over in The Christmas Scale sounds like Morgan Freeman but no screen credit is ever given.

Igniter Media is a Christian media production company that was started in 2000. They specialize in mini-movies such as this as well as other media that are intended to lead people to Jesus Christ.

“We feel fortunate that God has continued to resource us in our efforts to use our gifts to glorify Him. We remain committed as ever to telling stories that inspire others in the pursuit of Christ,” according to a statement at their website.

Watch The Christmas Scale mini-movie. It just may change your life!


  1. Diana Anderson September 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful story!

  2. David P October 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM - Reply

    Yes, but here’s the thing. The video has no credits. There is nothing to tell us who wrote the story and whether the story is true or fictional. While it’s truly a beautiful, sentimental story, I believe it is a dangerous one. Here’s why:People of faith, real faith want nothing more than to help other find and experience the joy of sharing in that faith. As Christians, we often go to great lengths to share something that gives us that joyful, overwhelmingly emotional bliss that we receive when our faith is reconciled by a story like this. With no credits and no claim as to whether this work is fact or fiction, there is a danger in this message being shared by well-meaning Christians and there is a good chance that many people will be moved closer to God because of it. This spiritual awakening will no doubt occur most often within people who assume that this story is true. What happens if they later become aware that this is, in fact, a work of fiction? It’s would not be surprising to find someone further away from God than where they started. Would it? We all have something upon which our faith is built. An experience, the scriptures, a story. What if it were shown to you that the thing upon which your faith is built is a falsehood? What if everything that your faith is built upon turned out to be so. I know most of us would claim that our connection with God is strong enough to stand on it’s own, but that’s not true of everyone and if stories like this, which are propagated by well meaning Christians moves even a single person away from God, does that thing truly serve him? We as Christians have an obligation to ensure that the messages we pass along are really serving God and the only way to do that is to vet your information and then pass it along for what it is. I believe that someone, somewhere, purposefully omitted the credits on this work, believing that if a viewer happened to think the story is real, it would have a greater impact and therefore a greater chance of moving someone closer to God. If this story is fictional, it could still serve God, but only by being presented for what it is, a fictional inspirational story.

  3. Gary November 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM - Reply

    Interesting perspective David P.  Hopefully this presentation can be improved with just such a disclaimer…”A wonderful impersonator was found to give this inspirational yet fictional story a twist of authenticity. Suspend disbelief & enjoy! Story by minister Bill Hitchcock.”

  4. Mike December 21, 2013 at 5:08 AM - Reply

    I’m a Presbyterian minister in Cape Town, South Africa. I am normally quite critical of the material I use. I think David P is complicating what is a lovely story – whether true or not. The message is clear, “the Lord has come!” That’s all it’s trying to convey and I love it!

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