Children are an embodiment of hope. In the first place, having children at all is an act of hope in a better future — or at least a bearable future. A pessimist who is sure of impending doom won’t want to bring kids into such a gloomy picture.

In the second place, children can make the world a better place — both in the unconditional love they give in childhood, and in the achievements and contributions they make as adults.

Maybe that’s why Christmas is so resonant of hope. Every child embodies hope. How much more, the Christ child in Bethlehem, the King of Kings and Prince of Peace?

So although this video is secular, and makes no mention of the present festive season, still I think it’s a good Christmas video.

(A pessimist alternative is Greenpeace’s ridiculous message from Santa.)