Author: Jared Jones

Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds” Paints a Mournful Holiday Memory

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. Thanksgiving has come and gone, so we have no time to waste! It’s Christmastime in the City! There are so many great Christmas films to choose from, but for our two December Video Vault posts we’re going with one classically creepy and one unquestionably classic. To begin the month, let’s look at Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds. This holiday-themed film was produced by...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “Labor of Love” Teaches Power of a Mission Journey

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. A week from today marks the beginning of the busiest U.S. travel season of the year as people travel to their home of choice to celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. In honor of this pilgrimage let’s take a look at the journey home of one Elder Smithson in Labor of Love. Labor of Love is the second in...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “Together Forever” Strives for Emotional Settles on Forgettable

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. The church has made all sorts of videos over the years. Videos historical and humorous, bleak and beautiful, preaching and practical. This week we look at one of the church’s early direct appeals for those not of our faith—1987’s Together Forever. I admit I thought this film was a different one. As I started watching I was confused. I thought I was...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “What About Thad?” Offers Bleak Inspiration

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. Welcome back videophiles, and thanks for joining us again in the vault! Have you been enjoying glorious fall weather? Finally gotten into your back to school schedule groove? Still riding your General Conference spiritual high? Let’s take all that down a notch with a decent back into Mormon Noir with  What About Thad? What About Thad? Was originally released as a 16MM...

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