Milton Jones takes on the nativity

...with toilet rolls

Milton Jones has signed up to narrate a Christmas Facebook animation, retelling the nativity story.

Web users can cast their online friends in key roles such as Joseph and Mary in the Roll On Christmas film, due to launch at the end of the month.

The characters in the two-minute story are made of toilet roles, with friends’ faces superimposed on them.

The project is a collaboration between the Bible Society, Christian humour webzine Ship of Fools and Jerusalem Productions.

Ship of Fools editor Simon Jenkins said: ‘Our cunning and playful plan is that Roll on Christmas will entertain Facebookers but also send them away considering an important truth beneath the laughter.’

Jones, a practising Christian, said: I'm very happy to be involved in Roll on Christmas. It sheds new light on a beautiful and timeless story, especially if you've ever used a toilet roll. In fact, these toilet rolls will touch everyone.

‘This is another shameless example of Christians jumping on the bandwagon of Christmas.’

Here is their Facebook page

Published: 8 Oct 2011

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