A play is one of the best ways to impress upon the minds of the whole family, especially the children, the beauty and importance of the Christmas season. Though the central truth of Christmas, God loved us enough to send his son, remains unchanged, changing the look, sound, focus or perspective of the annual Christmas pageant is wise for several reasons.
Getting a fresh look can touch a heart deeply when previous productions failed to resonate as strongly. And it is not too late with these free short skits and choral readings available from Fools for Christ and Pepperdine
- Alien at Christmas Time - an out of this world look at how we celebrate the holiday. Two minute run time needing very little rehearsal.
- The Innkeeper’s Wife - (3 versions, 4-5 characters, 5-7 minute run time) It is eleven years after Jesus is born and the Innkeeper’s wife retells the story of Jesus birth to her three children. Elizabeth - a monologue by the mother of John the Baptist on Christmas Eve. She is doubly blessed with a son (finally) and to be alive at the coming of the Messiah. Run time: 2 minutes
- Christmas Cradle, Christmas Cross choral reading from Pepperdine.
- Battleship game based on Matthew 1 & 2. An angel warns Joseph to flee Herod’s wrath by taking his family to Egypt. Can you keep your fleet alive long enough to get them there? Can sink the enemy Herod’s ships before they sink yours?