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THE 'JOY TO THE WORLD' BANNER
Theme: Joy the to world, the Lord is come!
By: Peter Secker
Banner Kit. Here's a bright and joyful banner that repeats the sounding joy again and again, visually. A large and colorfully designed banner that may be used in may ways during the Christmas season. It may be carried in a procession, used as a decorative backdrop or hung from the ceiling in the church sanctuary, parish hall, corridor or in an assembly...  read more
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE
The Nativity story in words and pictures
By: Rachel Olson, Arthur L. Zapel
"'Twas the night before Christmas, and far above earth / The angels prepared to announce Jesus' birth." Clement Moore's beloved rhyme scheme forms the basis of this picture book for young children about the birth of Christ. The rhythm of the words is great for out-loud reading, and the richly-colored oil painting illustrations alone tell the story to nonreaders...  read more
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
A musical version of our best-selling Christmas play
By: Roland A. Caire Jr., Christy S. Long, Rachel Olson
(Duration: 30 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 6 males, 14 either, 21 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, gender flexible)
The same delightful Nativity drama using the rhyme structure of Clement Moore's classic poem is the basis for this musical version of 'Twas the Night Before. We didn't tinker with the basic story line of the play version, which was enthusiastically received by so many of you – we just enhanced it with instantly memorable new songs that build on the...  read more
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE: A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
A pageant/story for many children
By: Rachel Olson
(Duration: 45-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 7 males, 8-16 either, 16-24 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
"'Twas the night before Christ's birth and far above earth/The angels prepared to announce Jesus' birth." Two readers hold an oversized storybook and present a rhyming narrative of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. A large cast of shepherds, angels, townspeople and others contribute singing and brief dialogue. Based on the beloved poem 'Twas the...  read more
'TWAS WITH A TWIST!
A Musical Comedy for Christmas
By: Jerry Boswell, Tim Rowe
(Duration: 45-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 3 males, 12 either, 17 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-20 extras, gender flexible)
Superb dinner theatre musical or a fundraising special. The Inniscap family of Ma, Pa, Dick and Jane is all abuzz with pre-Christmas merriment when a hip delivery dude delivers a sad telegram—Santa has been delayed somewhere in Timbuktu. Although the kids are disappointed, they realize that Christmas is really about the birth of the Christ child. Not to worry...  read more
THE ABC NATIVITY
Artistic Children's Program for Christmas
By: Teisha Strelow
(Duration: 60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 10-65 either, 10-65 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
An over-sized book children construct depicting the Nativity is placed on an easel. Children read from A, "Angels told the wonderful news about our Savior's birth," to Z, "(Don't) Zip through this season without remembering his birth." Also includes a pastor-congregational responsive reading and Scripture readings.
ACTING OUT CHRISTMAS AND EASTER
Four Pantomimed Bible Stories
By: Jean Stangl
(Duration: 4 scenes, 8-10 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 1 either, 1-4 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible)
Here’s one instance where children should wiggle in church! A narrator tells a Christmas or Easter Bible story while children pantomime along. The benefits of this innovative kinesthetic approach to storytelling are many: learning Bible stories, exercise, development of sequencing and motor skills and creative expression. May be used in Sunday school or as part...  read more
ADVENT PROCESSIONAL (COME, O ROSE)
By: Daniel Greig
An ideal introit for Advent services, this short and effective offering is written with a medieval feel. The minor key infuses the tune with the mystery and longing of the Advent message. The optional percussion provides another interesting layer to this impressive composition. Perfect for choirs of any size.
 
  'JO    ALI    BAB    BRO    CHA    CHR    CHR    CHR    CHR    COS    CRI  

  DUE    GLO    HEA    INN    LET    LIT    NAT    O C    OPE    PEP    SHE  

  STA    TRA    WAI    WHY    Next
 
 
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