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Nativity Scripts

The Gift of Expectancy: Hiding Baby Jesus

A dad finds a way for his family to keep the main thing, Jesus, the main thing at Christmas.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

Stable Relationships: Collection

This collection of all 4 Stable Relationships scripts includes “The Innkeeper and His Wife”, “Mary and Joseph”, “Shepherds” and “The Wise Men”. Use these scripts in your church service leading up to Christmas or perform all 4 with music in between for your Christmas Eve service.


Stable Relationships: Joseph and Mary

Mary and Joseph discuss the reality of being chosen to be the parents of the Messiah.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

Stable Relationships: The Innkeeper and His Wife

Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem. They have exhausted all possibilities for lodging and are knocking at the door of the last inn.

  • Actors: 4+
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

First Christmas: Wise Man

The Wise Man recounts his journey and the surprise at the end of it all.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

Stirring Up The Animals

It’s late at night in the barn and the animals are all excited! A baby was born and they were there to greet the newborn King. This script is perfect for your Christmas Eve service or for a Children’s Sermon.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Listen! A Shepherd’s Testimony: Ensemble

The next morning after the Nativity, three young shepherds tell the throng in Bethlehem about the miracle they have witnessed, an event that will change the world forever (based on Luke 2:17-18).

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5-6 minutes

No Room

In Bethlehem on the eve of Jesus’ birth, we meet a man whose heart has “no room” and a woman who is ready to make room, no matter what it takes. With God all things are possible, even the inconvenient!

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

Casting Call: A Christmas Play

This Christmas Play is a series of casting calls for different parts in the Living Nativity which include the parts for Mary, Joseph, Wise Men and more (7 total). Read the preview and watch the video below to see how this play can be modified to fit your service. This Play includes: Scripts, Artwork and sample performance videos. You can optionally purchase the individual parts below under related items.

  • Actors: 9
  • Minutes: Approximately 50 minutes

Casting Call: The Wise Men

Frank is a smart man. But while auditioning for the Live Nativity, he learns that “smart” and “wise” aren’t necessarily the same thing.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Mary (Teen Version)

Tina is a teen consumed with her phone and herself. But when she auditions for Mary the mother of Jesus, she begins to understand that it’s not all about her and she might be worshipping the wrong things.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Mary

Connie, a busy wife and mom, auditions for the part of Mary, the Mother of Jesus in the Live Nativity. With constant reminders of her real life only a phone call away, she realizes that she and Mary have a lot in common.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Joseph

Joe is a husband, father, and all around “good-ole boy”. But there’s more to him than Nascar and fishing and it will take a conversation with the Director of the Live Nativity for Joe to realize “Joseph” is the perfect part for him.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Jesus

God sent His Son, Jesus, as a baby in a lowly manger to save us from our sins. This script is a live nativity that is perfect for your Christmas worship service.

  • Actors: 9
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Herod

George is auditioning for the Live Nativity, but he wants to change the story and do things his way. He quickly finds out that there is no changing the story because it’s His story.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Casting Call: Angel

Angel, an aspiring actress, is ready to audition for the role of her life. But when she realizes that she is responsible for delivering the greatest message in history, she wonders if she’s up for the task.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7-8 minutes

Listen! A Shepherd’s Testimony

The morning after the Nativity, a shepherd tells the throng of people in Bethlehem about the miracle he and his brothers have witnessed.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

Glory to God in the Highest

A responsive scripture reading about the birth of Jesus, the circumstances of the world that He was born into and how His story continues to affect our story.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

Believe It Or Not

A game show deals with hard-to-believe facts and leads us to think about the reality of the birth of Jesus.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

An Evening in December

Sam reminds his family to slow down and remember the true meaning of Christmas through the reading of the Christmas Story.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 15-20 minutes

The Birth of Christ: Responsive Reading

From Luke 2, the story of Christ is read with verses of praise in between. This reading gives your congregation reason to actively participate in your Christmas worship service.

  • Actors: 1-2
  • Minutes: 3-5 Minutes

A Strange Night To Be A Shepherd

Two Bethlehem shepherds recall their visitation with an angel the night Jesus was born.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

Give The Gift Back: A Christmas Play

This play begins by portraying the typical “manger story” telling of Christmas in a sort of tongue in cheek way. A Wiseman is picking his nose, the shepherds are “baaaaing” too loudly and Joseph almost drops baby Jesus, to name just a few. The audience is led to believe that they are actually watching what they came to watch. But soon the action turns not to the Christmas pageant play they just witnessed but to the players and what Christmas Eve looks like in their homes when the show is over and exactly where the Christmas spirit can be found when the manger is put into storage for another year.

  • Actors: 10
  • Minutes: 25-30

He Came to Get Messy

Do you ever feel that God is nowhere near and can’t understand your pain? Over 2000 years ago, Jesus, God’s Son, came into the world, not as royalty but as a baby born in a stable full of muck and animals. This script reminds us of the sacrifice that Jesus made by humbling himself to become one of us. It was a dirty job and he didn’t have to do it…but the world is changed because he did.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes