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Scripts birth of jesus

In a celebratory Readers Theater, audiences are reminded of the miraculous birth of Jesus, the greatest gift we could ever receive. Leads nicely into a choir or congregation singing “Joy to the World.”

Actors: 4 Minutes: 2

In the midst of all the bad news in our world, it’s easy to forget that the birth of Jesus was meant to bring us hope and peace. This skit reminds us of this truth, even when we’re bombarded with bad news.

Actors: 3-7 Minutes: 5

Joseph reflects on becoming the father of Jesus. As he talks about how he wrestled with the idea that the baby would not be his own son, he beams with pride at the man Jesus was becoming.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

In this funny script, a woman pitches the story of Jesus’ life to two producers. While they can hardly believe what they’re hearing, they love the story. This script works well for holidays or for services about the life of Christ.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

In this monologue, Elizabeth recounts unexpected miracles: becoming the mother of John the Baptist; her husband, Zechariah, emerging from the temple mute; her cousin Mary, pregnant as well. She recognizes God’s fulfillment of promises and His redemption of us all.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

A fast-paced skit explores several hilarious types of gift givers before launching into the description of the best gift giver there is—the One who knows you better than anyone, knows exactly what you need, and gave the greatest Gift of all.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 6

These are monologues delivered separately by each character. Appropriate for preparation for the Christmas season.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

When three Martians crash after a brush with a shooting star, they land on Earth, at Christmas, right in the middle of a church Nativity Play and think that what they are seeing is actually taking place.

Actors: 10+ Minutes: 6