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Christmas Scripts

The Veil is Torn

This Readers Theater helps audiences think about the miracle and ministry of Jesus’ life, and how everything He did on earth led up to His death, which coincided with the mystery of the temple veil tearing from top to bottom.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4-6

The Crazy Truth - Jesus Is Born

A show called The Crazy Truth is the setting in this interactive skit, where Professor Imani and his sidekick, Zaney teach audiences (despite the meddlings of Dr. Doubt) the story of Jesus’ birth and how God uses little things to make a big difference in the world. Note: This is Day 6, if using in The Crazy Truth series.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 8

Meet The God Who Loves

In this Reader’s Theater script, Mary, Joseph, 2 shepherds, and an angel ask if people expected the Savior to come as a human baby, who is also fully God. Audiences are reminded that God sent His Son to show his love and to die for us all.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 3

Christmas Returns

Four shoppers come into a shop to return their Christmas purchases, feeling that the gifts weren’t as satisfying as they’d hoped.

  • Actors: 5+
  • Minutes: 5

Joy To The World! Christ Has Come! - A Responsive Reading

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

Christmas News

In this lively skit, two anchors bring exciting news about Santa, his reindeer, and more. But what about the Good News? Works great as a sermon setup or as part of a Christmas service.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 3

Good News For A Weary World

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

A Perfect Mess

In this lighthearted play, a young girl pulls her family together on Christmas Eve to put on an impromptu play. When Olivia feels the play turned into a disaster, her dad reminds her of how messy the first Christmas was, but that God uses messes to do amazing things.

  • Actors: 11
  • Minutes: 15

The Boxies Advent

The Boxies are here with a 4-week series for Advent. Using these simple, yet effective skits, you can help children understand the significance of the Advent season.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5

More Than Just An Advent Candle

Timmy is disappointed to be playing an Advent candle in the church Christmas play, rather than the “important” role of Joseph. But as he shares his one line with his mom, Timmy discovers the importance of his role and the message of the candle of peace.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4

What Child is This? Anthem

Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world, and stand in awe that Jesus came to be part of their lives. This script is a thoughtful and celebratory anthem ideal for a Christmas service. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 3

What Child is This? Shepherd

A shepherd recounts his experience of learning about the birth of Jesus from an angel in the field. Humbled by the invitation to meet the Christ child, he shares how his soul has been awake ever since. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3

What Child is This? Mary

Mary remembers what it felt like when she was told that she would be the mother of God’s Son. She shares the awe she felt watching Him lead with wisdom beyond his years, and how she thirsts for the living water that He brought to all people. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3

What Child is This? Joseph

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

What Child is This? Wise Man

When asked, “What child is this?” the wise man explains how he became part of the story of the Christ child. As he reflects, he describes how Jesus represents everything he had spent his life trying to learn and understand.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Get It

The three ghosts from A Christmas Carol are preparing to go teach Scrooge a lesson, but one of them has lost touch with her assignment and the entire reason for the season.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4

American Idolatry: Christmas Edition

In this parody of popular vocal talent TV contests, the singers showcase their talent and their lack of holiday spirit. Featuring well-known holiday hymns, audiences learn about worshipping in spirit and truth.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 6

Forget This

As a family rushes to prepare for a Christmas pageant, they inadvertently leave their Bible behind. In this humorous script, audiences are encouraged to not forget the real reason for the season.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 5

Papa, Please Understand

Mary and her father are writing letters to each other, revealing how he doubts the truth behind her pregnancy and the identity of her young son. This script is a blend of reader’s theater and an acted scene.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 7

The Greatest Story Ever Pitched

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

An Unlikely Family

An adoptive mom, her adopted son, and Mary, mother of Jesus, share their experiences as they each discover that God provides, even when it seems impossible. When we feel unequipped for what’s in front of us, God gives us what we need.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 6

Piece On Earth

As Emily and Hope decorate for a Christmas event, they realize there’s no room for the Nativity. But Hope decides that it needs to be the centerpiece—that Jesus needs to be at the center of it all.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

Once His Enemies

In this comedic skit, a queen uses a rebellious criminal to demonstrate what she’s learned about Jesus by reading her newly acquired Guttenberg Bible. Though, in the end she misses God’s point.

  • Actors: 7
  • Minutes: 7

When The Angel Came

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

Silent Night, Smart Phone Night

John leads his son Connor into the dark, cold night to look at stars (as opposed to Connor’s phone). Conversations about the Wise Men and Jesus’ birth lead to a lesson for both father and son.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4

Bring Your Own Snowballs: A Tropical Christmas

Timmy’s attempt to bring snowballs on the family’s Christmas vacation opens the door for his mom to share the Christmas story and remind Timmy of the real meaning of the holiday.
Part of the Train Up A Child series, it’s a funny and touching skit to remind Christians of all ages what they believe.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

What Kind of Gift Giver Is God?

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

A Christmas To Remember

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

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 6

Hearts Adorned With Wonder

It’s Christmas Eve and Janelle finds her mom squinting at the Christmas tree, stealing a quiet moment in the busy season. Over a cup of hot chocolate, the women reflect on the importance of literally stopping everything to ensure they don’t miss the true wonder of Christmas.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

A Very Martian Christmas

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

The Nazareth Evening News

A Christmas Play: The town of Bethlehem is on the verge of a world changing event, the birth of our Savior. A young couple expecting a baby has traveled to Bethlehem to be counted as part of the Roman census. Mary’s baby is about to be born and Joseph looks for a place for them to stay. The audience will get to experience the events of the night through the reporting of the Nazareth Evening news. In addition, field reporters will bring breaking news updates, interview eyewitnesses who saw the choir of angels, and report on the census “debacle.” Shepherds, Wisemen, and even Mary and Joseph are interviewed by eager reporters excited to get the story out. This version of the nativity story creatively and humorously mixes biblical truths with present day elements and jargon.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 45

Christ The Lord - A Readers Theatre Script

A time of worship through scripture celebrating the mystery of the Advent of Christ the Lord.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2