Christmas Scripts

It’s the night of the long-awaited Christmas pageant! This time with a “more Biblicallyaccurate” rendition of the Magi’s arrival. But suddenly, the wise men’s gifts have disappeared and have been replaced with chaos and confusion. Will the cast find the gifts or maybe something of more value to present to the baby King? This entertaining, full-length Christmas play will work as your church's Christmas pageant or for a dinner theater.

Actors: 10 Minutes: 60

Timmy is disappointed after the church Christmas production because his mom, who played Mary, gave away a gift (that he hoped to receive) to a new kid in the audience. Part of the Train Up A Child series, this is a funny and touching skit to help people of all ages remember the true meaning of Christmas and to be thankful in giving.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

Having just met Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus at the temple, Anna and Simeon describe what it was like to hold the King of the world in their hands. They reflect on how Jesus is God’s promised Messiah for Jew and Gentile alike.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 2

Mary and Elizabeth share their concerns about becoming new mothers, and Elizabeth reminds Mary of God’s sufficient grace.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

As six women are decorating the church for Christmas, they decide to share stories of when they experienced God with them. Two lighthearted stories give way to a deep and meaningful story of God's presence during a time of grief.

Actors: 6 Minutes: 8

Too often Christmas is stolen from our lives without us even recognizing that it’s gone. This play highlights 8 distractions that can take our focus away from the true meaning of Christmas and cause us to miss the joy of the season. Perform the scenes individually as illustrations for a sermon series or as a full play. Each scene is 2-5 minutes in length for a total time of 40–45 minutes.

Actors: 18+ Minutes: 40-45

A little boy is searching for the best gift for Christmas. He shakes various gifts along his journey to see if he can tell what is inside, and each gift accompanies him as he seeks the one true Gift that he needs.

Actors: 7 Minutes: 8

In this monologue, Mary recounts how she was afraid of the dark, until the angel appeared before her, announcing the coming Messiah. After Jesus was born, with the Light of the World in her arms, she had no reason to fear anymore.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

Sarah is afraid that no one will remember her at Christmas, so she secretly buys all the raffle tickets for the Ladies’ Guild quilt. When she wins, she must choose between fleeting happiness or lasting joy.

Actors: 7 Minutes: 15

This Readers Theater highlights how we can serve Jesus by caring for others. As a gift to our Savior, we can make sacrifices to meet the needs of those Jesus calls us to serve.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 5

While on a Christmas shopping trip with his family, a father encounters a strange, but unlikely, homeless woman who reminds him of the importance of worshipping Christ during the holidays.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 10

This simple skit features Elizabeth and Zechariah, who has been unable to speak since the angel told him about the miraculous conception of their son, John the Baptist. Works well as part of an Advent service focused on hope.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

This Advent skit focuses on Mary and Joseph, as they share the story of Jesus' miraculous conception. This can stand alone or be used after “Communication Failure” in the Advent weeks preceding Christmas.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

As Joseph searches for work after settling in Egypt, he reflects on the ways God provided for him and Mary as they fled Nazareth.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

Gabriel is just back from announcing to Mary that she will bear the Son of God and after debriefing with another angel, it's clear that Mary's faith is truly strong.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4-6 minutes

In this Christmas monologue, a shepherd recounts his experience after the angel of the Lord appeared to announce the birth of the Messiah.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 6