Christmas Scripts

While seeking a lost sheep from his flock, a lone shepherd sees the angel’s announcement of Christ’s birth from afar. He realizes his search for the one is more important than he thought.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Come to the Manger is a series of Readers Theater scripts that take your congregation on an Advent journey through hope and peace, to joy, love, and wonder. The bundle provides a simple, yet profound way to incorporate the Advent story into your services this December.

Actors: Minutes: 15

The high priest entered the holy of holies, but once a year, to atone for the sin of Israel. And yet on the first Christmas, there in the stable, Mary and Joseph sat in the presence of the living God, a little baby completely dependent on two new, tired parents. The fifth reading of Advent reminds us to come to the manger with a sense of wonder at how God brought about the redemption of the world.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

If home is where the heart is, then our true home is with the heart of God, for He sent His Son to dwell with us and make our home with us. In a world where so many long for a safe and peaceful home life, this reading for the first week of Advent reminds us of our true home and our true hope.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Joseph and Mary, in the most significant moment of their lives to date, learned the lesson their son would later preach on the mountain: Don’t worry about anything, for God in heaven provides all our needs…even a manger, when there’s no room in the inn. This reading, for the third week in Advent, reminds us to come to the manger with joy.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

God didn’t send Jesus into the world as a victorious general or a polished politician; He sent a helpless baby. God didn’t give His Son so that we could have military might, political power, or incredible fame; He gave us love. This reading, for the fourth week of Advent, reminds us of the love of God that opens up a way for redemption.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 2

The world around us is filled with trouble. We all know people who face incredible challenges, just as we have anxieties and struggles in our own life. This reading, for the second week of Advent, is a reminder that Jesus is the Prince of Peace who brings a lasting, unshakable peace, no matter what we face.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

This readers theater tells the story of John, who thinks he is perfect and looks down on everyone else. A series of events on Christmas Eve turn him from a bitter, judgmental man to one who's willing to acknowledge his imperfections and accept help from others.

Actors: 9 Minutes: 12

A barista grows frustrated when several customers don't understand the true meaning of Christmas, until finally someone enters who gets that it's all about celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 5

This short reader’s theater designed for teens and children invites listeners to reflect on the journey, trials, and miracle of Jesus’ birth.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 4

As a playwright struggles with how to best dramatize keeping Christ in our hearts beyond the holiday season, the scene comes to life on the stage.

Actors: 13 Minutes: 13

In this comedy, the three wise men go to a store looking for the perfect baby gift for the Messiah but can't seem to find something worthy of a King.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 4

A Wise Man recounts his quest for nobility, only to find a newborn baby in a manger. He remembers how they bowed down in worship to the King of Kings who lay before them.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

As a Shepherd sits by a fire outside the stable, he remembers something his father told him as a young boy, prompting him to search for God’s peace all his life. When he’s visited by an angel announcing the Savior’s birth, he realizes his search is complete.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

In the middle of the night, Isaiah has a conversation with God about what God is calling him to tell the Israelites. He questions God’s plan for a baby to lead them out of exile, but trusts what he’s being asked to do, understanding that this baby will bring light and hope into the world.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Joseph cares for Jesus in the stable and tells the story of his visit from an angel as he basks in the joy that the infant Savior brings to him.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3