Christmas Scripts

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

As people struggling with loss, grief, and disappointment enter the Inn Restaurant to order Christmas, they discover a place had already been set for them. This skit is a reminder that Jesus makes room for everyone at His table for Christmas.

Actors: 9 Minutes: 10

In this fun scene, the Wise Men recount their journey to meet the newborn King of Israel. These "wise guys" have thick Brooklyn accents in this comedic take on the story in Matthew 2.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

A few days after Bill and Bob met the infant Savior, the two shepherds wonder why God would've chosen them to meet His Son. This is a comedic take on shepherds' experience described in Luke 2.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Things don't go as planned when a local church presents its annual live nativity. But in the midst of the chaos, we're reminded that God invited imperfect people to the very first nativity, and that He continues to use flawed people to do His work on earth.

Actors: 5+ Minutes: 4

In this Readers Theater packed with Scripture, we celebrate God's promises kept through the advent of Jesus and reassures us that His promise to return is trustworthy.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

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

As Hannah meets with a counselor for the first time, she bemoans the holidays which makes her feel guilty and ashamed. Ultimately, she realizes what it means to truly be forgiven.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 7

A beam of light still shines in the sky two days after the angel visited the shepherds in the fields surrounding Bethlehem. Shep and Hurd, two of those shepherds, recount the radical moment when the hills were filled with fire and music. Their humorous retelling captures the revolutionary moment in which heaven forever transformed the earth and turned two shepherds into witnesses.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

This series consists of 5 scripts; The Prophet’s Candle (symbolizing Hope), The Bethlehem Candle (symbolizing Faith), The Shepherd’s Candle (symbolizing Joy), The Angel’s Candle (symbolizing Peace), The Christ Candle (symbolizing Love). They can be performed all at once as one large Christmas production with the lighting of each Advent candle after the correlating script or they can be performed one at a time, correlating with the weekly lighting of an Advent Candle, with the 5th and final candle being lit at a Christmas Day or Christmas Eve service.

Actors: 4-19 Minutes: 3 each

Stuart recounts a busy night when he had no room for a young couple but let them stay in the barn. He talks with a traveler, a shepherd, and a wise man (all of whom saw a star above his barn) and eventually realizes that the Messiah has been born there. Includes the sheet music and MP3 music as heard in the video version.

Actors: 2-4 Minutes: 12