Christmas Scripts

Because Herod felt threatened by news of a new King, it would have been easy for the fragile life of baby Jesus to be snuffed out, like a candle. This Readers Theater for the fifth and final week of Advent, celebrates the lighting of the Christ candle, announcing Jesus is the Light of the world.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

In this Readers Theater, we are reminded that the first Christmas was not peaceful; it was a time of anxiety as Mary and Joseph searched for a place to give birth. But Jesus came to bring peace to us all.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

The love of God became a living reality when Jesus was born. Through a remembrance of great acts of God's love through the history of his people, this Readers Theater script joyfully celebrates God's love for the world at the first Christmas.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

In this Readers Theater script, the story of the shepherds is recounted as the angel appears before them to announce the birth of the Savior, filling them with fear that is soon replaced with joy.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

This Readers Theater helps usher in the Advent season, recounting the story of Anna, a faithful elderly woman who saw the Hope of the world wrapped in swaddling clothes. Works beautifully as a lead-in to lighting the candle of hope.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Rather than a letter to Santa, in this monologue and adult writes a letter to Christmas expressing love for the holiday carols, gingerbread, and merriment. But, the writer has one request: to keep Jesus as the focus.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

In this skit, a news anchor contemplates her desire to report hope and peace rather than death and destruction. Can be a stand-alone or accompany two other scripts: Christmas News and Good News for a Weary World.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

This interactive script invites audiences to help vote for the most important person at Christmas as the narrator introduces a variety of characters, until an audience member points out that someone is missing from the contest.

Actors: 6 Minutes: 6

As Mary reads from her diary, she remembers the birth of her son, Jesus, and the trials and struggles He faced. What were her dreams for her son? Did she truly understand His future?

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

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

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

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

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

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 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

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