Christmas Scripts

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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