Christmas Scripts

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

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