Joy Scripts

Sarah is afraid that no one will remember her at Christmas, so she secretly buys all the raffle tickets for the Ladies’ Guild quilt. When she wins, she must choose between fleeting happiness or lasting joy.

Actors: 7 Minutes: 15

This scene is a humorous tale of finding joy in life, no matter how old you are. Methuselah is approaching 900 years old, but his encounter with a teenage skateboarder reminds us that it's never too late to try something new.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

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

This Christmas monologue introduces the shepherd just after he's been visited by the angel who announced the Messiah. His joy and excitement are bubbling over as he realizes what it means for the world (and for him). Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

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

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 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

It’s Christmas Eve and Janelle finds her mom squinting at the Christmas tree, stealing a quiet moment in the busy season. Over a cup of hot chocolate, the women reflect on the importance of literally stopping everything to ensure they don’t miss the true wonder of Christmas.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Contagious joy should be evident in the lives of all Jesus followers. But is it? This skit highlights the vital importance of joy in the Christian life.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Buddy has everything he could ever want...except for joy. So he sets out to find how others have joy despite their lack of material possessions.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 4

Brother and sister, Richard and Carol, fight over the placement of a nativity set, when their friend Sandy arrives and reveals that we all have a tendency to celebrate Jesus only at Christmas.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 6

Betsy and Susie give Willie a joyful heart transplant.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

While wrapping a present, a woman (or man) explains why her focus and priorities have shifted a little this Christmas. A perfect script for sharing the hope we have in Jesus this Christmas. Includes a male and female version of the script.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Paul and Silas have been through some pretty rough stuff, yet even in jail they continue to praise and worship God. This short script is perfect for opening Kid's Church on a message about Paul and Silas!

Actors: 6 Minutes: 2-3 minutes

This script about a "dorky" teen trying to win the affections of a popular girl at school is a metaphor for pursing God without regard for what others think.

Actors: 7+ Minutes: 3-4 minutes