Nativity Scripts

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

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

Jenny is worked up about all the Christmas details she needs to get in place, like presents and lights and a Christmas Eve bounce house. Vanessa tries to remind her that the nativity and the hope of Jesus' birth are what need to be the focus instead.

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 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

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

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

These are monologues delivered separately by each character. Appropriate for preparation for the Christmas season.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

When three Martians crash after a brush with a shooting star, they land on Earth, at Christmas, right in the middle of a church Nativity Play and think that what they are seeing is actually taking place.

Actors: 10+ Minutes: 6

The Davidson family has the perfect plan for winning the annual Christmas yard decorating contest: a live nativity scene, with themselves in the lead roles. It would all be working just beautifully...if only they could get their Jesus to look a little more real.

Actors: 8+ Minutes: 14

Friends gather to gaze at the brilliant star, not realizing they’re completely missing the purpose of the star in the first place.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 4

Mabel may be the lead goose in this barn, but tonight her stable environment is shaking with the news that a new baby king may have to be born here. As she and her animal friends scramble to prepare the place, their efforts are sabotaged by a couple of the bullying King’s Horses - pretty ponies who will do anything to keep a new king from coming onto the scene. This script comes with promotional slides and bulletin artwork.

Actors: 8 Minutes: 30

The story about the coming of our Savior using whoever and whatever is available to you on stage. Perfect for a Christmas Eve service!

Actors: 1 Minutes: 6

A modern day version of the popular family program The Christmas Experience. Includes sometimes dramatic, often funny, contemporary versions of the events leading up to Jesus' birth. The audience journeys to three different settings where three short plays are performed, then gathers for singing, a present day version of the Nativity, a short message, and candle-lighting.

Actors: 18+ Minutes:

A naïve youth group rediscovers the meaning of Christmas while reenacting the Nativity.

Actors: 6+ Minutes: 7

In a modern suburb, we meet three holiday planners who have "no room" for Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Great set-up for a talk on changing our plans to make room for God's.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 6