Scripts for Christmas Eve

Use one of the following scripts to perform during your Christmas Eve service. These scripts have been hand-picked to help celebrate the birth of Christ.

Emmanuel, God With Us: A Responsive Reading

Celebrate our Savior’s birth in your worship service with this responsive reading, and remember all that God has done for us through His Son Jesus!

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2-4 minutes

Joy To The World! Christ Has Come! - A Responsive Reading

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

Christmas News

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

Tell Me the Story

This monologue, designed to be presented on Christmas Eve before the story of Jesus’ birth is shared, expresses through one voice the many thoughts and feelings of those who are drawn to Christmas.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

The Birth of Christ: Responsive Reading

From Luke 2, the story of Christ is read with verses of praise in between. This reading gives your congregation reason to actively participate in your Christmas worship service.

  • Actors: 1-2
  • Minutes: 3-5 Minutes

Jesus in the Old Testament

We celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas by reading about His birth in the New Testament. But do we ever think about Jesus being present in the Old Testament? This script is a fun way to recognize that Jesus was part of the plan all along…from the very beginning.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 8

What Child is This? Anthem

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 Christmas Dream

This Christmas poem calling on Christians to let peace begin with their hearts, is perfect for your Christmas Eve or candlelight service.

  • Actors: 1-3
  • Minutes: 2

Tonight, We’ll Improvise

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

He Came to Get Messy

Do you ever feel that God is nowhere near and can’t understand your pain? Over 2000 years ago, Jesus, God’s Son, came into the world, not as royalty but as a baby born in a stable full of muck and animals. This script reminds us of the sacrifice that Jesus made by humbling himself to become one of us. It was a dirty job and he didn’t have to do it…but the world is changed because he did.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

His Story

A simple and fun way to tell the story of the night Christ was born.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 5

Stirring Up The Animals

It’s late at night in the barn and the animals are all excited! A baby was born and they were there to greet the newborn King. This script is perfect for your Christmas Eve service or for a Children’s Sermon.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

A Seeker Trilogy

Three seekers have different motives for finding the prophesied newborn Messiah in this 3 part script. Perfect for a Christmas Eve service.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5

First Christmas: Shepherd

The night of Christ’s birth, a shepherd realizes that this night is good news to ALL people.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

God’s Perfect Gift

God limited Himself to become human, breathing new life into the world and giving us His perfect gift so we might be saved. This is a responsive reading perfect for your worship time during this Christmas season.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 1 - 3 minutes

Christmas Explained

Gary and Grady explain what Christmas is all about in this fun comedy duo script perfect for your Christmas Eve service.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

Glory to God in the Highest

A responsive scripture reading about the birth of Jesus, the circumstances of the world that He was born into and how His story continues to affect our story.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

Christmas Eve Opener

This is a fun way to start your Christmas Eve service and to get your congregation warmed up a for a time of celebration.


Christmas Returns

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

Meet The God Who Loves

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