Special Christmas Package
Special Christmas Package. For a complete listing of Christmas scripts – see Christmas Plays and Assemblies section of the website. Special Christmas Collection @ £11.99 – 3 for the price of 2! Plus Free Set of Jokes!
- The Story of Babushka – Get Your Priorities Right – The Housework Can Wait!
- The Meaning of Christmas – the Conversion of Mr. Scrooge – Shared Love is the Best
- Christmas Quiz
- Plus Christmas Jokes
These scripts are available separately off my site
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play
- Christmas Carols Assembly
- Poinsettia Play
- Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly
- The Meaning of Christmas The Conversion of Scrooge
- Nutcracker Christmas Assembly
- Nativity Play Welcome to our Party Key Stage II
- Nativity Play Welcome to our Party Key Stage I
- Nativity Play Crisis
- Cinderella Christmas Play
- What Do You Want For Christmas?
Special Christmas Package. A little about each script:
1. Babushka A Christmas Story from Russia
This script could be used either for an assembly or as a guided reading script for a group of 7(with an accompanying quiz) within the classroom. It is one of a collection Sue Russell is currently writing – the aim being to have an assembly collection of 20 (one for each day of December leading up to Christmas). These will be sold separately (like this one) or as a set of 4, or as a collection of 20. Second, in the collection is Poinsettia – A Christmas Story from Mexico; third is a short version of Christmas Carol – A Story from England; and fourth a script on Santa Claus.
Word of warning – if you consider adding some music, and ‘Babushka’ by Kate Bush leaps to mind (as it did in my case) – think again! After reading/listening to the lyrics, I came to the conclusion that Kate had obviously read a different version to the one I had!
Special Christmas Package. Sample Text
Melchior: Hush! Hush good people! Let’s not fall out over this! (Turning to
Babushka) Nobody was making fun of your housework.
Balthazar: No indeed. We have visited many homes in our travels and few have
come close to yours! We were all really impressed with how clean
and tidy everything was.
Caspar: But we were disappointed that your housework kept you from travelling
Babushka: But that’s where you’re wrong! After you’d left, I changed my mind! And
after sorting the place out, and finding some toys for the baby Jesus, I
walked out my front door and set off after you!
Mary: Now I’m beginning to understand! You men! Always thinking we can drop everything, just like that! I’m sorry I may have seemed to be criticising you earlier on. I can see now you just needed a little time!
Melchior: But what a lot of time you could have saved if you had just packed up then
and there! And come with us!
Babushka: I know. I realise that now. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!
Inn keeper: But what of your travels? I remember telling you you were too late when you
got to Bethlehem. Mary and Joseph had just left with their newborn.
Mary: We couldn’t hang about. Not with that terrible King Herod on the
Babushka: That was probably the nearest I got to finding you. But I never gave up!
Balthazar: What an amazing woman!
Melchior: We three men found it hard sometimes, travelling from place to place.
Inn keeper: But at least you had each other for company.
Caspar: And we were men! It must have been terrifying travelling alone as a
Babushka: Yes, it did seem hard at first. I had led such a sheltered life. All I had
known were those four walls of my house. I was so busy tidying up,
I never had time for anything else, and I rarely spoke to another person!
2. The Meaning of Christmas – The Conversion of Scrooge
This is a real tear-jerker – I guarantee there will not be a dry eye in the house after this one! How can a group of carol singers possibly hope to melt the ice-cold heart of one …. Mr. Scrooge!?! Things don’t seem too promising – given the number of Bah! Humbugs! But have patience – unlikely as it may seem, Mr. Scrooge is about to become …. a second Good King Wenceslas!
Music 4 The Holly and the Ivy
Scrooge: Bah! I’d have had the whole lot outlawed!
Child 11: Which is exactly what happened in Scotland, in 1583; and then in England when Oliver Cromwell and his lot took over.
Scrooge: Good for them! Good sense prevailing at last!
Child 12: Christmas returned with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660
Child 13: But it wasn’t until the reign of Queen Victoria that Christmas really came into its own again.
Scrooge: Double Bah!
Child 14: The German nation had always gone in for Christmas in a big way – one and a half months, that’s 16 days of festivities!
Child 15: Don’t you mean, Hamburg?!
Child 16: When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, from Germany, he brought over plenty of Christmas spirit with him!
Scrooge: Bah! Lucky I wasn’t on Customs! I’d never have let him through!
Child 17: He also brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle
Child 18: And Christmas cards appeared, with even more carol singing!
Music 5 We wish you a merry Christmas
Scrooge: Bah! Those Victorians! They have a lot to answer for!
Child 19: But if it hadn’t been for the writings of Charles Dickens, you would not be here now!
Child 20: Time for another ‘Christmas Carol’?
Music 6 Good King Wenceslas
Scrooge: Foolish man! Fancy getting his feet cold – just to save a good for nothing pauper!
Child 21: But that is what Christmas is all about! It’s about
Whole cast: Giving!
Child 22: To those less fortunate than yourself. It’s about
Whole cast: Family time!
Child 23: Spending time with your family, enjoying each other’s love. It’s about
Child 24: Putting up Christmas decorations!
Child 25: Eating Christmas dinner!
Child 26: Opening presents!
Child 27: Kissing under the mistletoe!
Whole Cast: (Groaning) Ugh!
Scrooge: Exactly! Ugh! All this excess! It’s just too much! Thank goodness I’m spending Christmas alone …. again.
(Child 28 runs across the stage, and flings his arms around Scrooge)
Child 28: But Mr. Scrooge! You can’t be alone! Not at Christmas!
Special Christmas Package Music
1. Jingle Bells
2. Silent Night
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem
4. The Holly and the Ivy
5. We wish you a merry Xmas
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
3. Christmas Quiz
Made up of 5 parts:
- Nativity Story
- Christmas Stories from around the world
Special Christmas Package subject matter for these quizzes has been taken from my Christmas Scripts.
Quiz V: Christmas Stories from around the World
1. Who is said to give gifts to children in Russia, every Christmas?
2. Who were her famous visitors?
3. What did they ask her?
4. Why didn’t she go with them?
5. After trying and failing to find them, what miracle(s) occurred with the basket of toys she was carrying?
6. From which country does the legend, explaining the red leaves of the Poinsettia, come?
7. What happened to the weeds that were placed by the altar on Christmas Eve?
8. As it was a poor child who gave the gift of weeds, what is the meaning behind the story?
9. In what city and country was ‘The Nutcracker’ set?
10. What famous composer wrote the music for the ballet?
4. Christmas Jokes – guaranteed to send you crackers!
Special Christmas Package. Use sparingly – these jokes should come with a public elf warning!
1. What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
2. What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
a. It’s Christmas, Eve!
3. What did Cinderella say when her photographs weren’t ready?
a. Someday my prints will come!
4. Why was Cinderella such a poor football player?
a. Because she kept running away from the ball!
5. What is mum’s favourite Christmas carol?
a. Silent Night!
6. What carol is heard in the desert?
a. Camel Ye Faithful!
7. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?
a. Deep and crisp and even.
8. What goes Oh! Oh! Oh! ?
a. Santa walking backwards!
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