Here is a selection of modern Christmas play scripts for teens, young audiences, actors of all ages and community theaters.
Christmas holidays bring families together and churches, drama groups and community theaters are looking for entertaining and enriching plays about the Christmas Story.
These delightful modern Christmas plays for Community Theater are guaranteed to bolster the Christmas Holiday spirit for audiences.
Instant Printable PDF Scripts are available.
Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol
An imaginative twist to the classic A Christmas Carol has Charles Dickens himself appear as a character, with his family, in a large cast play that has mirror stories of the Dickens family and the characters from the original novel finding their way to a brighter New Year. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres.
If you are looking for a totally modern take on the Nativity, A.N.G.E.L.S, Inc. is a farce set in a video recording studio where angel/media personalities fight deadlines and snafus before the Great Arrival
A Colonial Christmas
Combines history (George Washington), a modern family missing its Christmas spirit and a magic barrel organ which pulls them back in time–and you have a lesson in history and a redemptive American Christmas story.
Lamb’s Tales ( Traditional Nativity & Pageants)
is perfect to involve all ages of your community in your Christmas Holiday play offering? From tots to teens to adults, these modern Christmas pageants and original Christmas stories engage audiences and participants. Small to large casts.
The Chimes ( Alternative to A Christmas Carol)
Dare to be different! Here’s an adaptation of another Dickens Christmas Story, this time starring a poor London porter. He must fight specters in a church belfry and London nabobs, securing his daughter’s marriage, his own security, and redemption through social justice.
A Christmas Carol ( One-man show or up 4 Characters)
Feature a traditional Christmas story in a non-traditional format. Everyone has seen some version of A Christmas Carol, but few have seen it performed as a one-man show. And nothing is left out! The play calls for different “voices” and thus may also be performed by up to 4 actors.
Christmas in Montana ( Comedy)
Students in a one-room schoolhouse begin to argue as they try to edit Christmas carols to conform to current standards of political correctness, to the dismay of their teacher.
A Pastor’s Tale: The True Story of Silent Night ( Comedy)
Everyone knows the Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” Few know how it came to be written. This 15-minute, simply-staged Christmas comedy takes us to Oberndorf, Austria, where a seeming catastrophe produces the most beloved carol of all time.
As We See Him – A Christmas Cantata
A modern cantata for a choir, As We See Him delves into the Christmas story, with an emphasis on the diversity of Christ’s followers. It needs only the familiar traditional carols.
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