Christmas

Contemporary Christmas Play Scripts for School, Church and Community Drama Groups

Scripts for Christmas Plays & Musicals. This selection of modern scripts includes Christmas dramas, comedies and Nativity plays for schools, end-of-term shows and churches looking for high-quality Christmas plays for kids and adults.

These topical original scripts include scripts for easy Christmas plays, pageants and funny Christmas plays for teen groups and adult audiences. Discover delightful Christian Christmas plays with scripts that bring alive all aspects of the Birth of Jesus and the entire Nativity story for modern audiences.

These plays and musicals have flexible casting for smaller or large casts for ages from 4 years to adult, memorable songs, traditional carols and easy to stage scripts for celebrating the festive season in today’s world.

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  • The Last Great Christmas

    by Fran Lang
    • 25 Minutes
    • M 2; F 4; 1 M or F; 1 Dog

    Aging, Comedy, Community, Older Cast

    It looked like it was going to be a bleak Christmas, but then Aggie was expecting a miracle! It’s snowing and cold outside, but here’s a story of love and caring that will warm your heart.

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    $9.97$87.50
  • Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

    by Steven Young
    • 90 Minutes
    • 21M; 25F Max 60+/ Min 20

    Young Audience, Aging, Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Theatrical Staging Possible

    This large-cast play with a variable cast, preserves the original story of A Christmas Carol while revealing the story of its author Charles Dickens. Two families, one fictional, one historical, find their way to a brighter New Year for themselves and others around them. God Bless Us Everyone. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres for a new twist on an old tale.

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    $9.97$239.70
  • Christmas in Montana

    by Nikos Vlachos
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 M/2F/1 M or F Max 4/Min 4

    Comedy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    Students in a small one-room school try to sing Christmas carols in their classroom. Quickly, one of the students interrupts the singing with a thought about political correctness. Mayhem breaks out, with hilarious results, as they try to change the lyrics of the traditional Christmas songs to match contemporary standards.

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    $6.97$45.00
  • A Pastor’s Tale – The True Story of Silent Night

    by Todd Conner
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 - 5F; 2-7M; Max 7; Min 7

    Comedy, Simple Props, Teens

    A one-act Christmas comedy – a play with live music for young actors, telling the story of how the Christmas song “Silent Night” came to be written. Set in Oberndorf, Austria in 1818, the play is staged with live guitar in a Readers Theatre format. Memorized historical vignettes are combined with a straight-forward Christmas reading. But it soon goes “off-book” as student readers question the truth of the text they’re reading, and they end up squabbling on stage among themselves. Just when their performance seems doomed, Josef Mohr remembers a short poem he had been writing—Silent Night.

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    $7.97$55.98
  • Lamb’s Tales

    by Gerald Gurka
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • Variable Casting--roles for actors from 4 to 100

    Simple Props, Simple Set

    Lamb’s Tales: Four Simple Nativity Plays for the Littlest Lambs and Six Christmas Pageants for the Flock  Skits and pageants for church Christian holiday.  Short plays to be performed by children as young as 4 and adults will allow everyone in a religious community to star in their church’s Christmas celebration.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • The Chimes

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8 Male, 3 Female, 11 Min, 19 Max

    Comedy, Simple Set

    Give Scrooge a break for the winter holiday production! THE CHIMES is a full-length comedy and large-cast adaptation of another Dickens’ classic Christmas/New Years tale. Toby Veck, an impoverished London porter wants to bless his daughter’s marriage by New Year’s Day. Alas, he doesn’t have even a shilling in his pocket. Surely, the wealthy families he carries packages for will find enough work for him to do before the New Year comes and he must break a promise made on his late wife’s deathbed.

    This Dickens’ comedy is a great Christmas change-of-pace for schools, communities, and regional theaters.

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    $7.97$95.00
  • Oliver Twist

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 7 Females, Min/Max 21 (Doubling Possible)

    Doubling Possible, Large Cast

    Oliver Twist Stage Script for Schools, Colleges and Communities

    A puckish comedy adaptation of Oliver Twist. Funny and fierce, with flexible cast, this play can be performed anywhere from the classroom to the professional stage. True to Charles Dickens’ classic novel – entertaining, touching, and comically socially relevant. Free Sample to read.

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    $9.00$95.00
  • Happy Occasions

    by Michael J. Hotchkiss
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6

    Happy Occasions is a one-act family comedy set during the Christmas season. A short comedy that tells an all-too-familiar story. How do family members come to take each other for granted?  Neil and Gerri could be any of us in our young older years!

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    $7.00$75.00
  • The Dead

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male. 4 Females

    Simple Set

    A one-act play adapted from “The Dead” in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”

    During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy has to cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife, Gretta, and confront his own academic pedantry.  He condescends to the provincialism of his friends, family, and his wife. But a big surprise about Gretta awaits him after he retires for the night.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • The Concise Christmas Carol

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male (up to 4 possible)

    Comedy, Drama, Flexible Casting

    A 50-minute condensed monologue adapted from Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. How the ghosts who haunt him, eventually transform a lonely, stingy, bitter old man into a generous, infectiously cheerful humanitarian. D.D. Delaney, a professional actor, playwright, journalist, and poet has adapted the familiar holiday classic for the stage. Written as a monologue, it can also be performed by 4 actors.   Ideal for Christmas celebrations, house performances, and readers theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • ANGELs, Inc.

    by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki
    • 110 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min 6

    Farce, Simple Props, Simple Set

    A zany full-length farce is a perfect change from traditional Christmas plays for schools, churches, and community theater.  The film crew for ABC (Angel Broadcasting Company) is producing a special to celebrate the Nativity.

    Small cast, great for schools, youth drama groupscommunity theaters, and churches. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.95$70.00
  • As We See Him

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 60 Minutes
    • Choir

    Music Lead Sheets

    A musical celebration of the Nativity by Doris Gwaltney. This Christmas Cantata celebrates the different faces of Jesus and the diversity and tolerance that he espoused. Consisting of original poetry, Biblical quotes, and traditional carols, it brings the birth of Jesus alive for modern choirs and utilizes a Chancel Choir, a Children’s Choir, and readers.

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    $6.97$50.00
  • A Colonial Christmas

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 110 Minutes
    • 9 Males, 4 Females, Max Cast 20+, Min Cast 16

    Comedy, Fantasy, Large Cast

    A full-length holiday comedy by Gillette Elvgren with a large cast and possible doubling.
    In A Colonial Christmas, the Hartley family has decided to downsize the holidays which seem to have lost their significance. However. an old barrel organ is a portal to  Christmas in Revolutionary days  for a renewal of faith and the Christmas spirit.  Great for community theaters and church audiences.

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    $11.00$90.00

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