Hello, and thank you so much! As I've already informed you this is a Christmas play that I wrote kind of for our church. I need to have it done by November if I want it to be used (maybe) but would like to give ya'll time so I'll wait for like two weeks. Please tell me anything you would change! I really need the help and it would be so great of you to give it to me! Thanks so much!
Scene one: Left stage, family living room
(Jonathan and Miriam (children) sitting with a present in their laps)
Miriam: ohh! I just can't wait until Christmas! I love it so much! This is going to be the best year ever, Dad's going to love the new tie I got him,
Jonathan: and Moms going to love her new teapot! Tomorrow we get to open our presents too. I hope I get that new baseball bat! I really, really, really want it!
Miriam: That jump rope in the store window looks so alone! I just have to get it! Irena and I could have so much fun playing with it!
(Mom and Dad enter)
Mom: Come on Miriam, Jonathan. It's time to read the Christmas story, then, it's off to bed for you two!
John: (groaning) Yes, mom.
Dad: You don't want to hear the Christmas story? I thought it was your favorite!
Miriam: It used to be dad, but now it's so old. We know the whole story. A baby is born in a manger, then shepherds come and wise men bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh to him. We've heard it every year, probably since we were born!
John: Why do we have to sit through the whole thing again?
Mom: I think this year we need to take a closer look at this passage in the bible. You must understand that this baby in the manger is more then just a baby. He was God on earth in human form.
(Children look unconvinced)
Dad: Let's read the story again but this time take a closer look, I think then you'll understand what you mother is talking about.
(Oh Come, Oh Come, Immanuel begins playing softly in the background.)
Dad: First we need to understand that Jesus had been expected for a long time. People were looking for him. Daniel calls him the Messiah and John, The light of the World. He was promised to come and save the people from their sins. Lets take a look at Luke chapter 1 verse 26. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary.
(Choir sing Oh come, Oh come Immanuel)
(Music stop playing)