All Things Christmas

Mahli’s Sheepskin Jacket

Christmas Plays

Mahli’s Sheepskin Jacket – by Edith E. Cutting This play has six characters with three scenes.  Mahli, a young shepherd boy, goes with his father to see baby Jesus.  He proudly wears his new sheepskin jacket that his mother made for him.  When it is time for him to leave, he decides to give the

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The Shepherd Who Was Left Behind

Christmas Plays

The Shepherd Who Was Left Behind – by Marilyn Senterfitt There are 14 speaking and non-speaking parts in this play.  Samuel, the young shepherd, has to stay behind to watch the sheep.  While the other shepherds go to see the baby Jesus.  He is very sad and lonely.  Joel, a young angel, comes down to

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Big News in Bethlehem

Christmas Plays

Big News in Bethlehem – by Helen Kitchell Evans This play has 2 male characters and is set in Bethlehem a few days after the birth of Jesus.  Two young men meet and discuss the recent events that occurred on the first Christmas night in their small town of Bethlehem.  Source: Biblical Christmas Performances:  Christian

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Sherlock Holmes’ Christmas Goose

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Sherlock Holmes’ Christmas Goose  – by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Adapted by Paul T. Nolan There are 6 male characters and 2 scenes in this play.  The setting is Christmas season in London in the 1880s.  This play is based on one of Sherlock’s famous cases (The Blue Carbuncle).  Sherlock uses his great deductive skills

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The Christmas Doubters

Christmas Plays

The Christmas Doubters  – by Charles Baker This play has 5 male and 4 female characters.  The setting is the Jameson living room on Christmas Eve.  Cheryl and Karen Jameson feel that they are too old to believe in Santa Claus. Their dad still believes in the Spirit of Santa and is upset with this

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Santa’s Magic Hat

Christmas Plays

Santa’s Magic Hat – a puppet play by Jane Foster Thornton Nine hand puppets make up this cast, however, the play may also be performed by actors of desired.  There are three scenes.  This is a puppet play about the spirit of Christmas.  A disgruntled elf conspires with a little boy, who wishes everyday to

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A Different Night Before Christmas

Christmas Plays

A Different Night Before Christmas  – by Patty Medill This play is done in one act and 3 scenes.  The Narrator, as the cast pantomimes reads this play.  The story integrates the classic, “A Visit From St. Nicolas” with the story of the birth of Jesus.  Source: Biblical Christmas Performances:  Christian On-Stage Series – Compiled

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The Wondrous Birth

Christmas Plays

The Wondrous Birth – by Edith E. Cutting This play has 14 characters with extra parts to play angels.  The play has six scenes.  This tells the wondrous story of the birth of Jesus based on the biblical scriptures as recorded by Luke.  Source: Biblical Christmas Performances:  Christian On-Stage Series – Compiled by Rebecca Daniel

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Little Cosette and Father Christmas

Christmas Plays

Little Cosette and Father Christmas – adapted by Adele Thane from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. This play has 9 male characters, 7 female characters, and parts for extras.  The play has three scenes, set on Christmas Eve, 1823.  The story tells of how the former thief, Jean Valjean gives the orphan, Cossette the best Christmas

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Christmas at the Cratchits

Christmas Plays

Christmas at the Cratchits – Adapted from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” by Deborah Newman There are 4 male and 4 female parts in this play.  The setting is the Chratchit home in 18th century London.  This is an adaptation of the famous Christmas scene in which Scrooge observes the Cratchit family with the Ghost

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Randy the Red-Horned Rainmoose

Christmas Plays

Randy the Red-Horned Rainmoose – a musical play by Rick Kilcup This play has 18 characters, set in Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve.  This play tells the story of what happens when Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer catches a cold and cannot guide Santa’s sleigh.  The weather is guide Santa’s sleigh.  The weather is bad and

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Long Live Christmas

Christmas Plays

Long Live Christmas – by Islay Benson This play has 13 male and 6 female characters, with 13 extras.  In front of the curtain is a present day public square.  As the play passes back in time, we see a public square in the 17th century.  The King of Camerovia banned Christmas because the towns

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Poached Pears with Riseling

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Poached Pears with Riseling Posted By: Islandflea Makes:4 Ingredients: 4 very ripe pears (bartlette are nice) 1 cup sweet riseling wine 3 cups water 1 teaspoon black pepper corn 1/2 cup sugar Directions: Peel pears. Core from the bottom leaving the pear intact and the stem on. Bring to simmering water, wine, sugar and pepper.

Polenta

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Polenta Posted By: Staff Makes:4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups corn meal 4 or 5 cups of water 1 1/2 Teaspoons of salt 4 Italian sausages Fennel 1 Cup tomato sauce Parmesan Cheese Butter Directions: Mix the corn meal with 1 cup cold water, then add 3 cups of boiling water and the salt. Cook in

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Pickled Peaches

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Pickled Peaches Posted By: Staff Makes:10 Ingredients: 10 Pounds peaches 5 Pounds white sugar or 4 1/2 pounds of brown sugar 5 Cups of best cider vinegar 6 Sticks of cinnamon 12 Whole cloves 1 Teaspoon allspice Directions: Skin the peaches by scalding them for 40 seconds with boiling water. Drain and dash them into