Santa’s Magic Hat

Santa’s Magic Hat

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 be Christmas, to steal Santa’s magic cap.  Whoever wears the hat is in charge of Christmas.  The Snow Fairy discovers their evil plan and turns them into snow.  If they didn’t find the magic words to break the spell, by sunrise on Christmas morning, they would melt away.  Thus, the pair goes to a town to find people who know the magic words to break the spell.

Source:
The Big book of Christmas Plays. Edited by Sylvia Kamerman.  Plays Inc.: Boston, MA, c1988.

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