two Contemporary Drama Service catalog of Christmas plays, Christmas playscripts, Christmas pageants, Christmas monologues and holiday plays and musicals

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Christmas Plays (All Ages)
Contemporary Drama Service offers a large selection of Christmas plays and Christmas playscripts for middle schools, high schools, community theatres, churches and drama groups. Our Christmas plays are audience-tested crowd pleasers for this very special time of year. Contemporary Drama Service offers you over 95 Christmas plays.
A 21st Century Christmas Carol
By: Lori M. Myers
A contemporary comedy adaption of Dickens’ classic

Advent Attitudes
By: M. K. Boyle
Sketches for Advent wreath candlelighting

The Advent Banner
Symbols By Gordon C. Bennett and Ruth P. Bennett Liturgy By Sharonn Davis Halderman
A visual portrayal and liturgy for Advent

Advent Candlelighting
By: Susan Pargman
Four skits involving worshippers of all ages

All Roads Lead to the Stable
By: Carl Kelly
A set of Advent monologs

An American Christmas
By: Christine Ferguson
A Christmas PowerPoint Program

The Angels Speak
By: Galen R. Hackman
A collection of readings for the Advent wreath

Are You Coming?
By: Phil Gilbreath and Steve Markovich
A contemporary play for the Christmas season

Away from the Manger
By: Elizabeth M. Topp
A play with a tongue-in-cheek look at those who missed the Nativity

Away from the Manger (musical)
Music and lyrics by Sally Beske Book by Elizabeth M. Topp
A musical version of the popular play

The Best Place to Celebrate Christmas
Story by Eleanor Miller Music by Roland A. Caire, Jr. and Eleanor Miller
A musical tour of Christmas around the world

Bethlehem P.D.
By: Daniel Wray
A Christmas spoof of the TV show Dragnet

Bethlehem Speaks
By: Rochelle Pennington
A Christmas season service of six stories

The Boar's Head Madrigal Dinner
Music arranged by Darwin Leitz
A complete dinner program with music and scripts for singers and actors

Building the Nativity
By: Gail Gaymer Martin
Mini-programs for Advent and Christmas

The Bus Stop
By: Shari Albitz
Weekly sketches for Advent candlelighting and beyond

Caroling, Caroling
By: Susan Lyttek
A collection of monologs inspired by Christmas carols

The Case of the Missing Meaning
By: Ben Fry
A hilarious detective spoof for Christmas

The Characters of Christmas
By: Lois Sink
A monolog program about Christ's birth

The Christmas Angel
By: Henry Van Dyke Adapted By Arthur Zapel
A reading on the meaning of Christmas

A Christmas Carol
Music and lyrics by Larry Nestor Adapted By Gary Peterson Music arranged by Robert Crowder
A full-length musical adaptation of the Dickens' classic

Christmas Carols Come Alive
By: Louis Merryman
How four familiar carols came to be

Christmas Comes But Once a Year
By: Melvin R. White
A Readers Theatre variety presentation for Christmas

A Christmas Down Under
By: Andrew Hansen and Jennifer Hansen
A comedy for Christmas

The Christmas Guest
Music and lyrics by John Walker and Beverly Piper Music arranged by William Good
A musical adaptation of Edwin Markham's famous poem "How the Great Guest Came"

Christmas in Cricket County
By: Eddie McPherson
A one-act Christmas comedy

Christmas in July
By: Mary Lou Williams
A holiday program for summer

Christmas in the Land of OZ
By: Tamara Tudor
An adventure fantasy for holiday audiences

Christmas Leaves Cricket County
By: Eddie McPherson
The big city beckons to the country cousins

Christmas On Stage
Compiled and Edited by Theodore O. Zapel
An anthology of twenty-seven royalty-free Christmas plays for all ages.

Christmas on Trial
By: Greg Thomas
A mock trial with audience participation

The Christmas Story
By: Pauline E. Spray
As told in Scripture, pantomime and song

Christmas: FAQ
By: Patricia Caley
A question-and-answer play for children

The Christment Tree Pattern Book -- Volume 1
By: Elaine Clanton Harpine
A collection of twenty-one Christian ornament patterns for Christmas.

The Christment Tree Pattern Book -- Volume 2
By: Elaine Clanton Harpine
21 more Christian ornaments for your Christmas tree.

The Christment Tree Pattern Book -- Volume 3
By: Elaine Clanton Harpine
21 Christian ornaments for your Christmas tree.

Christmissed?
By: Linda Allen
A Christmas play of "what ifs"

Clueless at Christmas
By: Stefanie Noonan
A comedy/mystery for Christmas

Come and Adore Him
By: Gary Shank
A program with audience participation

Come to Bethlehem and See
By: Ronald D. Vaughan
A service of Advent/Christmas worship with audience participation

Come to the Stable
By: Micky Wolf
A one-act play for Christmas

A Committee of Angels
By: Verlynn Kneifl and Laurie Larsen
A large-cast children’s Christmas play.

Costuming the Christmas and Easter Play
By: Alice M. Staeheli
An exceptionally helpful book full of practical ideas and information on how anyone can costume almost any type of religious play on a limited budget.

A Cricket County Christmas Carol
By: Eddie McPherson
A country take on Dickens' classic story

A Cricket County Christmas Cruise
By: Eddie McPherson
A one-act nautical comedy

Cricket County Christmas (musical)
By: Eddie McPherson Music and lyrics by Lauren Mayer
A musical version of Christmas in Cricket County

A Cricket County City Christmas
By: Eddie McPherson
A one-act comedy for Christmas

A Cricket County Colorado Christmas
By: Eddie McPherson
A country Christmas comedy

Deck the Halls
By: Gail Gaymer Martin
Advent "hanging of the greens" celebration

Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Adapted By Gary Peterson
A short version of Dickens' Christmas classic

Don't Let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas
By: Christine Ferguson
An Advent comedy on holiday stress

Faces Around the Manger
By: Kenneth E. Nolin
A "live Nativity"/candlelight presentation for Christmas Eve

Festival of Carols and Candles
By: Susan Pargman
A service for the Sunday evening before Christmas

The Gift of a Son
By: Marlin E. Thomas
An audience participation Christmas dinner pageant

Glowing with Advent
By: Gail Gaymer Martin
Four characterizations for Advent candlelighting

Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh and a Ducky
By: Robert Reister
A comedy retelling of the maji’s visit.

Good Tidings Times Three
By: Casey Smith and Sharon Smith
An angelic comedy for Christmas

The Greatest Joy
By: Sylvia Washer
A Christmas Eve drama with candlelighting and Communion

The Hanging of the Greens
By: James C. Huffstutler
A program for decorating the sanctuary

Have You Heard the Latest?
By: Peggy A. Ford
A christmas play with an all-female cast

Hope, Peace, Joy, Love - Advent!
By: Firley Pickens
An Advent collection

How Far Is It to Bethlehem?
By: Mary Lou Williams
An audience participation drama for Christmas

How to Have a Merry Christmas (in Twenty Minutes or Less)
By: Sally Beske
A festive ringing, singing and dancing musical

Humbug!
By: Daniel Wray
A Christmas Carol for today

I Wait … I Wonder
By: Linda Goens
Advent monologs from Mary's heart, plus a Christmas Eve service

If I Were the Innkeeper
By: Chestley L. Duft
An Advent program in five parts

In Bethlehem Inn
By: John W. Carter
A "you are there" church supper Nativity play

Isn't This What Christmas Is All About?
By: Bernard Dougherty
A traditional Christmas program for many participants

It's a Cool Life
By: Pat Hines
A Christmas dinner theatre

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season
By: Stephen De Cesare
A choral tableau to celebrate Christmas

Journey to Bethlehem
By: Carole I. Adams
A carol and candlelight service

The "Joy to the World" Banner

Theme: Joy the to world, the Lord is come!

The King and the Maiden
By: Linda Buff
A Christmas play based on the parable by Søren Kiekegaard with carols, a Nativity scene and Scripture.

The Littlest Angel
Adapted By Sharon A. Kirby-Cole
A dramatic version of Charles Tazewell's beloved Christmas story

More Christmas On Stage
Edited By Rhonda Wray
A new anthology of royalty-free Christmas plays

The Mountain
By: M. K. Boyle
A series for Advent candlelighting.

Nativity Idol
By: Cathy Graham
A Christmas comedy parody for youth groups

Not What I Expected
By: Colleen Ison Scheid
The myth of the perfect Christmas

O Savior, Where Art Thou?
By: Keck Mowry
An old-fashioned Christmas one-act with music

Operation Christ Child
By: Daniel Wray
A Christmas comedy for youth groups

Our Family Memories of Christmas
By: Peter Williamson
A participation program for children and senior citizens

Our Gifts to Jesus
By: Dawn E. Conroy
A Christmas Eve program of appreciation

A Primetime Christmas
By: Sean Slagle
A Christmas collection of TV comedies and commercials

Puppet Plays for Holidays
By: Sam Gover
A through-the-year collection of humorous puppet scripts

Reflections
By: Margaret W. Aron
Five portrayals for the Advent wreath

The "Remember the Reason" Banner
By: Phyllis Wezeman and Anna Leichty
A banner with readings about the church year for children

Return of the Magi
By: L. Elmo Snedaker
A post-Christmas surprise visit by the wise men

Return to Cricket County
By: Eddie McPherson
A homespun comedy for Christmas

The Shepherds' Play
By: Michelle R. Williams
A one-act Christmas Comedy

The Shepherds' Stories
By: Matthew Colwell
A three-part miniseries for Christmas featuring shepherds of Bethlehem from the first Christmas to today.

A Simply Abundant Christmas
By: Linda Allen
A comedy on pre-Christmas stress

So Little They Knew
By: Marion Fairman
A woman's program of five monologs for the Advent Season

Stagecraft for Christmas and Easter Plays
By: James Hull Miller
All the basic knowledge for staging almost any religious play.

Starbright
By: William C. Dixon
"For unto us a child is born ... "

The Sundays of Advent
By: Susan Pargman
Contemporary skits for each Sunday of Advent

Three Women of Bethlehem
By: Martha Sliter Sheeran
A reading for an Advent service

Through the Eyes of a Child
By: Christine Ferguson
A Christmas PowerPoint presentation

The Unexpected Guest
By: Candyce A. Petersen
Advent comedy on pre-Christmas stress

The Voices of Advent
By: Jeri Shumate
Advent candlelighting biblical monologs

Voices of Bethlehem
By: Mary Lou Williams
A spontaneous audience participation drama for Christmas

Voices of Christmas
By: John W. Carter
Five monologs for Advent and Christmas

Waiting for the Christmas Guest
By: Janet Meili
A dramatic adaptation of the poem "How the Great Guest Came" by Edwin Markham

WCAL Radio Presents "A Down-Home Christmas"
By: Pat Hines
A Christmas season talent/dinner show

A Weird Angel in Our Midst
By: Pamela Diane Gibson
Six delightful, short novelty plays for use as children's sermons

Welcome, Emmanuel
By: Winona Poole
A collection for Advent

What the Mice Knew
By: Kathleen B. Hindman
A costumed Christmas play with songs

While Cowboys Watched Their Herds by Night
By: Daniel Wray
A cowboy Christmas comedy

Wingin' It
By: Faye Speiker

An interactive family evening of drama and games