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A SCROOGE FACES CHRISTMAS – NOTES - by Tanis Harms

PREMISE:     SAM EDWARDS is a stingy man – of his time,
.            his money, and his assets.  Like his
.            relationships with family members,
.            even the house that he loves, is falling
.            into disrepair because he is too cheap
.            to fix things.  Because of this, he keeps
.            hitting his head on a fallen beam.
.            While unconscious, he envisions scenarios
.            of his present, future and past,
.            which cause him rethink his actions.

STYLE:       drama/comedy with music
TOPIC:       essence of Christmas, selfless giving
SCRIPTURE:   Romans 3:21-25a


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Cast:        
SAM EDWARDS   (stern, uptight, controlling)
OLD SAM       (in his 70s)
YOUNG SAM     (around 10)
WENDY         (accommodating, calm, but
.              nearing the end of her rope)
CHILD 1      (oldest child)
CHILD 2      (middle child)
CHILD 3      (youngest child)
MARILYN      (friendly woman)
WOMAN        (peppy young woman)
MARTIN       (neighbor)
NANCY        (neighbor’s daughter)
MR.EDWARDS   (sickly, conscientious)
MRS.EDWARDS  (gentle, kind)
MRS.CALDWELL (shy woman)
KIDS         (however many)
CAROLERS     (and perhaps soloist/s)


Set:          LIVING ROOM OF A ONCE BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE
.             (
example layout and further notes on set)


Props:        sweaters, leg warmers, tree, stand,
.             homemade reindeer & snowman decorations,
.             & snowflake garland, 3 boxes, bag of spice,
.             2 suitcases, old coat, coats, winter hat,
.             tattered sweater, ratty blanket, fake snow,
.             broom, telephone, pamphlets, hamper, apron,
.             gift box with new winter coat, receipt,
.             book, wheelchair, juice, watches, Bible


SONGS:       I have recommended public domain songs
.            which do not require rights,
.            as well as some songs I have written.
.            When you buy the director’s package,
.            you will receive the
sheet music for these.
.            Below, I’ve suggested alternative songs
.            which are slightly more modern,
.            or you can find or write your own songs.
.            I also give you permission
.            to write your own music using my lyrics.

If you are not buying the director’s package,
when searching for music, decide if you are going to use:
live accompaniment or performance tracks.  Then search
online by typing in a song title followed either by
“performance track”, the word “karaoke”, or sheet music.

LIST OF SONGS:
1. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”   (public domain)
2. portion of “O Christmas Tree”          (public domain)
3. “Freezy the Snowman”          (written by Tanis Harms)
4. “What Child is This?”                  (public domain)
.                         (a modern alternative could be
.                          “Little Drummer Boy”)
5. “How Great Our Joy”                    (public domain)
.                         (a modern alternative could be
.                          “Do You Hear What I Hear?”)
6. “Christmas Bells Ringing      (written by Tanis Harms)
.                         (a modern alternative could be
.                          “Carol of the Bells”)
7. “O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful”      (public domain)
.                         (a modern alternative could be
.                          “Ding Dong Merrily on High”)
8. “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”          (public domain)
.                         (a modern alternative could be
.                          “Where Are You Christmas”
.                           by Faith Hill)
.                    http://xmasfun.com/Lyrics.asp?ID=110
9. “Joy to the World”                     (public domain)