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WHERE CHRISTMAS IS CREATED – NOTES
.                          - written by Tanis Harms
PREMISE:     Kids are invited to participate
.            in a spectacularly commercialized
.            Christmas product commercial tour
.            at a factory, only to find out the truth
.            when there are glitches here and there
.            within the automatic conveyor systems.
.            This journey helps change their
.            hearts of pride, jealousy and selfishness
.            to hearts of humility, trust and love.
STYLE:       fantasy/comedy
TOPIC:       Christmas gift
SCRIPTURE:   Matt.18:4; Prov.22:4, 11:2, Jhn.11:25;
.            Rom.6:23; Eph.2:8; Jhn.3:16
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SCRIPT


CAST:        (description)

CEO          greedy micro-managing head honcho
.            (if male) Mark Sellsalot
.            (if female)  Markie Sellsalot
ALISTON      robotic assistant (Mr. or Ms.)
GIGI         entitled, selfish girl
POLLY        enabling parent of Gigi
JANE         insecure and jealous girl
BECKY        skeptical parent of Jane
NED          prideful, independent boy
HAROLD       discontented parent of Ned
SALES GIRLS  (3 of them) dressed in sparkly dresses
EXTRAS       (see descriptions in “SCENES”)


SET:

The entire stage is always
“The Christmas Incorporation Factory”  
so there can be a big sign at downstage left
with a big console of buttons just in front of that.
Have a cellphone on or attached to console.

For the rest of the set, you can create
most of what is needed with photos and/or videos
projected onto a big background screen
which changes with each song/scene.
These will be described below in “SCENES”.


SCENES & SONGS:

NOTE:      If you purchase the director’s package,
.          that will come with the songs, some are
.          public domain songs, but most are
.          original songs written for this musical.
.          When you purchase the script with the songs,
.          I give permission to use my songs, but
.          if you are charging an entrance fee,
.          you must first email me the particulars.
.          There could be an extra fee then.
.          If you do not purchase the package or
.          if you want to use other songs,
.          I have suggested other songs to go along
.          with the intent of the scene.  Or
.          you can certainly choose other songs.
.          But then it is up to you to purchase those
.          songs and get any rights if required.


ACT 1

SONG 1     “CREATING CHRISTMAS” by Tanis Harms
.            (or you could use Paul McCartney’s
.              
SIMPLY HAVING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME)
focus    - the weary workers behind-the-scene
.          who must psych themselves up for another day
.          of generating fake happiness
backdrop - gears and levers with muted colors
props    - for CEO: briefcase;
.          for ALISTON: notepad, pen, 3 invitation cards;
.          for WORKERS: garland
.          for GIGI: long Christmas wish list
extras   - WORKER GROUP (in grey suits)
.        - ASSISTANT (in bluish suit)
.        – CONDUCTOR (on grey or blue suit)
.        - CHILDREN WORKERS (in elf-like costumes)

ACT 2

SONG 2     “WHERE CHRISTMAS IS CREATED” by Tanis Harms
.            (or you could use The Beatles’
.               
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
.             or Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo's LET’S GO)
focus    - a colorful welcome scene to suck guests in
backdrop – bright whirling psychedelic Christmas symbols
props    - for GIGI: tiara
.          for CHEERLEADERS: pompoms, balloons, confetti
extras   - MARCHING BAND SINGER/DANCERS
.            (in bright marching band outfits)
.        – CHEERLEADERS (cheerleading outfits)
NOTE:    CEO and/or ALISTON could sing part of this song

SONG 3     “WINTER SPORTS” by Tanis Harms
.            (or you could use Point of Grace’s
.              
JINGLE BELLS)
focus    - sporting equipment
backdrop – wintry outdoor country scene,
.          snow machine would be a nice touch
props    - toboggan, skies, hockey sticks, skates
extras   - PEOPLE (in outdoor winter wear, like
.             parkas, ski suits, hats, gloves, etc.)
NOTE:    Any/all of the KIDS and/or PARENTS
.        could jump into this song

SONG 4     “THIS TIME OF YEAR” by Tanis Harms
.            (or you could use Amy Grant’s
.               
ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
.             or Newsboys' JINGLE BELL ROCK)
focus    – music CDs
backdrop – disco scene with lots of fun lighting
props    - cds, maybe large fake CDs spinning somewhere
extras   - SINGERS, SWING DANCERS (in 50s style clothes)
NOTE:    Any/all of the PARENTS could jump into this song

ACT 3

SONG 5     “CREATION’S STORY” by Tanis Harms
.            (or use just the intro of
.             Kate Simmonds’
THE CREATION SONG
.             then Matrix Reloaded's CLUBBED TO DEATH
.             while speaking lyrics from script)
focus    – creation to the fall of man
backdrop – blue light, and maybe flashes of
.          beautiful photos of creation to music,
.          photo of unusual tree with unusual fruit
.          with serpent in its branches,
.          then dark photos of forests and chasms
props    - “fruit” (flat cutout, maybe odd pear-shape),
.          “big leaves” (can be just cutouts)
extras   - MAN, WOMAN (in skin-tight clothes)

SONG 6     “SWEET CANDY CANE LANE” by Tanis Harms
.            (or use Point of Grace’s
CANDY CANE LANE)
focus    – candy
backdrop – colorful candy (maybe raining down on screen)
props    - giant candy canes
.          (can make with the big swimming “noodles”)
extras   - SINGER/DANCERS (in soda jerk and
.             ice-cream parlor outfits)
NOTE:    Any/all of the KIDS and/or PARENTS
.        could jump into this song

SONG 7     “CHRISTMAS FASHION” by Tanis Harms
.            (or use Martina McBride’s
SILVER BELLS)
focus    – fashion and accessories
backdrop – town scene of street with commercial shops,
.          street lamps... (using snow machine again)
props    - gift bags, parcels
extras   - PEOPLE (in fashionable clothes, like
.             coats, sweaters, accessories like
.             scarves, hats, necklaces, bracelets...
NOTE:    Any/all of the KIDS and/or PARENTS
.        could jump into this song

SONG 8     “MESSAGE FROM THE ANGELS” by Tanis Harms
.            (or Michael W.Smith’s
CHRISTMAS ANGELS)
focus    - good news and hope
backdrop – heavenly skies, begin with warm glowing lights
.          then get brighter
props    - for LITTLE ANGELS: angel decorations
extras   - LITTLE ANGELS (cute and small,
.             in little dresses and little wings)
.        – BIG ANGELS (androgynous and tall,
.             in long flowing robes with wide sleeves.
.             A selected number of these ANGELS can have
.             sleeves which go down to their ankles...
.             These ANGELS hold dowels in their hands,
.             which attach to the end of the sleeves
.             so that when they “flap” their wings,
.             it is very impressive)

SONG 9     “FAMILY CHRISTMAS” by Tanis Harms
.            (or Ronnie Milsap’s
IT’S CHRISTMAS)
focus    – decorations to warm up your house
backdrop – Norman Rockwell-like family house scene
props    - Christmas lights, candles
extras   - FAMILY MEMBERS of a large extended family
.             (in Christmassy casual wear)
NOTE:    Any/all of the KIDS and/or PARENTS
.        could jump into this song

ACT $

SONG 10    “HE LEFT HIS THRONE” edited by Tanis
.            (or
WHEN LOVE WAS BORN by Mark Schultz,
.             or
MARY, DID YOU KNOW? by Kutless,
.             or
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD by Michael W.Smith)
focus    - manger to cross
backdrop – manger scene photo, to the cross scene photo
props    - for SHEPHERDS: staffs, rods
.          for MAGI: gifts
extras   - BIBLE-TIME PEOPLE (in Bible-time clothes)
.          MARY, JOSEPH, SHEPHERDS, MAGI, PEOPLE

SONG 11    “WORKSHOP NOISE” by Tanis Harms
.            (or
AT SANTA’S WORKSHOP by Song Story
.             or -
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
.               by Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters)
focus    – gift ideas
backdrop – Santa’s workshop, as it goes with the song,
.          you can flash photos on the screen
.          of various product-gift-ideas
props    - for ELF-CHILDREN: toy tools like
.             hammers, saws, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
.             these could even be cutouts
.          for SALES GIRLS: one product each
.             which the elves will “work on”
.          for ASSISTANT: 3 little packaged gifts
extras   - CHOIR (in colorful robes or something else)
.          LITTLE ELF CHILDREN (in elf-like costumes)
.          3 SALES GIRLS (in sparkly dresses,
.             you can add more SALES GIRLS)

SONG 12    “HOW GREAT OUR JOY” edited by Tanis Harms
.            (or
THE EASTER SONG by Keith Green
.             or the
arrangement by the Northland Church
.               [found over half way through the video]
.             or
O SING A SONG OF BETHLEHEM
.               by Chicago Metro Presbytery Music)
focus    - Jesus lives and there is life through Jesus
backdrop – bright and joyous
props    - maybe some bells
extras   - CHOIR (in robes)
.          ANGELS (in big angel costumes)

SONG 13    “JOY TO THE WORLD” is public domain
.            (or
CHRISTMAS TIME by Michael W. Smith,
.             or
JOY TO THE WORLD by Charlesc28)
focus    - true celebration
backdrop – warm and Christmassy
extras   - REPRESENT ALL THE DIFFERENT GROUPS
.            (in all the different costumes)

If not buying the 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.