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YEAR-ROUND CHRISTMAS – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Christ’s birth celebrated every day
SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 2:8, 1 Peter 1:3
Style: drama/conversation: when kids
. go to the home of someone’s grandmother
. to help her out, they see that
. her Christmas tree is still up and are
. reminded of what Jesus’ did for them
Cast: KIDS 1-10
. NOTE: if you have more or less kids,
. you can assign the lines accordingly
Set & Props: decorated Christmas tree
(A decorated Christmas tree sits at lower stage right.
There is a doorbell or knock at the door.
KID 1 enters from stage left and crosses to stage right.
Pretending to open the door, which is “behind” the tree,
KIDS 2 – 10 step inside, toward the middle of “room”.)
K 1 Hi guys. Come in. Welcome to my grandma’s house.
. Thanks for offering to help. She appreciates this
. a lot. Could you just wait here a bit, I have to
. finish getting Grandma her lunch and medication.
K 2 No problem.
K 3 Take your time.
(As KID 1 exits stage left. KIDS 2 – 10 sigh, stretch,
scratch their heads and look around. KID 4 turns and
notices the Christmas tree.)
K 4 Check it out, she still has her Christmas tree up.
(ALL look at the tree.)
K 5 Weird. Who keeps their tree up all year round?
K 6 My mom just takes our tree and sticks it
. in the closet. That way, the next year,
. she just has to pull it out again –
. and it's already decorated.
K 5 Right, but she still puts it away. She doesn’t
. just leave it in the living room, does she?
K 2 I don’t know, I think it’s kind of nice.
K 6 That’s because you’re weird.
(KID 2 waves off the tease, and ALL laugh.)
K 2 Seriously, I LOVE Christmas. I wish it could be
. celebrated all year round.
K 7 Getting presents every day would be awesome.
K 8 Our parents would go broke.
K 2 I don’t mean the part about getting presents.
K 9 So, what then? Is it the food? I definitely
. love all the food.
K 8 Ah, Christmas would then have to involve
. a tradition of exercising. Lots of exercising.
K 2 No, it’s not the food.
K 10 You can’t just mean the decorations!
K 2 Why not? The decorations are NICE! Not because
. they’re pretty. I think it’s more because
. they are reminders to us.
K 3 Reminders of what, exactly?
K 4 Yeah, because nature is a reminder to us
. that God created the world.
K 2 But, Christmas is a reminder that Jesus actually
. came down to earth many years ago.
. That He left heaven just for us.
K 4 Well, seeing the symbol of the cross – that does
. the same thing, right? It’s a reminder that Jesus
. came and died for our sins.
K 5 That’s true.
(KID 2 touches a decoration of the nativity scene.)
K 2 I guess the nativity scene just reminds me
. that Jesus came as a baby and grew up as a child –
. just like we have to do –
K 6 Aaaaand???
K 2 Well, because of that, I know - that Jesus knows –
. exactly what we are going through. You know?
K 7 Noooo. Not exactly.
K 2 Well... like, when I’m praying, and telling Jesus
. that I’m having trouble getting along with
. my brother, I know that Jesus totally understands
. where I’m coming from.
K 8 Ohhhh, okay. Yeah, I get that.
K 9 So you just like the nativity and manger scene
K 2 And the Christmas tree, because it’s always green.
K 9 Especially when it’s artificially, like this one!
K 2 (laughing) Yeah, but my point is, evergreens –
. are ALWAYS green.
K 6 Where are you going with this?
K 2 So THAT reminds me of God’s promise that I have
. eternal life - because I have asked Jesus
. to forgive all of my sins. The reminder is
. a comfort and gives me assurance and confidence.
K 10 So just hang one of those pine tree deodorizers
. in your room.
K 3 We’re just kidding of course. I know
. I’m always sad when we have to take down
. our Christmas decorations.
K 4 Yeah, maybe ____’s grandma has something 4
(KID 1 enters from stage left.)
K 1 What does my grandma have?
K 5 She has her Christmas tree up all year round.
K 1 Oh, yeah! She got sick right after Christmas
. and couldn’t take down all the decorations.
. We can do that later, but let’s start in
. the back yard. There’s a ton of stuff to do there.
. Thanks again for helping.
(KID 1 leads KIDS 2 – 10 out. They all look back
at the Christmas tree with a smile as they leave.)