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ACHRISTMASTOBELIEVEIN

Christmasskitforteens.Castrequires7ormoreactors.TraditionalChristmastheme.
CAST
Narrator#1(maleorfemale)
Narrator#2(maleorfemale)
Mary(female)
Joseph(male)
Angel(maleorfemale)
Elizabeth(female)
Zechariah(male)
Townspeople,Angels,Shepherdsplayedbygroups
Herod,WiseMen,Soldiers,Advisorscanallbeplayedbyotheractors
TIME
Theskitisinthreepartsandhasplacesindicatedforsongstobesung.Withsongsitruns
about45minuteslong.Narratorsmayreadtheirscripts.Theactorshaveafewlines.
SYNOPSIS
Narrators1&2tellthetraditionalChristmasstorywhilecostumedperformersactoutthe
storyonstage.Narrator#2admitsatthebeginningthatheisnotsurehebelievesitall.
HehadbelievedinSantaClaus(andyouknowwhathappenedthere!)Narrator#1agrees
totellhimthestory,toseeifhewillbelieveit.Buthewarnswhetheryoubelieveit
ornotitsstilltrue.Andthereallygoodthingisthat,sinceitstrue,noonecanever
takeitawayfromyou!TheNarratorstaketurnsreadingthescriptastheactorsportray
thevariouspartsonstage.OccasionallytheactorsinteractwiththeNarratorsMaryin
particularspeaksseveraltimestoNarrator#2askinghimifhebelievesyet.Narrator#2
likesMary(thinkingsheisverybeautiful).Hebecomesmoreengagedwiththestoryas
itcontinues,wonderingwhatwillhappentoMaryandtothebabyJesus.Attheend,he
isconvincedthatthestoryistrue.HefindsitreallyisAChristmastoBelieveIn!
SETTING
ThestageisopenexceptfortwostandsforNarratorsinfrontortosideofthestage.
Narratorsmusthavelightingavailabletoreadfromscripts.
SONGS
Thesongsindicatedintheplayarejustsuggestions.Youmayopttohavechildrens
choirs,orthecongregation,singwiththeactorsonstageattheappropriatetimes.
PROPS
Onemanger.AndaposterwhichreadsHisnameistobeJOHN!,DollbabyJesusandJohn,
Giftsofmagi,scrollsformagiandadvisorsaround9scrolls,sticksforshepherds,Crownfor
herod,Swordsforherodandsoldier,wingsforangels,
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PARTONE
[Musicalintroduction,ifpossible.NARRATOR#1andNARRATOR#2ENTER
andstandatmicrophones.Attheendofmusicalintro.Narrator#1begins.]
Narrator#1:AlongtimeagointhetownofBethlehemaSaviorwasbornwhich
wasChristtheLord.
Narrator#2:(speakingtoNarrator#1)Waitaminutewaitaminutewhatareyou
doing?
Narrator#1:WhatdoyoumeanWhatamIdoing?WeredoingtheChristmasplay.
Youknowthat!Whatsthematterwithyou?Lookaroundyou!
Everyoneshere.Yourparentsareevenhere.(Toaudience)HeyAunty,WhereisUncle!You
shouldsittogetherhuh!
Narrator#2:IvebeenthinkingaboutitandIdontknowifIbelieveit
allornot
Narrator#1:Wait(Sarcastically)YOUWERETHINKING?Myfate!!
(Narrator#2looksatNarrator#1withanger)
Narrator#1:Okayjusttellmewhathappened?
Narrator#2:Well,seeIvebeenthinkingaboutitandIdontknowifIbelieveit
allornot
Narrator#1:WHAT!!??DONTBELIEVEIT!!??AREYOUKIDDINGME??!!
Whatdontyoubelieve?
Narrator#2:IdontknowifIbelieveintheChristmasstoryandallthatstuff.
Narrator#1:(interror)AGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!
Narrator#2:WellwhatIknowaboutChristmasisbuyingnewcloths,decoratingourhouse,and
makinglotsofsweetslikedonutsandcakeandonChristmasEveyouhaveskits,dance,carol
andall
Narrator#1:Thatsit?
Narrator#2:Yea,on25
th
wehaveChurchservice,afterthatBirdWatching,IntrosandNumber
exchange,lunchandthatsall!!
Narrator#1:(Freakingout)Oh,manthisisworsethanIthought.
Narrator#2:Iknow,butnowadaysChristmasiscelebratedlikethisonly.Imeandidyou
rememberwhenwereyoungourparentsusedtosharethesweetswithneighborandother
churchmembers.Andotherpeopleusedtosharetheirsweetsus.Butnow
Narrator#1:Nowwhat??
Narrator#2:(Withsigh)nowpeopledontbelieveinallthisthings.Weusedtosend
GreetingcardswithenthusiasmassymbolGodsloveamongus.Andnow,wehaveWhatsapp,
Facebook,SMS,EmailandMobilebutwedonthavetimetowishotherpeople.TheLove
amongus,whichwasdrivingforceofourlife,islostsomewhere.Everythingisbecamejusta
formality.
Narrator#1:Whatyouexactlywanttosay?
Narrator#2:DoyouknowJohn3:16
Narrator#1:yup...(Speaksjohn3:16likesmallkid)
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Narrator#2:Exactly!!Christmasisallaboutgiving.GodgaveHisonlysonforus.Butpeople
haveforgottenallthisthings.Ijusthatethishypocrisyandshowoff.Imeanlookatme,Iborn
andbroughtupinChristianfamilybutIhardlyrememberthestoryofChristmas.IcantsaythatI
havecelebratedtheChristmastobelievein.(completelysadface)
Narrator#1:(calmly)wait!Ivehadanepitome!
Narrator#2:Youmeananepiphany!
Narrator#1:Whatever.IlltellyouthestoryofChristmasandyoucandecideifyou
believeitornot.But,whetheryoubelieveitornotitsstilltrue.And
thereallygoodthingisthat,sinceitstrue,noonecanevertakeitaway
fromyou!
Narrator#2:Alright.Ifyouthinkitwillhelp.Thanks!
Narrator#1&2:LetsDOIT!!!!(Highfive.)
[HouselightsDOWN.SpotlightUPonCENTERSTAGE.]
[MARYENTERS]
Narrator#1:AwhilebacktherewasayoungwomannamedMary.
[THEATRICALNOTE:AsMARYenters,NARRATOR#2seesthatMaryis
beautifulandhethinkssheiswonderful.ThroughouttheplayMARYand
NARRATOR#2willtalktogetheroccasionally.Helikesher.]
Narrator#2:Hi,Mary!
Mary:(toNarrator#2)Hi!Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:Idontknow.(Asideto#1)Isshesupposedtobetalkingtome?
Narrator#1:MarylivedinatowncalledNazareth(Asideto#2)Thetownisstill
thereyoucangoseeit.
Narrator#2:Oh,thanks.
Narrator#1:MarywaspromisedtobemarriedtoamannamedJoseph.
Narrator#2:(mushy)Luckyguy.
Narrator#1:Quiet.OnedayMarywasvisitedbyanangelofGod.
[ANGELENTERSandapproachesMARYonstage.]
Narrator#2:(interrupting)Now,seerightthereAnangelhereonEarthtalkingto
somegirlnamedMary.Imean,thereisNOarcheologicalproofofthat.
Narrator#1:Didyouhavebreakfastthismorning?
Narrator#2:Yesdonuts,chiwada,cake,chakli...
Narrator#1:(interrupting)okay...okay!Doyouhavearcheologicalproofofthat?
Narrator#2:No.
Narrator#1:MypointexactlySothisangelsaystoMary
Angel:Hail,Mary,fullofgrace.TheLORDiswiththee.
Narrator#2:Doesntthatsoundlikeastrangegreetingtoyou?
Narrator#1:IimaginethatswhatMarythinks.Shelooksreallyscared!
Angel:Dontbeafraid,Mary,youhavefoundfavorwithGod.Youwillbewith
childandgivebirthtoason,andyouaretogivehimthenameJesus.He
willbegreatandwillbecalledtheSonoftheMostHigh.
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Mary:HowwillthisbesinceIamavirgin?
Narrator#2:(raisinghand)OhohIknowthisone(proudly)Impursuingdegreein
veterinary!
Narrator#1:(Sarcastically)veterinary!HmmmnowIgotthesecretofyourintelligence!Nowshut
yourmouth....Theangelisgoingtotellher.
Angel:TheSpiritwillcomeuponyouandthepoweroftheMostHighwill
overshadowyousotheholyonetobebornwillbecalledtheSonofGod.
Narrator#2:Manthisisoutofoursyllabus!
Narrator#1:Itoldyoushhhhhh!Theangelisstillspeaking.
Angel:EvenElizabeth,yourrelative,isgoingtohaveababyinheroldage.For
nothingisimpossiblewithGod.
Narrator#2:Itsamazingwhattheycandoatthoseinfertilityclinics.
Narrator#1:Dude,thisalltookplaceover2000yearsago!
Narrator#2:Sorry,mybad.WhosthisElizabethanyway?(leafingthroughthe
script.)Didyouskipapage?
Narrator#1:Wait,Maryhasonemoreline.
Mary:IamtheLordsservant.Mayitbetomeasyouhavesaid.
Narrator#1:(Inalouddirectingtypevoice)
ThentheAngellefther.
[ANGELEXITS.]
Narrator#1:(Stillinalouddirectingtypevoice)
AndthenMarygotreadyandhurriedtoatowninthehillcountryofJudea
toseeherrelative,Elizabeth.
[MARYEXITS.]
Narrator#2:Hey!!!Wheresshegoing?WhoisthisElizabeth?
[ELIZABETHENTERSandmovesCENTER]
Narrator#1:(stillnarrating)ElizabethwasMarysoldercousinwholivedinanother
town.ShehadbeenmarriedtoagoodmannamedZechariahformany,
many,many,many,manyyears.
[ELIZABETHbows]
Narrator#2:Strangeshedoesntlookthatold.
Narrator#1:Thisisanactress.
[ELIZABETHEXITS]
Narrator#1:MonthsearliertheangelhadvisitedElizabethshusbandZechariah.
Narrator#2:Dude,Iknewyouskippedapage!
[ZECHARIAHENTERSandmovestoCENTER]
Narrator#1:(Repeating)theangelhadvisitedElizabethshusband,Zechariah,when
hehadcometoofferthesacrificeattheTemple.
Narrator#2:WhatstheTemple?
Narrator#1:Likechurch,butbeforeJesus.
Narrator#2:Oh.
[ANGELENTERSandcrossestoZechariah.]
Narrator#1:Theangelsaid...
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Narrator#2:Hey!Isthatthesameangel?
Narrator#1:Yes,itis.See,itWASthesameangel.Weliketotryandstayascloseto
realityaswecanhere.
Narrator#2:(sarcastically)Ohyeah,Icanseeyourangelherelooksalotlikethereal
thing.
Narrator#1:(ignoringhim)TheAngelsaidtoZechariah
Angel:Dontbeafraid,Zechariah.
Narrator#2:Yourangelthereseemstosaythatalot.
Narrator#1:(analytically)Actually,angelsarequiteimposingfigures.Youcanlookit
upinvariouspassagesintheBiblewhereangelicappearancesare
recorded.Almostallofthemreflecthowfrightenedthepersonsseeing
thembecame.Around300timesitquotedinBiblethatangelsarecreatedforourhelp.But
todayschurchdoesntteachmuchaboutSatan,angelsandsecondcomingofChrist,theyonly
concernedwithtitheandblessings.
Well,IjustwanttoquotethatangelsservesGodandHumans.Andthey
Narrator#2:(interrupting)servesGodandHumans?Dude,areyoualright?
Narrator#1:(deliberatelyignoring)Anyway,theyendeduphavingtosayitalmosteverytime.
Narrator#2:Saywhat?
Narrator#1:Dontbeafraid.
Angel:Zechariah,yourprayerhasbeenheard.YourwifeElizabethwillbearyou
ason,andyouaretogivehimthenameJohn.Hewillbeajoyanddelight
toyou,andmanywillrejoicebecauseofhisbirth,forhewillbegreatin
thesightoftheLord.Andhewillhelptomakereadyapeopleprepared
fortheLord.
Zechariah:HowcanIbesureofthis?Iamanoldmanandmywifeiswellalongin
years.
Narrator#2:Wow!!Didyouhearwhathejustsaid?Hecalledhiswifeold!Dude,
isheintrouble!!
Narrator#1:Oh,hedidsomethingworsethanthat.Hequestionedanangel!Watch
this!
Angel:IamGabriel,IstandinthepresenceofGod,andIhavebeensenttospeak
toyouandtellyouthisgoodnews.Andnowyouwillbesilentandnot
abletospeakuntilthedaythishappensbecauseyoudidnotbelievemy
wordswhichwillcometrueatthepropertime.
Zechariah:Bu(Hekeepstryingtospeakandmakingmotionsbutnosoundcomes
out.)
[ANGELEXITS]
Narrator#2:Hey,whathappenedtohisvoice?
Narrator#1:Gone.
Narrator#2:Laryngitis?
Narrator#1:PowerofGod.
Narrator#2:Wow.
Narrator#1:Yousaidit.
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Narrator#2:Well,itssurethatZechariahdidntsayit.
[OPTIONFORSONGATTHISPOINT.]
[ELIZABETHENTERSandmovestoCENTERwithZechariah.Thistimesheis
pregnant.]
Narrator#1:Sureenough,justliketheangelhadsaid,ZechariahandElizabethwere
soonexpectingtheirfirstbabydespitetheiroldage.ButZechariahstill
couldntspeak.
ItwasntverylongatallbeforeMarycametovisithercousin,Elizabeth.
[MARYENTERScallingoutElizabethsname.ShewalkstoElizabethandthey
hug.]
Mary:Elizabeth!!
Elizabeth:Blessedareyouamongwomen,andblessedisthechildyouwillbear!As
soonasthesoundofyourgreetingreachedmyears,thebabyinmywomb
leapedforjoy.BlessedisshewhohasbelievedthatwhattheLordhassaid
toherwillbeaccomplished!
Mary:MysoulglorifiestheLordandmyspiritrejoicesinGodmySavior,forhe
hasbeenmindfulofthehumblestateofhisservant.Fromnowonall
generationswillcallmeblessed,fortheMightyOnehasdonegreatthings
formeholyishisname.
Narrator#1:MarysvisitwithElizabethandZechariahlastedabout3monthsandthen
MarywentbackhometoNazareth.
[MARYhugsElizabeth.ELIZABETHandZECHARIAHEXITbriefly.]
[MARYturnstoleaveandthenpauses.]
Narrator#2:Bye,Mary!
Mary:Bye.Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:Idontknow.
[MARYEXITS.]
Narrator#1:WhenElizabethstimecame,shewasdeliveredofababyboy,justasthe
angelhadtoldZechariah.
[ZECHARIAHandELIZABETHENTERproudlycarryingtheirnewbaby.They
arefollowedbytheTOWNSPEOPLE]
Narrator#1:Whenitwastimetonamethebabytheirfriendsandneighborsasked
them.
Townsperson:Whatisthebabysname?
Elizabeth:HisnameistobeJohn.
Townsperson:ButnoneofyourrelativesarenamedJohn.Youhavetonamehimafter
someoneinyourfamily.
Zechariah,whatdoyouthinkaboutthis?Whatisthebabysnametobe?
[ZECHARIAHholdsupabigsignthatsaysHisnameistobeJohn.]
Townsperson:(reading)HisnameistobeJohn.
Elizabeth:John!
Zechariah:John!!!
Narrator#1:SuddenlyZechariahcouldspeakagain!!!
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[ELIZABETHandTOWNSPEOPLEareveryhappy!]
Zechariah:PraisebetotheLORD,theGodofIsrael,becausehehascomeandhas
redeemedhispeople.
Zechariah:(GatheringBabyinhisarms)Andyou,mychild,willbecalledaprophet
oftheMostHighforyouwillgoonbeforetheLordtopreparetheway
forhim,togivehispeopletheknowledgeofsalvationthroughthe
forgivenessoftheirsins,becauseofthetendermercyofourGod
Narrator#2:Wowallthattimeinsilencemusthavegivenhimtimetothinkabout
whathewouldsay.
Narrator#1:AndJohngrewupandbecameagreatmanofGod,justliketheangelhad
said.AndlaterhewouldbeknownasJohntheBaptist.
Narrator#2:(surprised)HewasaBaptist?!
Narrator#1:Thatdiscussionisbeyondthescopeofoursyllabus.Letsnotgetintothatright
now.
Narrator#1:Andso,thatstheendofPart1.Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:Idontknow.
Narrator#1:WellletslistentosomemusicandthenwellhavePart2.
Narrator#2:WillMarybeback?
Narrator#1:Oh,Imsureshewill.Shehasaprettybigparttofill.
Narrator#2:Alrightthen.
(TOWNSPEOPLE,ZECHARIAHandELIZABETHCROSStoFRONTtoSing.)
ENDOFPARTONE
SONGTOWNSPEOPLE,ZECHARIAHANDELIZABETH
MARY,DIDYOUKNOW?
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PARTTWO
[ThestageisopenexceptforaMANGERatSTAGELEFT]
[NARRATORS#1&2ENTER.]
[JOSEPHENTERS,crossestoCENTERandgoestosleep.]
Narrator#1:(Loudlyasiftogeteveryonesattention)Meanwhile,backinNazareth
wefindJoseph,themanpledgedtomarryMary,asleepinhisbed.Joseph
hashadahardday,becauseassoonasMarygotbackfromvisitingwith
Elizabeth,itwasobvioustoeveryonethatshewasgoingtohaveababy.
Narrator#2:Uhoh.
Narrator#1:Yep.AndasperlawsgivenbyMosesifJosephhadfiledacase,thenunderthe
sectionofadulteryMaryhavebeenputtothedeath.
FormoreinformationwewillreadLeviticus20:10(NKJV)
The man who commits adultery with another mans wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbors wife,
the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.
Narrator#2:ButasperastorythatbabyisfromGod.
Narrator#1:Nowwhoisgoingtobelieveonthisstorythattime?
Narrator#2:ThenwhathappenedwithMary?
Narrator#1:Letssee(turningthepage)Now,Josephwasaverygoodmanandsohewantedto
bekindandgeneroustowardsMary.Butsinceheknewthebabywasnthis,hewasnt
surewhattodonext.Whilehewasstillconsideringhisoptionsanangel
oftheLordcametohiminadream.
[ANGELENTERS]
Narrator#2:Oh,no.NOTthisguyagain!Didntyouhaveanyoneelsewhowantedto
playanangel?!
Angel:JosephsonofDavid,donotbeafraidtotakeMaryhomeasyourwife,
becausewhatisconceivedinherisfromtheHolySpirit.Shewillgive
birthtoason,andyouaretogivehimthenameJesus,becausehewill
savehispeoplefromtheirsins.
[ANGELEXITS.JOSEPHWAKESUP.MARYENTERS.JosephtakesMarys
armandtheywalktogethertoSTAGERIGHT.]
Narrator#1:WhenJosephwokeup,hedidwhattheangeloftheLordhadcommanded
himandtookMaryhomeashiswife.Buthehadnounionwithheruntil
shegavebirthtoason.AndhegavehimthenameJesus.
Narrator#2:Byuniondoyoumean?
Narrator#1:Yepjustlikeinveterinaryclass.
Narrator#2:(stillsweetonMary)Hi,Mary!
Mary:Hi.Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:Idontknow.
Narrator#1:(interrupting)Hereyoureadawhile.
Narrator#2:Why?
Narrator#1:Becausemymouthistired!Ivebeentalkingallnight.
(Narrator#1sitsdownonstage.Pickedupbiscuitsfromhispocketandstartseating)
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Narrator#2:Well,thatsforsure.Wheredyouleaveoff?Oh,hereitis.
(Announcerlike)InthosedaysCaesarAugustusissuedadecreethat
everyoneintheRomanworldwouldbecounted.
(ToNarrator#1)Whyonearthwouldsomebodyordersomethingstupid
likethat?
Narrator#1:Taxbase.
Narrator#2:Oh,nowIgetit.
[JOSEPHWALKSslowlyWITHMARYTOSTAGELEFTtotheMANGER.]
Narrator#2:(boredandsingsong)SoJosephalsowentupfromthetownof
NazarethinGalileetoJudea,toBethlehemthetownofDavid,becausehe
belongedtothehouseandlineofDavid.Hewenttheretoregisterwith
Mary,whowaspledgedtobemarriedtohimandwasexpectingachild.
(ToNarrator#1)Heyisthisalmostover?CauseImgettinghungry.
Aretheregoingtobedonuts?
Narrator#1:(aggravated)ohyeasureIalwayscarrydonutswithme!NowtakethisParleGand
read!
Narrator#2:ParleGswadbhareshaktibhare!!
Narrator#1:AajkaltologbiscuitkobhiGkehtehe..
Narrator#2:(readingwithnewinterest)Whiletheywerethere,thetimecameforthe
babytobeborn,andshegavebirthtoherfirstborn,ason.Shewrapped
himinclothsandplacedhiminamanger,becausetherewasnoroomfor
themintheinn.
[MARYputsthebabyinthemanger.]
Narrator#2:(Withadmiration)Hi,Mary.
Mary:Hi.Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:Idontknow.Butthatsaveryprettybabyyouhavethere.
Mary:Yes,HestheSonofGod.
Narrator#1:(interrupting)AndthatstheendofPART2.
Narrator#2:Timefordonuts?
Narrator#1:No,timeforsongs.
ENDOFPARTTWO
SONGS
OLITTLETOWNOFBETHLEHEM
SILENTNIGHT
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PARTTHREE
[MARYANDJOSEPHARESEATEDSTAGELEFTATMANGER.
SHEPHERDSENTER.]
Narrator#1:NearthelittletownofBethlehem,thereweresomeshepherdslivingoutin
thefields,watchingtheirflocksofsheepatnight.
Narrator#2:AndallofasuddenanangeloftheLordappearedtothemandtheywere
reallyscared.DonttellmenotOh,NO!!
[ANGELAPPEARS]
Angel:Donotbeafraid.Ibringyougoodnewsofgreatjoythatwillbeforallthe
people.TodayinthetownofDavidaSaviorhasbeenborntoyouheis
ChristtheLord.Thiswillbeasigntoyou:Youwillfindababywrapped
inclothsandlyinginamanger.
[MANYANGELSENTER]
[THEATRICALNOTE:Theseanglesmaybetheveryyoungestofthechildren.
Piecesofwhiteclothmakegreatrobes.Circlesofgarlandmakeexcellenthalos.
Ifthechildrenaretosing,choosesongsthatareageappropriateforthem.]
Narrator#2:Suddenlyagreatcompanyoftheheavenlyhostappearedwiththeangel,
praisingGodandsaying
ALL:GlorytoGodinthehighest,andonearthpeacetomenonwhomhisfavor
rests.
[ANGELSCOMEFORWARDTOSING]
SONGOPTIONSANGELS
HAPPYBIRTHDAYTOYOU!(SingthistobabyJesus!)
ITCAMEUPONAMIDNIGHTCLEAR
ANGELSWEHAVEHEARDONHIGH(GLORIA)
[ALLANGELSEXIT]
Narrator#2:Whentheangelshadleftthemandgoneintoheaven,theshepherdssaidto
oneanother
Shepherds:Let'sgotoBethlehemandseethisthingthathashappened,whichthe
Lordhastoldusabout.
Narrator#2:SotheyhurriedoffandfoundMaryandJoseph,andthebaby,whowas
lyinginthemanger.
[SHEPHERDSwalkoverandsitorstandnearmanger.]
SONGSHEPHERDS
AWAYINAMANGER
[SHEPHERDSEXIT]
Narrator#1:Theshepherdsreturned,glorifyingandpraisingGodforallthethingsthey
hadheardandseen,whichwerejustastheyhadbeentold.
Wellthatsthat!WhataniceChristmasstory.
[NARRATOR#1hurriedlytakesscriptsandclosesthem.]
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Narrator#2:Hey!Holdit!!Whathappensnext?
Narrator#1:OhYoudontwanttoknow.
Narrator#2:Yes,Ido.WhathappenedtoMary?Whathappenedtothebaby?How
amIsupposedtobelieveinChristmasifIdontknowwhathappened?
Narrator#1:Areyousureyouwanttoknow?
Narrator#2:Yes.
Narrator#1:Becareful.Wantingtoknowisthefirststeptobelieving.
[MARYstandsandlooksatNarrator#2.]
Narrator#2:Alright.Iwanttoknow.Tellme.
Narrator#1:Well,ok.Wellreadittogether.Youstart.
[NARRATOR#1opensthescripts.MARYSITSATMANGERAGAIN.]
[HEROD,SOLDIERSandADVISORSENTERandstandSTAGERIGHT]
Narrator#2:NottoofarawaylivedKingHerod.Hewaskingofthewholeareawhere
MaryandJosephwereliving.
HeyWhydontIlikehim?
Narrator#1:Becauseyouhavegoodtaste.
[WISEMEN(withgifts)ENTERandapproachHerod.]
Narrator#2:Whoarethoseguys?
Narrator#1:Theyarescientistandastrologersofthattimewholivedincountriesnearby.They
havecometofindbabyJesus.
Narrator#2:youmeanMagi??
Narrator#1:yup
Narrator#2:Buttheywereonlythree.Whataboutthiscarnival?
Narrator#1:HaildegreeofVeterinary!!Dudeyouhaventmademistakebypursuingdegreein
veterinary.Theycametothatplacebycrossingdesert,howcanthreemencrossthedesert?
Everheardaboutcaravan?
Narrator#2:readinPauloCoelhosTheAlchemist.
Narrator#1:Verygood.
Narrator#2:Butwhytheyalwaysdenotedinnumberofthree?
Narrator#1:(withanger)becausetheyofferedthreegifts.
Narrator#2:Whoawhoawhoa!!chillman!calmdown..
Narrator#1:Lookatthere.(PointingtowardHerodandWisemen)
WiseMen:WhereistheonewhohasbeenbornkingoftheJews?Wesaw
hisstarintheeastandhavecometoworshiphim.
Narrator#2:KingHerodknewtheancientpropheciesthattherewouldbeaMessiah
borntotheJews.Heknewthatthiswasthekingtheyweretalkingabout.
Hesecretlydidntwanttheretobeanykingbuthimself.Hecalledallthe
Jewishleaderstogetherandaskedthem.WhereistheMessiahtobeborn?
Advisors:HewillbeborninBethlehem.
Herod:(totheWiseMen)KingoftheJewsyousay?Tellmemore.Exactly
whendidyouseethestarappear?
Narrator#2:SothewisementoldKingHerodexactlywhentheyhadseenthestar
appear.
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Herod:Goandfindhim,andwhenyoufindhim,comebackandtellmesothatI
cancomeandworshiphimaswell.
[WISEMENmovetoCENTERSTAGE.HEROD,andothersremainatSTAGE
RIGHTwhisperingandpointing.ItisobviousthatHerodisuptosomething!]
Narrator#2:Waitaminute!Idontlikethis!Herodmeanstohurtthem!
Narrator#1:Itllbeok.
Narrator#2:Noitwont!Wevegottadosomething!Wevegottowarnher!
Narrator#1:Thereisnothingtodo.Doyouwanttogoonandheartherestofthe
story?
Narrator#2:Idontknow(pause)yes.
Narrator#1:OK.Then,letsread.
Thewisemenwentontheirway,andthestartheyhadseenintheeast
wentaheadofthemuntilitstoppedovertheplacewherethechildwas.
Whentheysawthestar,theywereoverjoyed.
[WISEMENmoveSTAGELEFTtoMaryandJoseph.]
Narrator#2:Oncomingtothehouse,theysawthechildwithhismotherMary,and
theyboweddownandworshipedhim.Thentheyopenedtheirtreasures
andpresentedhimwithgiftsofgoldandofincenseandofmyrrh.
Narrator#1:AndhavingbeenwarnedinadreamnottogobacktoHerod,they
returnedtotheircountrybyanotherroute.
[WISEMENEXITSTAGELEFT.HERODisstillwaitingatSTAGERIGHT.]]
Narrator#2:Anotherroute!YoumeantheydidntgobacktoHerod!!Maryissafe?!
YES!!!!
Narrator#1:Well,notquite
Narrator#2:What??!!Well,hurryup!Keepreading!
(Grabbingscript)HereLetmedoit!
(Reading)Whentheyhadgone,anangeloftheLordappearedtoJosephin
adream.
[ANGELENTERS]
Narrator#2:Oh,no!Yourekiddingmenotagain!
Angel:Getup.TakethechildandhismotherandescapetoEgypt.Staythereuntil
Itellyou,forHerodisgoingtosearchforthechildtokillhim.
Narrator#1:SoJosephgotup,tookthechildandhismotherduringthenightandleft
forEgypt,wheretheystayeduntilthedeathofHerod!
[MARYandJOSEPHEXIT]
[HEROD,ADVISORSandSOLDIERSEXIT.]
Narrator#2:(Overjoyed!!)YES!!!!!Theymadeit!Shessafe!Thebabyssafe!
EvenJosephissafe!
ThatisthegreateststoryEVER!!ThatistheCOOLESTangelIhaveever
seen.Angel,NICE!!Goodwork!!
[ANGELWAVESandEXITS]
Narrator#2:So,isthattheend?
Narrator#1:Well,almost.LaterJosephwasvisitedbyanAngelinadreamandtold
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thatHerodhaddied.SoheandMary,andtheyoungchildJesusmoved
backfromEgypttotheirhometownofNazareth.
[MARYandJOSEPHENTER.MARYwalkstoCENTERFRONT.]
Narrator#1:Andthereisaveryhappyending.Jesusgrewup,livedasinlesslife,
taughtaboutGodwhowashisFather,andlaterpaidthepriceforthesins
oftheworld.AndnowallthosewhobelieveinHimwillhaveeternallife.
SonowthequestionisthesameoneMaryhasbeenaskingyouallnight.
Mary:Doyoubelieveyet?
Narrator#2:DoIbelieveyet?(Pause)Yes,youknow,IthinkIdo.Ireallydo!
Mary:Yousee?ItreallyisAChristmastoBelieveIn!
[MARYandJOSEPHEXIT.]
Narrator#2:Thatwasawesome!!Timeforpunchanddonuts?
Narrator#1:Rightafterthelastcoupleofsongs.
[NARRATORS1&2EXIT]
Narrator#2:(whileleaving)Idobelieve,youknowIthinkitwasthatAngel.He
wasgreat!
THEEND
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