Thanks so much to Karlos for sharing his script with us!Cast (In order of appearance):
|Peasant Reader||Hotel Owner||King Herod||Singing Group 1|
|Angel 1||Peasant 2||Priest 1 and 2||Singing Group 2|
|Mary||Shepherds 1 through 5||Monk 1 and 2|
|Peasant Boy 1||Angels 3 through 6||Gladiator|
|Joseph||Wise man 1 through 3|
|Angel 2||Peasant Boy 3|
Peasant Reader: A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth, lived a young woman named Mary. Mary did her chores, was kind to others, and loved God very much. She was engaged to be married to Joseph, who was a carpenter.
(The angel appears to Mary. Mary cleaning)
Angel 1: Mary you are favored by God, and he is with you everywhere you go.
Mary: What do you want?
Angel 1: Please Do not be afraid.
Mary: Why are you visiting me?
Angel 1: God has sent me as he has found favor with you. You will have a baby boy, and are to give him the name Jesus.
Mary: I’m confused. I’m not married how can I have a baby?
Angel 1: The Holy Spirit will perform a miracle, and your baby will be called the Son of God.
Mary: How can I believe, what you are saying?
Angel 1: I have more exciting news. Even your cousin Elizabeth is going to have a son in her old age.
Mary: But she can’t have any children.
Angel 1: She is already pregnant. Nothing is impossible with God.
Mary: I don’t know what to say.
Angel 1: It’s ok Mary.
Mary: I am the Lord's servant, and I hope everything that you are saying will come true.
(The angel then disappeared, and Mary is left alone.)
Peasant Boy 1: Joseph, Mary is going to have a baby.
Joseph: What how can this be? (angrily)
Peasant Boy 1: I had seen an Angel talking with Mary last night.
(Angel 2 appears to Joseph)
Angel 2: Joseph don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife.
Joseph: Why should I take her as my wife, She is going to have a baby to another man.
Angel 2: No Joseph, Mary is going to have God's son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
Joseph: OK. I’ll take her as my wife and love her till the end. (happily)
(Angel 2 then disappeared, and Joseph is left alone. Mary walks in.)
Mary: Joseph, What is wrong?
Joseph: I’m very happy you are going to have a baby.
Mary: Why yes I am. Isn’t it wonderful?
Joseph: We must go to Bethlehem, to register you as my wife.
Mary: Joseph, I’m very tired, We need to find somewhere to stay. (sounds tired)
Joseph: Ok my love.
(At a Hotel, Joseph knocks on the door and a man opens the door)
Hotel Owner: What do you want?
Joseph: May we have a room? Please!
Hotel Owner: We are full, Go away peasants! (angrily)
(Peasant 2 walking past)
Peasant 2: I’m sorry for over hearing, But do you need somewhere to stay?
Joseph: Yes, we do my wife is very tired.
Peasant 2: I have a barn next to my place, it has animals in it, It is warm, and there is plenty of straw to lie on.
Mary and Joseph: Thank you for a place to lie down.
(Mary lies down on the straw.)
Mary: Joseph, I’m having my baby!
Joseph: It’s a boy my love, His name will be Jesus!
Mary: My baby, the creator of the whole world, the King of Kings, the one who will save the world.
(Baby wrapped in cloths. Mary and Joseph soon fell asleep.)
SONG - Children Group 1 to sing "What Child is This?"
(click here for
(One singer can be dressed as Mary holding a baby doll, one as Joseph)
(Shepherds, who lived near Bethlehem, were out at night in their fields watching over their sheep.)
Shepherd 1: Look everyone, look at that!
Shepherd 2: What is it?
Shepherd 3: I don’t know!
Shepherd 4: It’s an Angel!
Shepherd 5: Not just one Angel, many Angels!
Angel 3: Don’t be afraid! (with her arms opened wide)
Angel 4: We are here to bring you good news for all the people.
Angel 5: Tonight in Bethlehem a baby has been born.
Angel 6: He is the one that will save the world.
Angel 3: You will know this baby because He will be wrapped in cloths, and laying in a manger.
Angel 4, 5, 6: Glory to God, and peace to all people here on earth.
(After they spoke, they float away. The shepherds were amazed and excited)
Shepherd 1: Does everyone know this news?
Shepherd 2: I think it’s just us.
Shepherd 3: We must tell everyone about this baby.
Shepherd 4: We must go to see this baby that the angels are talking about.
(The shepherds fell to their knees and were happy that they had found baby Jesus)
Shepherd 5: This is the baby that the Angels were talking about.
Joseph: Please be quiet my friends, My wife needs to sleep.
Shepherd 3: Now we must tell everyone.
(As soon as they left they began shouting in the streets)
Shepherd 4: The King of kings has been born. (shouting)
Shepherd 2: Yes. The King of Kings the one who will save us.
Joseph: Now sleep my love as we have a big day ahead of us.
Mary: Yes, my love. But I can not sleep knowing how important our baby is.
Song - Children Group 2 to sing "The First Noel"
(click here for lyrics)
(singers can be dressed as angels, shepherds, and wise men)
(Wise men walking through)
Wise man 1: What is that bright light in the sky?
Wise man 2: It’s a star isn’t it?
Wise man 3: Yes, it’s a star.
Wise man 2: It’s the star we have been looking for!
Wise man 1: Yes, The star that means the King of the Jews...
Wise men 1, 2, 3: ...the One who would save the world has been born.
Peasant Boy 3: Oh King a special baby has been born.
King Herod: Where is this baby? (angry)
Peasant Boy 3: I’m sorry my King, but I don’t know.
(The King called a meeting with all the important people in the area and asked them where this special baby had been born)
King Herod: People of my land do you know where this baby has been born? (angrily)
Priest 1, 2: We are sorry my Lord, but we do not know of this child you speak of.
Monk 1, 2: Yes, we know where this special baby has been born.
Monk 1: In Bethlehem.
Monk 2: Yes, In Bethlehem.
Monk 1, 2: We had heard that one day a special person would come from there and take care of all the people.
King Herod: Thank you my people.
(The Monks leave. The King calls a secret meeting.)
King Herod: Wise men, Wise men come to me.
Wise men 1, 2, 3: What is it my Lord?
King Herod: Do you know of this Baby?
Wise man 1: Yes, my Lord we have seen the star!
King Herod: Go and find this child. As soon as you find him, tell me, so I can go and worship him.
(After they had spoken to the King, the wise men left to find the baby)
Wise man 2: How are we to find this baby? We don’t know exactly where this baby is.
Wise man 3: This is what we will do, at night we’ll follow the star to the east.
Wise man 1: Yes, that’s a great idea and soon we will find him.
(Angels appeared to the Wise men)
Angel 1: Please find this baby, but don’t tell the King.
Angel 2: As he wants to kill him.
Angel 3, 4, 5, 6: Take the baby very expensive gifts, gifts that you would give to a King.
Wise men 1, 2, 3: Yes we shall do what you ask of us.
(The Angels disappeared)
Wise man 2: Look, we are here.
(The Wise men were very excited and happy. They found Jesus laying in Mary's arms, and they bowed down and worshipped him.)
Wise man 1: We have come to worship our New King.
Wise man 3: We have brought gifts for our King.
Wise man 1: I have brought GOLD for My King.
Wise man 2: I have brought FRANKINCENSE for My King.
Wise man 3: And I have brought MYRRH for My King.
Mary: Thank you bringing these gifts for Jesus.
Joseph: How can we ever thank you.
(The wise men went to find a place to sleep for the night. Angels appeared to the Wise men as they were sleeping)
Angels: Remember never tell the King. King Herod doesn’t want to find Jesus to worship him; he wants to kill him because he is jealous that this baby will someday be better than him.
King Herod: My gladiator come and listen to me.
Gladiator: Yes, My Lord how can I serve you?
King Herod: Go and find this baby and KILL him, as my Wise men have failed me.
Gladiator: Yes, My Lord I will find this child you speak of and KILL him.
Angel 3: Joseph, Joseph wake up!
Joseph: Yes, what is wrong?
Angel 4: Take Jesus and Mary and run away to Egypt.
Angel 5: King Herod is going to search for Jesus to kill him.
Joseph: Mary wake up, We must leave now in the night.
Mary: Why must we leave?
Joseph: We must leave to travel to Egypt, As the King has sent someone to kill Jesus.
Peasant Reader: They were safe in Egypt, and after King Herod died an angel appeared to Joseph and told him to go to a place called Nazareth. And that's where Jesus grew up.
Song - all children sing "Do You Hear What I Hear" (click here for lyrics)
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