Catch the Christmas Spirit
Catch the Christmas Spirit is a simple Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children. This musical includes a script with 2 speaking parts and 8 original Christmas songs plus 1 Christmas carol.
In the “busy-ness” of Christmas, Catch the Christmas Spirit finds your children taking time out to read the Christmas story. As they read, the story comes to life around them. Your kids will clap for joy, sing the blues with the shepherds, and make room for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
You have your choice of a full-length 35-minute program or a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Check out the following songs in the 35-minute version of A Piece of Christmas:
The following songs are in the 20-minute version of Catch the Christmas Spirit:
Catch the Christmas Spirit
Away in a Manger / Alleluia
Look at the Shepherds / Angel’s Song
Jesus, We Will Sing
This is Our Prayer for You
Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.
Catch the Christmas Spirit includes:
1) 8 children’s Christmas songs which include 1 Christmas carol . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including claps, slaps, fa-la-la’s, motions and sign language,
3) piano score with guitar chords,
4) a listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song),
5) a script with 2 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging.
Purchase of this Christmas program grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.
You have your choice of a full-length 35-minute program OR a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Item #2020a – 35-minute program – Digital format
Item #2020b – 35-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2024a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2024b – 20-minute program – Paper copy
Purchase this musical in digital format and everything will be e-mailed. You print PDFs of the sheet music & script and create your own MP3 playlist.
Purchase a paper copy of this musical with a CD and Cathy will send the musical and listening CD via priority mail. Cathy will e-mail your script (MSWord format) so you can add your actor’s names and edit the script as needed. All you have to do is ask!
Item #2021a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 35-minute program
Item #2021b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 35-minute program
Item #2021c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2021d – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 20-minute program
Accompaniment tracks (MP3s or CDs) come in handy when your piano player isn’t available or when you need to free up your hands to teach motions or sign language to your children. These accompaniment tracks may also be used for your performance – it’s like hiring a piano player who plays the music the same way every time! A keyboard-only accompaniment CD (no vocals) is available. If you prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks, MP3s can be e-mailed.
Item #2022a – Preview package for 35-minute program
Item #2022b – Preview package for 20-minute program
To preview this children’s Christmas program, a preview package is available that includes the full script and the listening CD (paper script & CD only – digital copy is not available). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical.
Item #2023 – Script only
If you would like to use the 9-11 minute script as your play and insert your own children’s Christmas songs, you may purchase the performance rights for the script. This script has 2 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging. The script can be sent via e-mail to save shipping charges.
If you already have a script and you prefer to purchase individual songs from Cathy’s Christmas musicals, you have the following options:
1. Purchase sheet music. Sheet music includes piano score, guitar chords and motions. Sheet music can be e-mailed (PDF format) OR printed and mailed.
2. Purchase an MP3 to go along with your sheet music. MP3s include two tracks for each song: a vocal track and a keyboard-only accompaniment track with no vocals. MP3’s are e-mailed.
3. Purchase a Custom CD to go along with your sheet music. There is a $10 labor charge for each custom CD plus the cost of each song that you purchase. Custom CDs include both a vocal track of the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals. Custom CDs are shipped via priority mail.
Please note that all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
Really enjoy singing
The children really enjoy singing this Christmas music. The songs are upbeat and fun and, at the same time, deeply spiritual. The children’s faith comes alive. You can see it on their faces during the practices and performances. But the best part is that they will carry this music and its powerful message with them for the rest of their lives.
We had a blast
Your musical was a HUGE success. I think everyone “caught the Christmas spirit” and we had a blast performing it. There wasn’t a dry eye when the children sang their special song, “This is Our Prayer for You”. It was truly special and I thank you.
Got rave reviews
We got rave reviews on Catch the Christmas Spirit! Everyone loved the catchy songs and seeing the kids have so much fun while sharing the Christmas story. As a first-time director, your program made it a simple and assured success! Thank you so much for your creativity.
I have been involved in working with children and Christmas programs for many years and Catch the Christmas Spirit was the best. It was moving to watch the children’s faces as we did the sign language. Many parents have contacted me and said that they had tears in their eyes as they watched and listened to the children. And the best part, the children learned about the true meaning of Christmas.
Enjoyed the motions
Thanks for including traditional Christmas carols with your new original music. The children enjoyed the motions, especially the sign language. The important message wasn’t lost in extravagant costuming or elaborate sets. Because of the small number of children participating, this was crucial for our church.
Absolutely loved it
We used Catch the Christmas Spirit and ABSOLUTELY loved it!!! Many said it was the best program our church has ever put on. Thank you for the great script and wonderful, fun, catchy music. I liked the traditionalism of the script — beautifully written — wonderful job! Looking forward to using another one of your musicals next year.
Entertaining and meaningful
Catch the Christmas Spirit was a joy to work on with our Sunday School kids. Thank you for creating an awesome show that was special and entertaining and meaningful.
Perfect Christmas musical
Thank you for supplying us with the perfect Christmas musical. Not only have my youth enjoyed learning the music, but more importantly . . . . they have come to learn the true meaning of Christmas.