Christmas Snapshots is a Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children. This musical includes a narrated script with Luke 2 text, 19 snapshots of your kids and 9 children’s Christmas songs which include the refrains of 4 Christmas carols.
Christmas Snapshots catches snapshots of live characters (your kids!) stepping into a giant picture frame and striking poses as the Christmas story is read:
. . . snapshots of your children in the baby’s room (packed with animals),
. . . a picture of the shepherds keeping an eye on the sheep with flashlights and later, taking a break to roast marshmallows,
. . . a picture of your angels in concert,
. . . and the final shot is of a Christmas birthday party celebration for Jesus – complete with kazoos and party noisemakers!
Build a giant picture frame and let your kids step into the Christmas story for a live snapshot OR shoot digital pictures of the kids in 19 different poses and present a Christmas Snapshots slide show. . . . on the day of the program, all your kids will have to do is sing!
You have your choice of a full-length 40-minute program or a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Check out the songs in the 40-minute version of Christmas Snapshots:
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Christmas Snapshots:
Away in a Manger
Check It Out
Hey There Medley
Click here to read a script excerpt from this program.
Christmas Snapshots includes:
1) 9 kid-friendly Christmas songs that include the refrains of 4 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including snaps, stomps, claps, motions, sign language, kazoos and instrumental parts in the songs,
3) piano score with guitar chords,
4) a listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song),
5) a script that includes the Christmas text from Luke 2 along with child reader & narrator parts and lots of opportunities for non-speaking costumed characters to be a part of 19 snapshots, 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 40-minute program OR a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Item #2070a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2070b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2074a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2074b – 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 #2071a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2071b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2071c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2071d – 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 #2072a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2072b – 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 format is not available). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical.
Item #2073 – Script only
If you would like to use the 10-12 minute script as your play and insert your own children’s Christmas songs, you may purchase the performance rights for the script. This script includes the Christmas text from Luke 2 along with child reader & narrator parts and lots of opportunities for non-speaking costumed characters to be a part of 19 snapshots, 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.
Laughter and applause
What a hit! You should have heard the laughter and applause!!! The children loved the music so much that they enjoyed all of our rehearsals and sang their hearts out at the performance. Many people commented that it was the best children’s Christmas musical we have ever had.
Christmas Snapshots made a very big impression on our congregation . . . it was still being talked about at Easter! Many people talked about the creativity of the music and motions (not to mention the kazoos!). AND we also appreciate that your music is so reasonably priced.
Simple to get together
I just want to thank you for such an organized, fun-filled, simple-to-get-together program that was truly enjoyed by all who took part.
Entertaining and inspiring
Thank you for providing us with a delightful musical that was entertaining as well as inspiring. The music was easy and fun to learn. The children enjoyed the variety of musical styles and the suggested movements.
Really got into it
We had a wonderful time doing our photo shoot for the Christmas musical at a farm near us. My favorite photo is the shepherd’s eating their midnight snack. These songs are wonderful. The children really got into it!
Thanks for doing such a great job on Christmas Snapshots. We did a Power Point presentation and the children did the music – just like you suggested. It was such fun music and we got great compliments from the parents and congregation.
We had an awesome time with your Christmas musical. Everyone really had fun with it. I believe we opened some eyes, ears, and hearts to the message of Christmas.
We really enjoyed your Christmas play. It was perfect for a small group of children.