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Christmas Step-by-Step

20-Minute Musical
Item #1050a – Digital format

Item #1050b – Paper copy

Christmas Step-by-Step is a simple preschool (Pre-K) Christmas musical that has an interactive narrated script and 6 preschool Christmas songs.


Watch your preschoolers walk, run, march, tip-toe, and whirl and twirl their way through the Christmas story with the characters in Christmas Step-by-Step.
. . . Mary and Joseph wear their most comfortable shoes for their many steps on the long trip to Bethlehem
. . . then Joseph surprises Mary with a new pair of slippers for her hot and tired feet!
. . . All of your preschoolers will be the animals in the barn and will sing about the birth of a savior as they flap their wings, swing their tails and nod their heads.
. . . The angels whirl and twirl their ribbons with excitement as they deliver God’s good news to the shepherds and then sing their song of praise to God.
. . . The shepherds can’t help but jump for joy as they share the news of the birth of a savior with everyone they meet.

Christmas step-by-step, Christmas step-by-step,
We will tell the Christmas story step-by-step.
Take a quiet step.  Jesus is asleep.  SH!
Take a noisy step.  There are lots of sheep!  BAA!
Take a singing step.  Angels sing a song.
Take a Christmas step.  You can come along.

Your preschool children will invite everyone to sing with the angels and jump for joy with the shepherds as they celebrate Jesus – God’s gift of a savior to the world . . . the one who promises to be with us where ever we go!

Check out the following songs that are included in Christmas Step-by-Step:

When We Walk – 1250

Song for children to sing about God's presence with us, minor key with motions (this song is included in the preschool Christmas musical, ...

Gotta Jump – 1216

Christmas praise song for kids, up-tempo with jumps & claps NOTE:  Includes Go Tell It on the Mountain refrain (this song is included ...

Click here to read an excerpt from this play.

Christmas Step-by-Step includes:
1) an interactive narrated script (the narrator keeps the preschool children engaged by asking them questions as the story is read) along with 10+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don’t have to say any lines), prop list and staging,
2)  6 preschool (pre-K) Christmas songs that are full of motions, claps, jumps and sign language (Away in a Manger & Go Tell it on the Mountain-refrains are included),
3)  piano score with guitar chords,
4)  a listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song).
Program performance time: 20 minutes.


Purchase of this preschool musical grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.

Item #1050a – Digital format
Item #1050b – 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 #1051a – MP3 accompaniment tracks
Item #1051b – Accompaniment tracks on CD
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 preschool 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 #1052 – Preview package
To preview this preschool 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 #1053 – Script only
If you would like to use the 8-10 minute script
as your play and insert your own preschool Christmas songs, you may purchase the performance rights for the script.  This script includes an interactive narrated script  (the narrator keeps the children engaged by asking them questions as the story is read) along with 10+ non-speaking parts (your preschoolers get to act, but they don’t have to say any lines), 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 preschool 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.

Most successful ever

I wanted to share with you that our preschoolers performed Christmas Step-by-Step and I think it is one of the most successful productions ever of one of your musicals.  What a wonderful story AND music!  The children and teachers (and directors!) loved the songs, and the parents and friends in the audience were delighted by the presentation.

Dianne G.
Trinity English Lutheran Church

Quality preschool musicals

We used your Christmas Step by Step and it was the best program we have ever had!  Thank you for publishing such quality preschool musicals!

Amanda H.
Richland Baptist Preschool


Christmas Step-by-Step was outstanding. We received more compliments, by far, from this year’s play than from previous years. The kids had more fun than ever before and the parents just couldn’t stop commenting on how great it was. Way to go!

Mr. Richard
Sunny Days Christian Preschool

Very age appropriate

We did Christmas Step-by-Step and it was great.  Not only was it adorable but it was very age appropriate.  The children picked up on the words in the songs and really sang out.  Thank you.

Dawn D.
Baptist Church

Easy yet fun

Christmas Step-by-Step was perfect for our Sunday school children.  The preschool girls loved whirling and twirling across the chancel to tell the good news.  I have been looking for music that was easy yet fun to sing and still told the good news.

Mary S.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Easy to use

Your programs are awesome, easy to use with the kids, and the congregation enjoys them very much!  This is our 5th year using your programs and we just want to say “thank you”!

Rhonda R.
St. Luke & St. John United Church of Christ

Best Christmas play

Thank you for Christmas Step-by-Step.  Everyone said that it was the best Christmas play that the youth department has ever presented.

Frances H.
Second Baptist Church

Love your music

Thank you for Christmas Step-by-Step.  We love your music and plays for our preschool and primary children!

Donna H.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church