Christmas: We’re On the Air
Christmas: We’re On the Air is a Christmas musical for preschool through elementary age children. This program includes 8 children’s Christmas songs and a script with both speaking and non-speaking parts.
Christmas: We’re On the Air is coming to you live from Studio 7 in downtown Bethlehem with an old-fashioned radio show – complete with a sound effects crew.
. . . The traffic reporter will deliver up-to-date traffic reports from around town.
. . . The weather reporter is forecasting clear skies . . . a great night for looking at stars (and a few angels)!
. . . A news crew is live on the scene where a savior is reported to have been born in a barn in Bethlehem.
. . . The field reporters are on their way to investigate bright lights reported in the sky over a field where some shepherds have been watching their sheep.
The children will remind you to tune in for good news . . . good news that God’s promised Savior has been born and brings hope to the whole world.
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: We’re On the Air:
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Christmas: We’re On the Air:
Away in a Manger / Gentle Light
Oh Come / O O O Come
Click here to read a script excerpt from this program.
Christmas: We’re On the Air includes:
1) 8 children’s Christmas songs (a combination of traditional Christmas carols and original kid-friendly songs . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing),
2) free instructions for including snaps, hand jives, claps, motions, sign language and rhythm instruments 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 speaking parts (17 speaking parts in the 40-minute program and 15 speaking parts in the 20-minute program) and 10 non-speaking parts which includes the sound effects crew (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging. NOTE: The 20-minute program does not include the wisemen.
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 #2120a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2120b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2124a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2124b – 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 #2121a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2121b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2121c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2121d – 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 #2122a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2122b – 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 #2123a – Script only – 17 speaking parts
Item #2123b – Script only – 15 speaking parts
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 speaking parts (17 speaking parts in the 40-minute program and 15 speaking parts in the 20-minute program) and 10 non-speaking parts which includes the sound effects crew (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging. NOTE: The 20-minute program does not include the wisemen. 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.
Perfectly prepared and easy to use
My church is returning for a fifth season to order Christmas: We’re On the Air. Thank you for continuing to create new shows that are easily managed by our teachers and children. It’s such a busy time of year and it’s nice to count on something perfectly prepared and easy to use right out of the box. And the bonus is how proud our kids and their families are of the production!
We did Christmas: We’re On the Air for our Christmas program this year. Several parents came up to me afterwards and said that this year’s program was extra good! Thank you for your great script.
By far the best one
I just wanted to tell you that this morning our Sunday School presented your program, Christmas: We’re On the Air. I heard comments like “Best Christmas program I’ve ever seen” and “I’ve attended five Christmas programs this year and this was, by far, the best one”. The kids loved the music and we had our older students doing the announcing and reporting. Thanks so much for this great program.
Everyone loves the funny parts
I would just like to say thank you for writing such wonderful songs and plays for children. We have been using your scripts for the past 7 years and our congregation has so many good things to say. We did Christmas: We’re On the Air this year and got more compliments than usual. Everyone loves the songs and the funny parts. The kids do a great job learning everything and performing them. I just wanted to thank you for being you and doing such a great job. I can tell it’s your passion and I appreciate it.
Keep the kids engaged
Our church LOVES your youth programs. Our kids performed Christmas: We’re on the Air in December. You offer a great product and know how to keep the kids engaged in what they are doing during the program. Thank you so much for your ministry.
Love the songs
Thank you for writing the play. I love the songs!
A great product
We’ve been doing your programs for a number of years. I always get great positive responses. People love your programs! Thanks for providing a great product.
Love the script
We have loved using your programs at our church for the past 5 years and look forward to this new one – Christmas: We’re On the Air. I love the script and am looking forward to teaching the music to the kids!