Get in Line for Christmas
Get in Line for Christmas is a Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children. This musical includes a script with speaking parts and 9 original Christmas songs plus contemporary arrangements of 4 Christmas carols.
In Get in Line for Christmas, your children get to make a stop at the Bethlehem Corner Market! Your kids will:
. . . watch the wisemen standing in line to mail their gifts to Jesus & pick up some chocolate stars to snack on while they travel,
. . . observe the angels checking out the latest newspaper headlines regarding an upcoming concert on a Bethlehem hillside,
. . . see the shepherds shopping for wrapping paper for Jesus’ gift.
As everyone gathers in Bethlehem to greet the newborn savior, Jesus, they discover that there is no line and plenty of room for all of us at the manger!
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 Get in Line for Christmas:
Christmas lullaby medley for preschool and elementary age children.
(this song is included in the preschool Christmas play, Let's Dress Up for Christmas . . . includes verse 1 of Away in a Manger with motions
this song is included in the kids Christmas program, Get in Line for Christmas . . . includes verse 1 of Away in a Manger with triangle and sign language)
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Get in Line for Christmas:
Get in Line for Christmas
Away in a Manger / Sleep Little One
We Are a Flock
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / We Are a Flock
Jesus, You’re the Light
Hallelujah, Come and Sing
Emmanuel / Go Tell It on the Mountain
Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.
Get in Line for Christmas includes:
1) 9 children’s Christmas songs and contemporary arrangements of 4 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including snaps, claps, 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 15 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.
Ready to buy this Christmas program for your kids?
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 #2050a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2050b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item # 2054a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2054b – 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 #2051a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2051b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2051c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2051d – 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 #2052a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2052b – 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 (a vocal recording of the full version of each song). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical.
Item #2053 – 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 has 15 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.
Audience was blown away
I just want to say a big THANK YOU for Get in Line for Christmas. Our Sunday School performed it and the audience was blown away! The songs were beautiful and we were all thrilled with the results.
Perfect for kids
Our children did a great job on Get in Line for Christmas. The songs were fresh, easy to sing and beautiful and the kids loved the humorous parts in the script. Our audience laughed and really got into the story. It was an old story told in a unique and fun way – perfect for kids and families. You have a talent for developing music and skits that are kid-friendly and fun while still carrying a meaningful message.
So much fun
We did Get in Line for Christmas and the children were absolutely wonderful. They sang out and had so much fun. Your scripts and music inspire the children and adults alike. We had so much fun making the play come to life. Thank you!
Flooded with compliments
I have to let you know that each year we are flooded with compliments from the families of our elementary students. They love the creative story line with the combination of traditional and new Christmas songs. I am thankful that we are able to continue to use the true message of Christmas year after year at a public school event. God is so good!
Worth the drive
We just performed Get in Line for Christmas and it was a big hit. Some grandparents traveled 150 miles to watch their grandchildren and said it was well worth the drive in below zero temps because it was the best they have ever seen. The students absolutely love what you write!
Your Christmas musicals have been such a hit year after year at our school. The script is very versatile and the songs are catchy and simple enough that it doesn’t take all season to teach them. Keep up the good work!
Everyone left singing
Everyone loved the musical! The songs were easily teachable and everyone left last night singing, “Get in line for Christmas!” From a former music teacher, thank you for your efforts!
Church just raved
The entire church just raved over Get in Line for Christmas. The children did an excellent job of presenting the Christmas program and really sang the songs well. Thank you.