Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas!
Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! is a Christmas musical for preschool through elementary age children. This program has a narrated script which includes the Luke 2 text plus 9 kid-friendly Christmas songs.
Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! The angels are in charge of delivering boxes of hats to everyone in the Christmas story and the hats have arrived just in time! Each hat box includes a note: “Hold on to your hat, and remember that God is always with you.”
. . . Mary and Joseph receive their hats in a barn in Bethlehem and are reminded that God will be with them as a new family.
. . . The shepherds receive practical hats for their work in the fields and are reminded that God is always with them – which is quite a promise, because the sheep really keep them moving!
. . . The wisemen know that God has been with them in their search to find the savior and they trust that God will continue to be with them as they finish their journey. Everyone will be surprised by what the wisemen do with their hats!
This Christmas, you are invited to hold on to your hats and celebrate Jesus – God’s promise to always be with us . . . Emmanuel.
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 Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas!:
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas!:
Hold on to Your Hat
Always With You
Away in a Manger / Gift from Above
Tell Everyone / Go Tell It on the Mountain
Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
Click here to read a script excerpt from this program.
Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! includes:
1) 9 children’s Christmas songs which include portions of 5 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including steps, snaps, claps, whistling, instrumental parts, 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 the Luke 2 text that includes reader and narrator parts and 12+ non-speaking costumed character 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 40-minute program OR a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.
Item #2110a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2110b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2114a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2114b – 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 #2111a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2111b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2111c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2111d – 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 #2112a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2112b – 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 #2113 – 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, with the Luke 2 text, includes reader and narrator parts and 12+ non-speaking costumed character 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.
Scriptural, fun and affordable
I have been ordering your Christmas musicals for the past 5 years for our K-8 Christmas program. Each one has been enthusiastically received by the children involved and the parents attending! I thank you for making your musicals scriptural, fun and affordable for all to enjoy!
Singing these songs long past Christmas
What a blessing you have given us. Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! was a great program. The song, ‘Heart Full of Praise’ leads me to tears every time. Thank you for sharing your incredible love for the Lord with our school, with us and with our children. We will be singing these songs long past Christmas!
True message of Christmas
Our children are really enjoying Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! They really, really enjoy the music. We are so thankful that you stayed with the true message of Christmas. Great work!
Wow! Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! is awesome! My kindergarten through fourth grade did a tremendous job with this musical. What a fun way to get the message of the birth of our Savior to so many! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!
Here are some of the comments I heard after we did Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas!: “Great program . . . the kids really seemed to be having a good time . . . . the music was really upbeat . . . I like the theme with a message.’ Everyone enjoyed it and God will receive the glory!
Crazy about the music
The choir and the children are crazy about the music in Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! God gave you a wonderful talent and we are blessed to be able to use your music.
We have used your materials many times for our Christmas programs and they have all been very successful! Thank you for providing excellent musicals and sharing your wonderful gift from God!
The best in years
The children loved practicing and the congregation and their family and friends LOVED Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas! . . . . the best in years!