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Say “Cheese” for Christmas

20-Minute Musical
Item #1080a – Digital format

Item #1080b – Paper copy

Say “Cheese” for Christmas is an easy preschool Christmas program that includes a narrated script and 6 preschool Christmas songs.


Baby Jesus was born on Christmas day.
Clap your hands.  Pat your knees. Everyone get ready, please!
Clap your hands.  Pat your knees. Everyone say, “Cheese!”

Your preschoolers are invited to be a part of the Christmas story as they pose for the pictures that Mary and Joseph take on their trip to Bethlehem:
. . . Mary took pictures of fellow travelers taking a “cheese” snack break.
. . . Joseph got a few shots of where they stayed and the animals that stayed with them.
. . . They both took snapshots of the shepherds that came to see the baby wrapped in cloth and lying in the manger.
. . . And of course, Mary and Joseph got lots of pictures of Jesus, the newborn Savior.
Your preschoolers will end by celebrating Immanuel – God’s promise to be with them every day of the week AND on every trip they take!

Check out the following songs that are included in Say “Cheese” for Christmas:

In the Barn – 1220

Kids Christmas animal song, rag-time style with motions (this song is included in the preschool Christmas musical, Say Cheese for ...

Mary Sang – 1230

Christmas song for kids about Jesus' birth, blues style with motions & sandpaper blocks & snaps (this song is included in the ...

Shoot digital pictures of your preschoolers and do a Say “Cheese” for Christmas slide show (that means no costumes the day of the Christmas program . . . all your preschoolers have to do is sing!)
bring your preschoolers center stage during the Christmas program for a live snapshot with a flash.

Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.

Say “Cheese” for Christmas includes:
1) an original narrated script & 22 snapshots of your preschoolers (you can add more snapshots if you have a lot of preschool children in your group), prop list and staging,
2) 6 Christmas songs for preschoolers that are full of motions, sign language, jingle bells & claps,
3)  piano score with guitar chords,
4)  vocal MP3s so you can create your own playlist or CD OR a listening CD (you get to choose digital or hard copy).
Program performance time: 20 minutes.


Purchase of this preschool 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.

Item #1080a – Digital format Price
Item #1080b – Paper copy Price
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 #1081a – MP3 accompaniment tracks
Item #1081b – 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 #1083 – 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 original narrated script & 22 snapshots of your preschoolers (you can add more snapshots if you have a lot of preschool children in your group), 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 Christmas songs from Cathy’s preschool 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.

Please note that all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.

Enjoy your programs

I have ordered your Christmas programs for the past 3 years for our 3K through 2nd-grade Advent service.  All of the teachers, kids and parents enjoy your programs.  This year we used Say Cheese for Christmas and it was very well received.  Keep up the good work!

Gloria S.
Grace Lutheran School

Best program ever

I can’t tell you how many times I heard “Best program ever!” after we did Say Cheese for Christmas for our preschool program.  We used our screen in the sanctuary to show the pictures.  The songs were so cute and easy for the kids to learn.  It was a great way for everyone to celebrate Christmas.  Thank you for writing such a good program.

Linda A.
Little Blessings Preschool

Wonderful success

I purchased Say Cheese for Christmas for this year’s performance at our school and it was a WONDERFUL success.  ALL of the students LOVED it . . . . from 3-year-olds to 5th grade!  Thanks so much and God bless you for your wonderful work!

Betty Ann S.
Hope Rural School

Nothing but big hits

I’ve used your programs in the past and always look forward to putting them together and working with the kids.  Your programs have all been nothing but big hits with our church!

Michelle O.
Rice Station Christian Church

Congregation loved the program

Our congregation LOVED the Christmas program.  The picture-slide show worked out great!  Thanks!

Linda F.
Deep Branch Baptist Church

A blast to do

I’m SO excited about this preschool musical!  It will be a BLAST to do with the kids!”

Alecia J.
Trinity Reformed Church

Inside and out

This is my 4th program that I have ordered from you.  I just love these Christmas programs.  My preschool friends know the story of the birth of Jesus inside and out by the time Christmas arrives.  Thank you for always delivering quality Christmas programs that are appropriate for preschool children.

Andrea C.
St. Joseph Preschool