Signs of Christmas
Signs of Christmas is a Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children. This musical includes a script with speaking parts and 10 kid-friendly Christmas songs.
In Signs of Christmas, you join a group of kids looking for signs around the neighborhood that will help them tell the Christmas story.
. . . “No Vacancy”
. . . “Quiet, Please”
. . . “Sheep Xing”
. . . “Caution: Angels Ahead”
. . . “Follow the Star”
. . . “Help Wanted”
All the signs point the way to a hoe-down at a barn in Bethlehem. Y’all come! You don’t want to miss the celebration of God’s promised “sign” of a savior . . . a baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a 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 Signs of Christmas:
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Signs of Christmas:
Away in a Manger
Follow the Star
This Will be a Sign
Oh, Come All Ye Faithful / Ya’ll Come
Click here to read a script excerpt from this program.
Signs of Christmas includes:
1) 10 children’s Christmas songs that include 2 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including stomps, snaps, claps, oo-wee-oo’s, 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 that includes 11 speaking parts and 8+ 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.
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 #2170a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2170b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2174a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2174b – 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 #2171a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2171b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2171c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2171d – 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 #2172a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2172b – 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 unavailable). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical.
Item #2173 – 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 includes 11 speaking parts and 8+ 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.
Our Christmas program was the best we’ve had in years. Your style of music and how it all went together was truly a “God thing”.
We presented Signs of Christmas and the congregation was giggling and grinning from ear to ear throughout the performance. I heard from many that our presentation was an inspiring and joyful gift. Our kids LOVED the music and sang out like we’ve never heard them sing before! Thanks for sharing your gifts of music and words with those of us who are always looking for creative, fresh, and fun ways to teach our children about God.
Neat way to tell the story
Signs of Christmas was FABULOUS!! The children and the audience enjoyed the music and it was a neat way to tell the story of the birth of our Lord and Savior. It will be etched in my memory for a long time.
Easy to put together
Signs of Christmas was so easy to put together. The children (even the boys!) loved the music and wanted to practice and sing. Thanks for providing us with a great way to tell the Christmas story.
So much personality
Our church thoroughly enjoyed Signs of Christmas. The children learned the songs fast because the music was full of so much personality and variety AND the sign language was as beautiful as I had imagined! We got rave reviews and I wanted to pass them on.
Fun with the music
We loved Signs of Christmas. The children have so much fun with the music. They can’t wait to start on the next musical and don’t want to wait until Christmas to do another play. Thank you for your inspired ministry for children. It allows them to witness to God’s “children” of all ages and use their talents and gifts for God’s purpose.
Everyone loved the program
I just wanted to tell you that we did the Signs of Christmas musical last year at our church. We are a small church and wanted to use all of the children. I broke up the script and songs into Sunday School class groups so each class did the script that went with their song. We had one dress rehearsal, sang it at two nursing homes and then did our big performance for the church. Everyone was amazed at how easily it went together and everyone loved the program!
Tried and true
As a musical director at my school, I often write the Christmas musical dialogues and find music to go with it. This year it is nice to have a break and have one already written that’s tried and true. One of our sister schools used Signs of Christmas last year and said it was a hit with everyone. I’m looking forward to having our students do it this year!