Simply Christmas is a simple Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children. This musical includes a script with speaking & reader parts plus 9 Christmas carols and a theme song.
Here’s a chance to hear about the birth of Jesus from the people who were there when it happened. Simply Christmas starts with the promise and the letter “P”.
The prophet Isaiah proclaimed the proof of God’s love.
Picture the party that goes with this promise.
Presents! A parade! Pizza! Prayer & praise!
The shepherds tell their part of the Christmas story with a spoken chant.
Sh, Sh, Sh, we are the shepherds.
Every night is just the same.
Then one night an angel came.
Sh, Sh, Sh, we are shepherds.
There were lights and there was sound.
We got scared and hit the ground.
Sh, Sh, Sh, we are the shepherds.
The angels use charades to tell their part of the story because they have lost their voices from singing songs of praise to God. Your audience will hear this simple and familiar Christmas story like they’ve never heard it before. And they can sing along on the familiar Christmas carols!
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 Simply Christmas:
Christmas lullaby about Jesus' birth for children, includes xylophone & triangle
(this song is included in the following children's Christmas musicals:
Simply Christmas - includes verses 1-3
20-minute version of Signs of Christmas - verse 1, no xylophone & triangle
The Big, Big Story - verse 1, no xylophone & triangle)
The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of Simply Christmas:|
This is Christmas
Away in a Manger
SH – They are the Shepherds
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Joy to the World
Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.
Simply Christmas includes:
1) kid-friendly arrangements of 9 Christmas carols plus a theme song . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including claps, motions, bandanas, streamer sticks, percussion, jingle bells 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 includes Isaiah 9 & Luke 2 & Matthew 1 text plus 18+ speaking parts and 11+ 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 #2130a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #2130b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2134a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2134b – 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 #2131a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2131b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2131c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2131d – 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 #2132a – Preview package for 40-minute program
Item #2132b – 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 #2133 – Script only
If you would like to use the 12-15 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 Isaiah 9 & Luke 2 & Matthew 1 text plus 18+ speaking parts and 11+ 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.
All-time favorite program
I just wanted to let you know that I loved Simply Christmas! We used it for our Christmas program and I think it was my all-time favorite program. Thank you so much!
We have ordered from you in the past and this year we ordered Simply Christmas. We love your programs because you make them very user-friendly!
A message all will remember
The Christmas program was wonderful! What a treat! Simply Christmas was well done and had a message all will remember. The children will remember the message because it was in their language and it was so meaningful. Thank you and God bless!
I have previously ordered programs from you and now I am serving a rural two-point parish. I am looking forward to bringing Jesus’ birth story to the congregation through one of your amazing programs. Thank you!
So easy and a lot of fun
We would like to go ahead and order Simply Christmas and are looking forward to another great year of your musical arrangements and working with your script. It’s always so easy and a lot of fun all around!!!
A play and a concert
Received the play, Simply Christmas, and it looks great! The families I am working with are okay with a Christmas play, but were thinking they would put on a concert, too. This will definitely accomplish both!
Loved the songs and the motions
We have done many of your Christmas programs here at the church and they have been so fun. This year we did Simply Christmas and it turned out great. The kids loved the songs and the motions.