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The Big, Big Story

40-Minute Musical
Item #2010a – Digital format
Item #2010b – Paper copy

20-Minute Musical
Item #2014a – Digital format
Item #2014b – Paper copy

The Big, Big Story is a Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children.  This musical includes a script with speaking parts and 13 original Christmas songs plus 3 Christmas carols.


The Big, Big Story introduces you to a reporter and camera person who are following up on a “tip” that a “big” story is about to take place.  They interview the following characters:
. . . a camera-shy star,
. . . angels who consider themselves “announcers” in the reporting business,
. . . wisemen in search of a “twinkling celestial body exclusively visible…etc.”,
. . . shepherds with “baaaad” jokes,
. . . and a child with a red ribbon tied on one finger who is trying to remember something.
As the big story unfolds, your children will discover that the birth of a savior isn’t just good news for the world . . . it’s good news for them, too!

You have the option of doing this musical live OR you can video the speaking parts – just like the nightly news on TV.  On the day of the performance, all the kids have to do is sing.

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 following songs that are included in the 40-minute version of The Big, Big Story:

Yippy-i-ay – 2312

Shepherd's song for children to sing, country-western style with leg pats & snaps & optional harmonica or fiddle (this song is ...

Remember – 2279

Song for kids about the promise that God's presence is with us, mellow style with sign language (this song is included in the Advent ...

Big Story – 2219

Up tempo Christmas song for kids, newspapers are used as props, motions (this is the theme song from the Christmas program for kids, The ...

The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of The Big, Big Story:
Big Story
Welcome to the Manger

Away in a Manger
Angels We Have Heard on High,
Joy to the World
Sing for Joy

Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.

The Big, Big Story includes:
1)  13 children’s Christmas songs which include 3 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2)  free instructions for including snaps, claps, slaps, shoe-be-do’s, motions and sign language,
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),
5)  a script with 9+ speaking parts and 5+ 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 #2010a – 40-minute program – Digital format Price
Item #2010b – 40-minute program – Paper copy Price
Item #2014a – 20-minute program – Digital format Price
Item #2014b – 20-minute program – 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 #2011a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #2011b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Item #2011c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2011d – 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 #2013 – 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 9+ speaking parts and 5+ 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.

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

Everyone loved it

Everyone loved it!  Many people commented on the music – it was so much fun for the children to sing and there was such a great variety of style.  The story was engaging and used language that was accessible to even the youngest children.  Thanks for helping our children share a wonderful gift of music with the congregation.

Reverend Donna D.
The United Methodist Church

Absolutely fabulous

The Big, Big Story was absolutely fabulous!  The congregation was blown away.  They really enjoy the singing and so do the kids.  Thanks for your amazing programs.  They make my life a lot easier when it comes time to plan the Christmas program.

Mona K.
Emmaus Lutheran Church

Catchy and adorable

I just wanted to tell you how excited and grateful I am about your musical The Big Big Story.  Not only was the music catchy and adorable, but the unique way the Christmas story was told was amazing!  My 24 kids did a great job.  Many have told me that this was the best Christmas program “in the history of our church”!  It came together so nicely.  Very few props.  Costumes we already had.  Easy!  Thank you and I look forward to next year’s program!

Jeanne S.
Missionary Church

Most wonderful program

Many parents considered this the most wonderful program ever.  They remarked that the elderly grandparents they brought to the program had never understood the Gospel so clearly.

Linda P.
Trinity Christian School

A new song in your heart

As a pastor’s wife and mother of four, I think it is very important that we give our children every opportunity to instill God’s word into their lives.  Music and drama is a great way to do that.  There is something about going through the motions and putting a new song in your heart.  Kids remember that.  Thanks for writing musicals!

Susan M.
West Layton Assembly of God Church

Amazing music

I teach music for special needs children.  We have approximately 100 children with special needs that make speaking/singing a real challenge.  Each Christmas our entire school comes together to tell the Christmas story.  Each child has a speaking part and sings at least one song with his/her class.  Our audience has grown to the point that we now have two performances to accommodate our large crowd.  We have used your wonderful Christmas musicals for the past eight years!  Thank you for providing amazing music!

Lisa G.
Magnolia Speech School

Met all our expectations

The songs are prayerful and respectful and musically very satisfying.  The play has its “cute” moments but the underlying message is a very serious one.  Your Christmas musical met all our expectations with flying colors.

Karen-Jean K.
St. Vital School

Fun and exciting

We would like to thank you for creating such a fun and exciting Christmas musical.  We enjoyed the creative music and the story it had to share!

Susan & the kids
United Methodist Church