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The Christmas Checklist

35-Minute Musical
Item #2060a – Digital format
Item #2060b – Paper copy

20-Minute Musical
Item #2064a – Digital format
Item #2064b – Paper copy

The Christmas Checklist is a Christmas program for preschool through elementary age children.  This musical includes a script with the Luke 2 text plus speaking parts and contemporary arrangements of 8 Christmas carols.


In The Christmas Checklist, everyone in the Christmas story is making a checklist.
. . . Mary and Joseph use sticky notes to keep track of what to pack for their trip to Bethlehem.
. . . The angels will double-check their list for the things they need for an upcoming concert.
. . . The shepherds will use a clipboard to lead a roll call of their sheep on a hillside.
. . . The wisemen will collect star-gazing equipment that will lead them to the newborn savior.
The audience will know all the Christmas carols in this musical, so why not invite them to sing along!
NOTE:  This script is exactly the same script that is included in the musical “Checkin’ It Twice”.  Customers wanted to use this cute script with traditional Christmas carols.  Cathy re-used the script and replaced the contemporary songs with Christmas carols for “The Christmas Checklist”.

You have your choice of a full-length 35-minute program or a short 20-minute program – similar script but less music.

Check out the songs in the 35-minute version of A Piece of Christmas:

The following songs are included in the 20-minute version of The Christmas Checklist:
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Away in a Manger
Silent Night
The First Noel
Angels We Have Heard on High
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Joy to the World
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Click here to read a script excerpt from this play.

The Christmas Checklist includes:
1)  kid-friendly arrangements of 8 Christmas carols . . . and at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2)  free instructions for including snaps, motions, rhythm instruments 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 the Christmas text from Luke 2 plus 18+ speaking parts and 10+ 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 35-minute program OR a short 20-minute program  – similar script but less music.
Item #2060a – 35-minute program – Digital format
Item #2060b – 35-minute program – Paper copy
Item #2064a – 20-minute program – Digital format
Item #2064b – 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 #2061a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 35-minute program
Item #2061b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 35-minute program
Item #2061c – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 20-minute program
Item #2061d – 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 #2062a – Preview package for 35-minute program
Item #2062b – 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 #2063 – 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 the Christmas text from Luke 2 plus 18+ speaking parts and 10+ 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.

It had everything

It had everything – scripture, humor, parts for everyone and a message.  My children run from 3½ years to 5th grade & they all loved the Christmas play.

Sue P.
Evangelical Free Church

Loved it

We used your program, The Christmas Checklist, and loved it!  The sing-a-long style worked well with our families because they love to sing along with the traditional Christmas songs.  Thanks!

Jackie G.
St. Stephen Parish

A big hit

The Christmas Checklist was a BIG HIT!  It really provided an effective telling of the Christmas story, with some good chuckles from the audience.

Neal E.
St. Olaf Lutheran Church

Easy to do

We did The Christmas Checklist and included people of all ages.  It was great, easy to do, and we loved the fact that the music was all traditional Christmas carols.

Captain Deborah G.
The Salvation Army

Very flexible

The Christmas program was a huge success.  The children really enjoyed it, my piano player had a grand time playing your arrangements and I liked it because it was very flexible and I was able to use many children!

John C.
St. John's Lutheran

What a fun play

The Christmas Checklist was a big hit.  What a fun play! The children did a great job. Everyone loved it!  The children had fun and so did I.

Sheri S. 
Mountain View Assembly of God

Easy to do

We really enjoyed The Christmas Checklist.  The children liked the script and the congregation was enthusiastic in its praise. Thank you for providing “easy to do” Christmas musicals!

Sally M.
Shelton Memorial Christian Church

A lot of laughs

The Christmas Checklist was fantastic!  Everyone loved it and we got a lot of laughs!  Thanks so much for a great Christmas program.

Joy F.
St. Mary Star of the Sea School