When I was looking for a show to do, I needed something easy, free, and multiple age friendly. This can be hard to find, since I don't want to pay anything. But Google proved to be helpful and I found
The Reason for the Season. You can click on the link and see the script. It really was cute and funny.
I then decided that I only wanted to work with the Middle School Students when it came to the script, but you can't have a program without all of the cute little kids, so we created a little angel choir, and Marge took care of directing that, which is good because I don't do the singing part.
On a side note, I found this video when I was googling the show again. These are not my kids but this is the same show. Their costumes are even similar.
We had an interesting time figuring out how to practice for this show. The little kids practiced right after school for two weeks and then they were ready to go. But all of my middle school kids had practice after school so we had to be creative. Then of course they failed to tell me the night most of them were going to be gone to an away basketball game (I have all home events on my calendar so I worked around those). Then there was the fact that I got married right before Thanksgiving and was gone for a week when we historically practiced that week. So we practiced about 5 or 6 times and they were never all there so come Sunday I was definitely wondering why I even tried to do this, this year. But they pulled it off and it was cute.
Big thanks to:
Marge for leading the music.
Jessica for making all of the costumes.
Lennea for accompanying the music.
Zack and Jakeb for running the technology during the show.
Pastor Keith for keeping me sane and for the opening and closing so I could hide.
The Christmas Tree: Is important at Christmas time because it is an Evergreen. The evergreen represents Everlasting life, which we get from Christ who was born at Christmas.
The Star: Is important because it led the Wise Men to Jesus, and it still reminds people today of the way to Christ.
The Card: The Christmas Card is important to share the Christmas cheer and greet everyone in the name of Christ.
The Candy Cane: The Candy Cane represents the staffs the Shepherds carried, the stripes represent the blood Jesus shed when he was whipped, and it is shaped like the letter J for Jesus.
The Present: The Present represents the greatest gift ever given: Jesus.
The Bell: The bell's job is to ring in the good news.
The Stocking: The stocking is empty because it shows that even the emptiest of hearts can be filled with God's love.
The Candle: The candle's job is to bring light to the Reason for the Season.
Our kid choir was quite cute and definitely made the show!
We had two special pianists and they did a great job!
Then we ended the night with a Christmas Banquet
Thanks church family for a great night!