Try to be ADAPTABLE and pick a script with care.
BE PREPARED, and on the day have helpers everywhere!
COSTUMES need to be simple; just tunics, waistcoats, wings
And dull clothing for the shepherds, with bright ones for the kings.
Ensure that you DELEGATE; don’t be afraid to ask
Share the work with others; do not do every single task!
Most of all ENJOY yourself; create some FAMILY FUN;.
You want a FRIENDLY atmosphere, when all is said and done!
For after all, you can’t forget the reason for the play:.
To share the GOSPEL GOOD NEWS, and what GOD has to state.
So keep a HAPPY HEART and a HEALTHY attitude,.
Do your best to make sure that you INCLUDE.
Anyone who ‘d like to be included in the story,.
Making very sure that you provide JESUS all the glory.
Acknowledge him as KING and LORD in everything you state.
And put Him at the center, for it is His special day!
Now, think about the MUSIC, and what songs that you could select.
Will the children sing them? Are there carols you could use?
Have you a MUSICIAN, and can they play on the day?
Must they go to rehearsals? Is there another way?
Make NO-ONE all important, for you can never know.
If somebody might be ill … and you can not halt the performance!
So ORGANISE ahead of time, and try to be PREPARED.
For all scenarios: make sure the work is shared.
PROPS can be a handy tool to give the play some style.
So do not make all the outfits just about what people put on.
And do not make the error of being desperate for PERFECTION:.
The fun is in the doing, not so much in the correction!
Keep the play quite flexible, so you might QUICKLY alter.
Anything that circumstances make you re-arrange.
Plan REHEARSALS very carefully; how many will you require?
Don’t over-do the workload in your yearning to prosper!
In fact, another way would be to pick a SIMPLE SCRIPT;.
No lines to learn, and one for which you’re currently equipped.
Bear in mind SONGS aren’t crucial, but the atmosphere is excellent.
If audiences get involved: could they take part?
Or maybe you have special TALENTS hidden in your cast:.
Maybe you could find a way to display them, at last!
Picture, as the Kings are led to Bethlehem afar,.
The youngest toddler singing “TWINKLE, Twinkle Little Star” (Ah!).
These little moments serve to make your Christmas play UNIQUE,.
And that’s exactly what makes it unique, not the fact that it is smooth!
But if you have the help of prepared VOLUNTEERS at hand.
It’s much less trouble to accomplish the things that you have planned.
But undoubtedly WILLING is what everybody must be:.
The soloists and actors must be willing: that’s the key!
And if you can, find simple ways to add an XTRA in.
So, at a late rehearsal, someone brand-new could be participated.
Then, remember, that YOU are all important on the day.
So have a back-up plan for if you can’t attend the play!
The letter Z; a challenging one; it represents the end.
So make sure that you’re careful of the message that you send out.
Make sure that you do not leave Jesus sleeping in the hay!
Celebrate Him happily at the finish of the play.
Perhaps read a bible passage or a poem out.
Summing up the message of what Christmas is about.
I wish that I have actually been useful: I’ve just one thing left to say.
I really hope that you have a successful Christmas play!
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