Organizing Your Christmas Nativity Play

For me, an effective nativity play is one that unites everybody in a relaxed, friendly, family atmosphere of celebration (also including the organiser!), with the focus on the real meaning of Christmas. So, the crucial thing for me is to keep the organization and running of the play as simple and relaxed as possible so that the unavoidable stresses of the celebration do not win through.
So, right below is some useful information, with pointers and ideas …