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ISBN:  0-9752742-1-X  All I Want for Christmas

One of our most ordered plays!  This full length play is written for all ages.  It is about a poor family who's father became addicted to crack and left his family.  The Christian mother of three young children is left trying to pick up the pieces.  As Christmas approaches, the mother is faced with having to deal with the bitterness of her young daughter who can't grasp why in her mind her father no longer cares about her; and the father is struggling to find his way back.  Your church will be touched as it witnesses what many families experience on a daily basis, not just during Christmas.  

This modern Christmas play embodies today's time while embracing scenes of the birth of our Savior. During the play the family attends church where a drama is presented depicting the birth of Jesus.

This play has touched so many and has been performed by churches, universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, and community based organizations.

Characters:

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Preacher (Jackson familyís pastor)

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Choir (sings throughout play)

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Ebony Jackson (teenager disappointed in her father)

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Doug Jackson (father)

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Christine Jackson (mother)

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Derrick Jackson (oldest Jackson child)

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Chris Jackson (youngest child)

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Narrator

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Gabriel (angel that appears to Mary)

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Host of Angels (at least 4 Ė10)

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Shepherds (2)

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Angel (that appears to the Shepherds)

 

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Product # WC-2038    Cost:  18.00   (via electronic download)

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Copyright material.  All rights reserved. Excerpts from the play.

SCENE I

 Setting:  Jackson family home.  It is a nice home, well decorated, not too elaborate. Christine and Cheryl are sitting on the sofa talking. Cheryl is casually dressed but Christine still has on her work clothes.  She is an Executive Assistant.

  Mother (Christine) is in her mid thirties, attractive, Christian woman doing all she can to hold her family together.  

 Derrick is the oldest child. He is between the ages of 16-17.  He has a very strong personality and he loves the Lord.  He is expecting a miracle concerning his father.

 Randy is between the ages of 10-12 and he loves fixing things.  

 Chris is the youngest and between ages 8-9. 

 Ebony Ė is between ages 14-15.  She is attractive but has an obvious attitude. 

 Cheryl:  Motherís best friend.  Sheís in her late thirties.

 Doug (Father): In his late thirties. Ambitious and frustrated about being unemployed. He is struggling with a cocaine addiction.

Doug is unemployed and has turned to cocaine to help ease his pain of feeling like a failure to his family.    Christine has realized that his mood swings are getting worse and things are disappearing from around the house.

 

Christine (Mother):   (sitting on the sofa.  She still has her work clothes on) Ė Cheryl I really appreciate everything you have done for us. (looks at her watch).  I just canít understand what is keeping Doug. 

Cheryl:  Anything, anytime.  You know that.  Besides I know Doug has really had a difficult time since his company laid him off.

Christine:  He was with them since he graduated from college and heís having such a difficult time finding a job making anything close to what he was making.

Cheryl:  How long has it been since he was laid off? A little over a year?

Christine: Two years. 

Cheryl:  Really?  Time flies.

Christine: Heís been doing some odd jobs to make ends meet.  (Trying to sound as if everything is okay).   You know he used to do a lot of electrical and handy man type work and I think heís looking at going back to school to get his certification or something like that.  He loves working with his hands. He said no more office work for him.

Cheryl:  I didnít know he was an electrician.  He hasnít been able to find anything in that area?

Christine(glances at her watch; her frustration is showing) Odds and ends but he said he has to go back to school if heís going to go into the electrical field because his degree is in business administration. He wants to have his own business.

Excerpts from SCENE II

 Setting: It is two years later. The family is now living in a low-income apartment.  They seldom see their father.  This scene opens in the kitchen.  Children sitting at table eating breakfast (at least two different types of cereal boxes are on the table.)  There should be a small area where a sofa or such can be placed to represent the living room and a partially decorated Christmas tree.  The family is now poor so the furnishings should not be too elaborate. The children are out of school for the Christmas break.

 Christine Ė (Enters the kitchen, her appearance should be noticeably different from the first scene.  Perhaps a new hair style. ) Good morning

 Children: (Derrick, Ebony, Chris & Randy are already in the kitchen)  Good morning, Christine.

Christine:  Itís cold in here (rubbing her hands as if trying to keep warm)  I have told that landlord a hundred times that he needs to get these heaters fixed in this building.

Randy:  (stomping at a roach on the floor) And kill these roaches!

Derrick:  Itís alright Mom, God is gonna get us out of here.

Ebony: (Looks at Derrick and frowns)

Chris: Christmas is almost here!

Ebony: (sarcastically) And?

Chris: And maybe our Christmas gift will be a new home!

Ebony: Boy, there ainít no Santa Claus!

Derrick: But there is a God.

Ebony: Oh, and He is just going to give us a house?  What, is He going to drop one down from heaven?  

Christine: That is enough young lady. (looking at her watch) I have to go to the store to pick up a few things but you and I need to have a talk because your attitude is getting out of hand.

Ebony:  (leans back in her chair and folds her arms)

SCENE III (excerpts only - this is not the full scene)

 Setting:  Church with a choir and congregation. It is early Christmas morning and the stage is also set for a Christmas play.  The characters for the play are dressed appropriately. The stage where the Christmas play will take place is dark until the pastor announces the skit.

  Pastor:  Merry Christmas

Congregation:  Merry Christmas

Pastor: Letís turn to Isaiah 9:6 (reads passage ). ďFor unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Ē  Praise the Lord.  Now, our youth will do a skit. (stage lights for the skit come on)

 DRAMA:  (Characters: Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, Angels, Narrator; Shepherds.  Mary is on the stage by herself)

 Narrator: (narrator is visible on stage)  Over two thousand years ago, in a far away country named Bethlehem, a King was born.  Now the birth of this King was on this wise:  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth to a virgin named Mary.  And the angel came in unto Mary and said:

 (The angel Gabriel appears to Mary- please note that Gabriel is a male)

 Angel: ďHail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among women.

Narrator: And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her and what manner of salutation this should be and the angel said:

Angel:  Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God and behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus. And he shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever.

Mary: How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

Angel: The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. And behold, your cousin Elizabeth she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God, nothing shall be impossible.

 

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