The Christmas Cracker & Who Is Welcome? – Two Christmas Plays by Jenifer Hillman
The Christmas Cracker
Mother writes a letter to Santa, asking him to help her children find the spirit of Christmas.Santa sends his Sprite, who travels in an enormous Christmas cracker, and who gives the children five crackers to pull. Each cracker contains a different scene showing people giving at Christmas, and the play ends in the stable where, surrounded by the traditional Nativity characters.
Cast : 38 ( mostly variable m/f ) + shepherds, angels etc
Suggested Age Range : 5 to 8 – runs about 45 minutes
Music : Various Christmas songs throughout
Set : Home; Santa’s workshop; in the sky; the soup kitchen; Bethlehem (One Christmas-style backdrop would suffice)
Who Is Welcome?
This is the story of a group of aliens who, whilst following the Christmas star, crash-land on Earth. Here they meet a variety of characters, pirates, animals, kings and shepherds all travelling to Bethlehem to see the new-born king. Worried that they are either too dirty, strange or wicked, they are relieved to find that all are welcome in the stable.
Cast : 36 ( mostly variable m/f ) + shepherds, angels etc
Suggested Age Range : 5 to 8 – runs about 45 – 50 minutes
Music : Various Christmas songs throughout; a suggested list is provided
Set : In a spaceship; in the woods; the stable, or can be played with a backdrop of woods throughout