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The person whom the church youth group thought was the custodian was very helpful with the Christmas play rehearsal. In fact, he revealed the true meaning of Christmas to them all. After the stranger leaves, the real custodian arrives - much to the surprise of the cast, leaving them to wonder, "Who really was that stranger?" This simple play is easily adaptable for any size group. No special props are required other than a lectern and a Bible.
Number of Pages: 20
Vendor: CSS Publishing
Publication Date: 1992
|Dimensions: 8.28 X 5.37 X 0.17 (inches)|
What's the Matter with Christmas?: A Christmas Play in Three ActsPhyllis FuterCSS Publishing / 1992 / Trade Paperback$7.95
The church youth group and adult leaders prepare to practice for a Christmas program.
They anticipate a visit by the church's new custodian, who will clean and lock up the building.
A visitor arrives, who all believe to be the custodian. The visitor begins to help with the rehearsal. With his help, the real meaning of Christmas is clearly revealed to all.
The stranger leaves. To the surprise of the cast (but not the audience) the "real" custodian finally arrives. The cast ponders: "Who was that visitor?"
This simple play is easily adaptable for any size group. No special props are rquired other than a lectern and a Bible.
Charles Byrd, Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a United Methodist minister who has served as pastor, teacher, counselor, and staff member of the The United Methodist Publishing House. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Duke Divinity School.