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Two Christmas Plays  

by JENIFER HILLMAN

The Christmas Cracker
 Cast:  38 ( mostly variable m/f ) + shepherds, angels etc.
 Suggested Age Range:  5 to 8.
 Approx. Running Time:  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).

 Synopsis:

A present day story. Mother writes a letter to Santa, asking him to help her children find the spirit of Christmas. He sends his Sprite, who travels in an enormous Christmas cracker, and who gives the children five crackers to pull. Each contains a different scene showing people giving at Christmas. The play ends in the stable where, surrounded by the traditional Nativity characters, the children learn to give their own special gift.

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Who Is Welcome?
 Cast:  36 ( mostly variable m/f ) + shepherds, angels etc.
 Suggested Age Range:  5 to 8.
 Approx. Running Time:  45 - 50 minutes.
 Music:  Various Christmas songs throughout; a suggested list is provided.
 Set:

In a spaceship; in the woods; the stable.
Can be played with a backdrop of woods throughout.

 Synopsis:  Who is welcome at the stable? A story of a group of aliens who, whilst following the Christmas star, crash and 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.
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code C
 Performance Rights:
 The Christmas Cracker
Code Z
 Performance Rights:
 Who Is Welcome?
Code Z
 Licence to Copy:
 The Christmas Cracker
Code Z  
 Licence to Copy:
 Who Is Welcome?
Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 902472 09 6

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