Ten-Minute Christmas Skit: The Christmas Story According to Luke
If your kids like acting, role playing, or imagining, here’s a 10-minute Christmas skit for class that is very easy! The teacher can be the narrator if needed, and it’s mostly pantomime of the other parts!
Use what costumes you have as kids love to dress up, but if you don’t have any, their imaginations can take them where they need to go easily. When you hand a shepherd a staff or pin a garland on a child’s head and say, “My, you make a marvelous shepherd or a perfect angel,” they will.
“The Christmas Story” Christmas Skit
(As the narrator reads from a folder or a large Bible, the shepherds are sitting at stage center with their arms wrapped around their knees as if staring at the stars)
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
(Angel #1 enters and stands with her arms outstretched.)
(The shepherds gasp and hide their heads in their shawls as if terrified by what is happening.)
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
(The angel drops her arms and smiles as if to assure them everything is all right.)
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
(The shepherds peek out from under their blankets and stare in wonder at the angel)
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
(If there are other angels, all enter and stand with their arms spread.)
Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
(The shepherds stand and shield their eyes with their hand as they stare in amazement at the angels.)
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
(All Angels exit.)
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,
(The shepherds stand and huddle together as if whispering.)
“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
(The shepherds walk toward the nativity scene with their heads up, as if following the star.)
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
(Pause while the shepherds study the scene. After a moment, the shepherds turn and walk back the way they came, shaking their heads in wonder)
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.
(The shepherds turn as if facing the “audience” and spread their hands as if spreading the news.)
and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
(Mary places both hands over her heart.)
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
(The shepherds take their places sitting and watching the sky as they did in the beginning.)
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen which were just as they had been told. On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
(All bow and exit.)
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