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  Holly Day's Inn

Adult Christmas by Alberta Hawse

41 pages

4 m, 5 w, 1 boy, 2 girls, extras.


Hollister Day is not sure why on Christmas Eve he is keeping open his hamburger stand, Holly Day's Inn. So many of the customers are unhappy including a young, troubled minister and his wife two girls, whose parents have seriously quarreled and a battling newlywed couple. But God works in mysterious ways with those who come into the inn and they find their answers.

  PS: Merry Christmas

Christmas Comedy by Pat Cook

61 pages

3 m, 6 w, 1 flexible, 2 girls doubling possible


Karen Brookshire loves writing Christmas letters. Not so her family - they'd much rather dive behind the couch. With a boy-crazy daughter, a smarty-pants son and a klutzy husband she has her hands full. So Karen has to write their Christmas letter by herself recalling such events as their daughter's first date, which unfortunately occurred at the same time as two overly-adoring aunts were visiting, and their son's high school graduation where he not only won the embarrassing "Perfect Attendance Award" but also found out that he would still be living at home. ...

  Dividing Tree

Adult Christmas by Mark Ogle

65 pages

2 m, 2 w, 1 teen girl, 1 teen boy, 1 girl.


A unique and relevant holiday drama that tells the story of a newly formed, mixed-religion family and the sometimes humorous, sometimes tense conflicts that arise during the Christmas/Hanukkah season. Sam, a Christian, and Michelle, a Jew, agreed when they married that, even though neither was especially religious, they would continue to celebrate the holidays the way their kids were used to. But it may not be that simple. Sam has a 13-year-old daughter, Marie, who is about to be confirmed. Michelle has a 17-year-old son, VJ, who rejects religion in favor of ...

  Finding Joy

Play With Music by Laura Manning Turner

22 pages

1 m, 3 w, 2-3 girls.


Speaking parts: 1 m, 3 w, 2-3 girls. Nativity non-speaking roles for 3 m, 1 w, 2 teen boys. Also children’s choir, optional handbell choir or other musicians.

"Finding Joy" tells the poignant, but funny story of Lucy, a grandmother struggling to find joy this first Christmas after her husband has passed away. Surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren, Lucy tries her best to decorate. Unwrapping the nativity pieces, an angel appears and takes Lucy into the world of the holy family where joy and difficulty also walked han...

  Christmas Prodigal

Adult Christmas by Dewey W Todd

42 pages

6 m, 6 w, 2 girls, 3 flexible


Here is a touching comedy, a modern-day spin on the story of the Prodigal Son. After years of being over-shadowed by her pretty and over-confident older sister, Peri leaves home, taking the money from her college savings. Like the story from the New Testament, Peri, once quiet and hard-working, lives a life of excess, but finally realizes she wants to return to her family. A homeless man, who has more connection to the family than anyone initially realizes, urges Peri to call home. But will it be the same old story, or will the Stewarts have learned something...

  By a Flickering Light

Adult Christmas by Len Cuthbert

28 pages

3 m, 5 w, 2 girls, 3 flex.


The Biblical story of the prodigal son is the basis for this modern-day play. Steve, a high school senior, hates living at home and wants to quit school to escape. His dad, also fed up, gives him the money he has saved for him for college. Out on the street, Steve finds he has friends - as long as he has money. At his lowest point he meets Gabby who shows him the importance of God and family. At her urging, Steve writes his parents saying if the one flickering light in their Christmas decorations is visible, he'll know he is welcome back home. A very heartwar...

  His Only Son

Adult Christmas by David Dunlap

40 pages

2 m, 4 w.


Richard Franklin is a bitter man who can't stop blaming his son, William, for an accident which killed an older Franklin son one Christmas some 20 years ago. The tragedy has soured their father-son relationship although Richard, an important church member, and William, who is indifferent to religion, have learned to live with it. A crisis this Christmas, however, makes both men face up to the true meaning of what giving - and forgiving - really mean. Additional roles include Betty, the wife, who knows God is the source of all strength; the Franklin daughters;...

  How far is it to Bethlehem?

Adult Christmas by Judith Clough

15 pages

6 m, 3 w, plus choir of angels.


How far is it to Bethlehem? That question is asked from four different perspectives including Joseph and Mary, the wise men, the angels, and the shepherds. This play is simple to produce because each short scene except the last, a traditional nativity scene, can be rehearsed independently. Little or no scenery or lighting is required. Song suggestions are included. Performance time: 45 minutes.

  Angel Inn

Adult Christmas by

32 pages

3 m, 6 w, 1 girl, extra teens.


Unless there's a miracle, Angel Inn will have to close its doors after Christmas. Dorothy and her niece, Ronnie, just can't pay the bills. But luckily, Christmas can happen anywhere, including the homey little inn, where a snowstorm has forced together a delightful and colorful bunch of people. All the guests have their own problems - especially little Becky who won't talk and whose parents may separate. But one special visitor, who totes a golf club instead of wings, spreads some heaven-sent help to make this Christmas the most meaningful for everyone. Optional nativity scene creates a...

  Merry Christmas From Heaven

Adult Christmas by Craig Howard

44 pages

3 m, 4 w, 2 flexible, 3 girls, 2 boys


Delmas, a father of three daughters and several grandchildren, is fighting a losing battle to cancer. This comes only one year after his wife passed away. Delmas also grieves over an estranged brother with whom he wants to reconcile before it is too late. Two of Delmas’s daughters are dealing with their own problems, with the third daughter caught in the middle. The sisters, with emotions on edge, begin to argue over inheritances and cause added pain to an already difficult situation. Four grandchildren struggle with losing someone they love so much, and how ...

  Nativity Activity

Adult Christmas by Matthew Wilson

32 pages

4 m, 4 w, 4 flexible, extras


Mark Nelson, an “Everyman” husband and father, has scheduled his family to participate in a live nativity, just to have them together for one night without distractions to focus on Christ and remind everyone else to focus on Him, too. But it’s tough! His wife Susan is desperate to finish shopping, daughter Jen can’t be disconnected from her friends, and Grandpa wants to voice his strong opinions! When son Kenny, er, make that Kenneth now, arrives straight from college with a whole lot of religious doubt he never had before, the family is shocked. Unfortunatel...

  All I Need for Christmas

Adult Christmas by Annette Tringham

26 pages

1 m, 3 w, 1 flexible, 1 boy, extras


Goldie, Frank, and Myrna, three counselors at an emotional helpline, have devised a way to have Christmas Eve off this year. They have engaged Thomas Wellmore, a charming but self-centered Wall Street type, to man the phones. He willingly embraces the opportunity to “balance his karma” and “do something real at Christmas for those less fortunate.” As the evening wears on and no one calls, he becomes increasingly irritated and his true character is revealed. Then, at the stroke of midnight, a cleaning woman enters with her young son, Christopher. Though the ey...

  Why Christmas?

Adult Christmas by

20 pages

4 m, 4 w, 4 teen g, 1 teen b, 2 b, 2 g, extras.


An old man, puzzled about Christianity and the purpose of Christmas, sets out to learn about it by looking in on four different families, all of whom call themselves Christians. At the end he discovers to look toward Christ as an example, not other Christians.

  Shoemaker's Dream

Adult Christmas by Ellen Gans

16 pages

8 m, 4 w, 4 flex, extras.


The Shoemaker and his wife want so much to have Christ visit their home during the Christmas season. They feel certain they'll know Him when He comes, but their only visitors are a poor woman and her baby, a rich old spinster, a beggar, and a young boy in trouble, all of whom they invite willingly into their home. Later in a dream, the Shoemaker sees those he helped that day worshipping at the manger where the Christ Child lay. He realizes that, through them, Christ had visited. Performance time: 30 minutes.

  One Christmas Eve

Adult Christmas by

24 pages

3 m, 5 w, 3 flexible parts and extras.


The wealthy Collins family returns from dining out Christmas Eve to find their home empty, thanks to three bumbling burglars who not only took all the furniture, but every one of the perfectly wrapped Christmas presents! With nearly all their wordly possessions gone, Mom and Dad, son and daughter, have to confront each other as to the true meaning of Christmas. Slowly, as they recount happier times as a family, they come to realize how much faith they have placed in material things. With the help of a neighbor's gift of a Bible and visiting carolers, the Collins family finds peace and j...