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Having Fun At Christmas

by Les Titford

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Socks... Pants... Handkerchiefs... It's Dad's "Stocking Filler" Time!

"This show fits all - the perfect solution"

Kim Biggs, Music Teacher, Bicker Prep School, Lincolnshire

Ideal Cast Size Flexible; See "Casting" tab
Duration (minutes)50-60 or 5-8 per "Sketch"

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Why choose this Musical?

Adaptable

Use as a whole work or as single items (class assemblies).

Save Time

Each class rehearses its own sketch.

Free The School Hall Up!

No need to use the school hall until dress rehearsal time.

No Scenery Required

Very easy to stage as no scenery is required.

Flexible Casting

Script contains cast list instructions for both large (30+) and small (13 to 19) cast sizes for every sketch. (see "Casting" tab below for full details)

Festive Fun!

Fun and funny but the spirit of Christmas is not forgotten.

Multi-use Songs

Songs can be used as Christmas "Assembly" material without the accompanying sketch.

Suitable material for children aged 5 to 11

Includes material suitable for the inclusion of Key Stage 1 children if required.

CDs of Backing and Vocal Tracks available

Click the "Scripts and Songs" tab below to listen to these songs.

Easy Play Piano/Vocal Score available

Especially written for ease of playing by Grade 5 pianists.

Duration

50 to 60 minutes for the whole show or 5 to 8 minutes for each sketch.

This is a Christmas-themed musical production for Key Stage 1(optional) and Key Stage 2 children with the emphasis very much on fun and comedy.

It is very, very easy to stage as no scenery is required.

It can be performed as a complete work by a whole school (total running time approximately 50 to 60 minutes) or used as single songs/sketches by individual classes, perhaps for assemblies.

The sketches are short (average duration 5 to 8 minutes). The themes range from complete farce to caring for each other all year round so the spirit of the Christmas season is not forgotten.

Please read the "Synopsis" for a more detailed look at the various sketches.

Please visit "Scripts and Songs" to read the script and listen to the eight songs.

Here is a more detailed look at the various songs and sketches. There are eight songs in all, six of which have accompanying sketches. All of the sketches are simple and inexpensive to stage.

We're Having Fun At Christmas (SONG)

This song opens the show. It's a very up-beat song with a great driving rhythm and an underlying message in the words which will put everyone in a good mood.

The Top Of The Tree (SKETCH and SONG)

This item is for Years 1, 2 or 3 (age 6 to 8 years) pupils with some scope for including Reception children. In the sketch, the Christmas decorations come to life and argue about which one of them should be at the top of the tree. Both the song and sketch carry a simple age-appropriate message whilst being very funny at the same time. There are lots of small parts, both speaking and non-speaking with some slightly larger parts for more able children.

A Kangaroo At Christmas (SKETCH and SONG)

An Australian family visit their English relatives on Christmas Day. There are lots of laughs as Greg, the classic alpha-male Aussie dad brings his character to bear on the scene. The song is a fantasy about a real kangaroo being given as a Christmas present and all the antics he gets up to. This item will suit Years 5 and 6 (age 10 to 11 years).

Christmas In '63 (SKETCH and SONG)

Present day - two grandparents reminisce about their childhood Christmas experiences in the year 1963. This is a real trip down memory lane as we return to the time of the Beatles, twanging guitars and Sindy dolls; again, lots of laughs followed by a slice of Merseybeat in the shape of the title song. The older children of Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6; age 10 to 11 years) will have great fun with this item.

Socks and Pants And Handkerchiefs (SKETCH and SONG)

Three dads bemoan their annual fate of always receiving the same old boring presents. There is true farce when all the family Christmas gifts get mixed up and for a while it seems that the dads might have had a change of luck this year! The song gives the audience a chance to join in with the singing. All children from Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11 years) will be able to manage this item.

Prancer Pays A Visit (SKETCH and SONG)

Prancer, one of Santa's reindeer, crash-lands on a suburban rooftop and asks the family inside for help. The police are called and Santa and the rest of the reindeer turn up to reclaim their lost friend; funny and farcical with a very catchy song to follow & suitable for the whole of Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11 years).

Don't Wait Until Christmas (SKETCH and SONG)

A sweet sketch and song for the younger members of Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4; age 7 to 8 years). The class prepares for the Christmas concert. In addition to the classic Christmas repertoire, they are to perform a new song written by their music teacher. The class teacher brings the message in the song alive for the children in a very special way.

Christmas All Over The World (SONG)

The grand finale. This is a real rocker to end the show and have everyone clapping their hands to.

All sketches have sound effects, incidental music and "play-offs" which can be found on the CDs. Track 1 on the CD ("The Top Of The Show") is to be played while the children are entering, ready to perform.

The Top Of The Tree

Suggested Cast List For 28 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Character NameNumber of Lines
The Bossy Fairy(9)
Mother(9)
The Star(8)
The Wooden Soldier(8)
The Angel(6)
Susie(5)
Father Christmas(4)
The Green Ball(3)
Archie(3)
The Red Ball(2)
The Snowman(2)
The Gingerbread Man(2)
The Robin(2)
The Reindeer(2)
The Christmas Pudding(1)
The Gold Ball(1)
The Sun(0)

Character Groups with lines to say en masse:

The Lights (4 actors)(2)
The Paper Chains (4 actors)(2)

Non-speaking decorations could be Snowflakes, Candles or Fir Cones.

Suggested Cast List For 19 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Character NameNumber of Lines
The Bossy Fairy(9)
Mother(9)
The Star(8)
The Wooden Soldier(8)
The Angel(6)
Susie(5)
Father Christmas(4)
The Green Ball(3)
Archie(3)
The Red Ball(2)
The Snowman(2)
The Robin(2)
The Christmas Pudding - also covers The Gingerbread Man's lines(3)
The Gold Ball(1)
The Sun(0)

Character Groups with lines to say en masse:

The Lights (2 actors)(2)
The Paper Chains (2 actors)(2)

The Reindeer's lines can be deleted.


A Kangaroo At Christmas

Suggested Cast List For 23 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

The English Family

Character NameNumber of Lines
Julie (Mum)(6)
Peter (Dad)(4)

Their children:

Matthew(3)
Martha(5)

The Australian Family

Christine (Mum)(6)
Greg (Dad)(18)

Their children:

Shane(2)
Ian(1)
Ricky(2)
Dennis(2)
Donna(1)

The Australians (6 non speaking actors required)

Others

Footballer 1(1)
Footballer 2(1)
Footballer 3(0)
Footballer 4(0)
Footballer 5(0)
The Kangaroo(0)

Suggested Cast List For 15 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

The English Family

Character NameNumber of Lines
Julie (Mum)(6)
Peter (Dad)(4)

Their children:

Matthew(3)
Martha(5)

The Australian Family

Christine (Mum)(6)
Greg (Dad)(18)

Their children:

Shane(2)
Ian(1)
Ricky(2)
Dennis(2)
Donna(1)

Others

Footballer 1 - also plays an Australian for the cut-away scene*(1)
Footballer 2 - also plays an Australian for the cut-away scene*(1)
Footballer 3 - also plays an Australian for the cut-away scene*(0)
The Kangaroo(0)

*Very quick costume change required so have football kit on under "Aussie" outfit.


Christmas in '63

Suggested Cast List For 26 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Modern Day

The Children:

Character NameNumber of Lines
Abigail(3)
Hannah(2)
Luke(2)

Their Grandparents

Older Tony(9)
Older Angela(8)

1963

(Young) Angela(6)
(Young) Tony(6)
Belinda - Angela's older, teenage sister(8)
Vince - Belinda's boyfriend(8)
Joyce - Angela and Belinda's mum(2)
Arthur - Angela and Belinda's dad(1)
Margaret - Tony's mum(2)
Colin - Tony's dad(2)
Norman - Vince's dad(1)
Elsie - Vince's mum(1)
Gladys - Vince's grandmother(1)
Dancers (6)(0)
John Lennon(0)
Paul McCartney(0)
George Harrison(0)
Ringo Starr(0)

Suggested Cast List For 15 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Modern Day

The Children:

Character NameNumber of Lines
Abigail(3)
Hannah(2)
Luke(2)

Their Grandparents

Older Tony(9)
Older Angela(8)

1963

(Young) Angela(6)
(Young) Tony(6)
Belinda - Angela's older, teenage sister(8)
Vince - Belinda's boyfriend(8)
Joyce - Angela and Belinda's mum - also covers Elsie's line(3)
Arthur - Angela and Belinda's dad(1)
Margaret - Tony's mum(2)
Colin - Tony's dad(2)
Norman - Vince's dad(1)
Gladys - Vince's grandmother(1)

For this reduced cast size no dancers or 'Beatles' are required.


Socks And Pants And Handkerchiefs

Suggested Cast List For 29 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Family 1 (Socks):

Character NameNumber of Lines
John (Dad)(6)
Chris (Son)(5)
Jackie (Mum)(2)
Albert (Jackie's Dad - an old gentleman)(2)

Family 2 (Pants):

Trevor (Dad)(8)
Harry (Son)(4)
Tracey (Mum)(1)
Sybil (Tracey's Mum) - an old lady(1)

Family 3 (Handkerchiefs):

Geoff (Dad)(9)
Jenna (Daughter)(4)
Ginny (Mum)(6)
Doris (Ginny's Mum) - an old lady(2)
Vic (Ginny's Dad) - an old gentleman(3)

Song And Dance:

"Socks" Dad - a good singer(0)
"Pants" Dad - a good singer(0)
"Handkerchiefs" Dad - a good singer(0)

Trumpet Players (all miming on toy trumpets)

"Socks" Trumpet Player(0)
"Pants" Trumpet Player(0)
"Handkerchiefs" Trumpet Player(0)
"Socks" Dancers (3)(0)
"Pants" Dancers (3)(0)
"Handkerchiefs" Dancers (3)(0)
Child who shouts "Please Join In"(0)

Suggested Cast List For 13 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Family 1 (Socks):

Character NameNumber of Lines
John (Dad) - also plays the singing "Socks" Dad(6)
Chris (Son) - also plays the "Socks" trumpet player(5)
Jackie (Mum)(2)
Albert (Jackie's Dad - an old gentleman)(2)

Family 2 (Pants):

Trevor (Dad) - also plays the singing "Pants" Dad(8)
Harry (Son) - also plays the "Pants" trumpet player(4)
Tracey (Mum) - shouts "Please join in"(1)
Sybil (Tracey's Mum) - an old lady(1)

Family 3 (Handkerchiefs):

Geoff (Dad) - also plays the singing "Handkerchiefs" Dad(9)
Jenna (Daughter) - also plays the "Handkerchiefs" trumpet player(4)
Ginny (Mum)(6)
Doris (Ginny's Mum) - an old lady(2)
Vic (Ginny's Dad) - an old gentleman(3)

For this reduced cast size no dancers are required.


Prancer Pays A Visit

Suggested Cast List For 30 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Santa's Reindeer

Character NameNumber of Lines
Prancer(19)
Dasher(0)
Dancer(0)
Vixen(0)
Comet(0)
Donner(0)
Blitzen(0)
Rudolph(0)
Santa Claus(6)

Family 1 (Who live at the house where the sketch is set):

Jim (Dad)(16)
Dawn (Mum)(4)
Jack (Grandad)(3)
Hilda (Grandma)(1)

The Children:

Amy(1)
Katy(1)
Tom(1)
Ben(1)

Family 2 (Friends Of Family 1):

Steve (Dad)(3)
Sue (Mum)(2)

The Children

Sarah(1)
Chloe(1)
Michael(1)
George(1)

Other Characters

The Police Sergeant(11)
Police Constables (4)(0)
Dog(0)
Cat(0)

Suggested Cast List For 18 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

Santa's Reindeer

Character NameNumber of Lines
Prancer(19)
Dasher(0)
Dancer(0)
Vixen(0)
Rudolph(0)
Santa Claus(6)

Family 1 (Who live at the house where the sketch is set):

Jim (Dad)(16)
Dawn (Mum) - also covers Jack's 1st line(5)
Hilda (Grandma) - also covers Jack's 2nd line(2)

The Children:

Amy - also covers Katy's line(2)
Tom - also covers Ben's line and actions(2)

Family 2 (Friends Of Family 1):

Steve (Dad)(3)
Sue (Mum)(2)

The Children

Chloe - also covers Sarah's line(2)
Michael - also covers George's line(2)

Other Characters

The Police Sergeant(11)
Dog(0)
Cat(0)

For this reduced cast size no additional Police Constables are required, and the reindeer are reduced to 5.


Don't Wait Until Christmas

Suggested Cast List For 31 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

The Teachers:

Character NameNumber of Lines
Miss Watson -the class teacher(18)
Mrs Moore - the teaching assistant(11)
Mr Andrews - the music teacher(7)

The Children (The actual names of the children in the class can be used if preferred)

Child One(2)
Child Two(1)
Child Three(1)
Child Four(1)
Child Five(1)
Child Six(1)
Child Seven(1)
Child Eight(1)
Child Nine(3)
Child Ten(1)
Child Eleven(1)
Child Twelve(0)
Child Thirteen(1)
Child Fourteen(1)
Child Fifteen(2)
Caretaker(1)

Placard Holders - no lines to speak
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

Suggested Cast List For 16 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of spoken lines each role has.

The Teachers:

Character NameNumber of Lines
Miss Watson - the class teacher(18)
Mrs Moore - the teaching assistant(11)
Mr Andrews - the music teacher(7)

The Children (The actual names of the children in the class can be used if preferred)

Child One - covers Child Thirteen's line(3)
Child Two - covers Child Fourteen's line(2)
Child Three - covers Child Fifteen's lines(3)
Child Four(1)
Child Five(1)
Child Six(1)
Child Seven(1)
Child Eight(1)
Child Nine(3)
Child Ten(1)
Child Eleven(1)
Child Twelve(0)
Caretaker(1)

Placard Holders - no lines to speak
Each actor playing a child above holds a placard when required. Thus Child One holds the placard for January, Child Two holds the placard for February, and so on.

5 Star Rating

Having Fun At Christmas

"We did the top of the tree and I was the star. This collection of sketches are so funny."
Lexi, year 3, Grove, Coventry

5 Star Rating

Having Fun At Christmas

"This show fits all - the perfect solution"
Kim Biggs, Music Teacher, Bicker Prep School, Lincolnshire

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