Christmas Play by Play

An action-packed Christian Christmas musical for groups of children that include pre-schoolers through 6th graders.

This Christmas program features 9 kid-friendly Christmas songs that include 5 Christmas carols.
Songs include free instructions for including motions, hand rhythms & sign language.

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Tell your kids to grab their baseball hats and kazoos and meet you at Bethlehem Stadium for Christmas Play by Play!

There are lots of positions available on the Christmas Play by Play baseball team. 
. . . . If your children are good at pitching, they may want to join the angels as they work on their pitch and pitches. 
. . . . If a few of your kids prefer catching the ball, they can join the shepherds who are in the outfield taking care of their sheep. 
. . . . If you have children who like to hit the ball, they might want to hang out with the wisemen in batting practice and then follow the star around the bases.

The baseball team is about to learn that their new coach has arrived - Jesus!  This is the savior they have been waiting for and your children will be there to greet God's gift to the team and the whole world.  Reserve your seat at Bethlehem Stadium and join us as we celebrate Emmanuel . . .  God is with us every single day!

Click here to read a script excerpt from the play, Christmas Play by Play.

Click here to listen to short samples of the songs in the musical, Christmas Play by Play.

And when the kids are done with the Christmas program, invite your audience to stick around for popcorn, peanuts, hot dogs and cotton candy!

Christmas Play by Play
1) 9 original kid-friendly Christmas songs that include 5 traditional Christmas carols . . . and there is always at least one song that your preschoolers can sing,
2) free instructions for including kazoos, hand jives, claps, motions, sign language & rhythm instruments in the songs,
3) a piano score with guitar chords,
4) a vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song),
5) a script that includes 15 speaking parts and 2 narrators & 10 non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging. 

Purchase of this musical Christmas program grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.
Purchase this musical in digital format and everything will be e-mailed.  You print everything and create your own MP3 playlist.
Purchase a paper copy of this musical with a CD and Cathy will send the musical and listening CD via priority mail.

Cathy will e-mail your script (MSWord format) so you can add your actor's names and edit the script as needed.  All you have to do is ask!

You have your choice of a full-length 40-minute program ($50 plus shipping, performance time: 40 minutes) or a short 20-minute program ($40 plus shipping, similar script but fewer/shorter songs - performance time: 20 minutes).  

Christmas Play boy shepherds

Christmas Play children

A keyboard-only accompaniment CD
(no vocals) is also available for $20 plus shipping,
Prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks? 
MP3s are available for $3 per song and can be e-mailed.  No shipping charge!
Accompaniment tracks (MP3s or CDs) come in handy when your piano player isn't available or when you need to free up your hands to teach motions or sign language to your preschool children.  These accompaniment tracks may also be used for your performance - it's like hiring a piano player who plays the music the same way every time!

To preview this children's Christmas musical program,
the full script and the vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song) are available for $10 plus shipping.   The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical. 

If you would like to use the 10-12 minute script
as your play and insert your own children's Christmas songs, the purchase price of the performance rights for the script is $20.  This Christmas script includes 15 speaking parts and 2 narrators & 10 non-speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging.  The script can be sent via e-mail to save shipping charges.

If you already have a script and you prefer to purchase individual songs
from Cathy's children's Christmas musicals, you have the following options:
      1.   Purchase sheet music.  Sheet music ($4 per song) includes piano score, guitar chords and motions.  Sheet music can be e-mailed (PDF format) OR printed and mailed.
      2.   Purchase an MP3 to go along with your sheet music.  MP3s ($3 per song) include two tracks for each song:  a vocal track of Cathy singing the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals.  MP3's are e-mailed.
      3.   Purchase a Custom CD to go along with your sheet music.  There is a $10 labor charge for each custom CD plus the cost of each song that you purchase.  Custom CDs include both a vocal track of Cathy singing the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals.  (Example:  Custom CD with 2 songs = $10 labor charge + $3.00 for Song #1 + $3.00 for Song #2.  CUSTOM CD with 2 SONGS TOTAL =  $16.)  Custom CDs are shipped via priority mail.

Have questions? 
Go to Christmas Preschool & Children's Program Frequently Asked Questions for answers to children's choir director's questions about Cathy's Christmas programs.

Click here for Can-Do Christmas Program tips for anyone helping with the Christmas program.

All orders must be prepaid. 
There are 3 ways to order:
1)  Mail Cathy's printable
order form with a check to: Cathy's Music LLC, 1923 Noble Road, Arden Hills, MN  55112.  $20 fee for returned checks.
2)  Use your PayPal account.  E-mail your order & mailing address to Cathy ( and she will send you a PayPal invoice.  As soon as your PayPal invoice is paid, she will put your order in priority mail.
3)  Pay with a credit card over the phone.  E-mail Cathy your phone number ( and she will call to take your order and credit card information over the phone.

All orders are shipped via priority mail. Overnight shipping rates are available for U.S. orders upon request. 
All international orders must be placed via e-mail and paid through PayPal.  NOTE:  There will be a $5 currency conversion charge on all international orders.

Please note that all sales are final - no refunds or exchanges.

Click here to order or listen to short samples of the kid-friendly songs in the program, Christmas Play by Play.

"I'm excited that we are doing one of your musicals again - we've done 5 of yours!  And I'm not the only one who is excited.  Of course, the kids will be the most excited . . . . although it's almost always a toss up on who's more excited, the kids or me!  Thanks for your ministry in the church!"

Ralph M., St. Luke's Lutheran Church

"Thank you so much for your creativity and wonderfully fun music.  'Christmas Play by Play' was amazing!"
The Children at St. Tims

"This is our 6th Christmas play from you.  The kids and I have loved them all!  I like your subtle humor in the dialogue and everyone likes the music.  Thanks!"
Jane K., St. Joseph Community School

"Love the theme for your new Christmas play!  We have a lot of boys in our 5th & 6th grade class so a baseball theme will be 'an easy sell'.  And we plan to invite the congregation to join us for hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn after the show."
Nancy K., Bethany-Elim Lutheran Church

"We really enjoyed 'Christmas Play by Play'.  The script was cute.  The kids picked up on the music quickly because the songs were so accessible.  The skits left lots of flexibility to re-write as needed.  And the package was affordable!  Thank you so much!"
Liz M., Evangel Baptist Church

"Once again, we are looking forward to performing another one of your plays this year.  This is our 10th play, and each year our congregation says it's the best one yet!  Thank you!"
Linda B., Prince of Peace United Church of Christ

"It's time once again for me to order my Christmas program and I am super excited by your new one, 'Christmas Play by Play'.  May God continue to bless the work that you do!"
Jennifer G., Christ Presbyterian Church

"What a treat the children's programs were at St. Tim's and the preschool!  Your talents help us celebrate Christ and create memories.  Thank you!"
Emily H.

"'Christmas Play by Play' was an absolute delight!  The message the kids were able to share with the congregation was full of joy, humor and meaning.  There were multiple ways the children could lead and participate and the congregation got to sing along with them, too.  'Christmas Play by Play' was creative, fun and a great way to welcome Christmas!"
Pastor Ruth, St. Timothy Lutheran Church
"I just can't say enough about how wonderful your children's Christmas program was.  You are truly gifted and so creative.  The program wasn't just the Christmas story, it was a reminder that the good news of Christmas is a part of our lives throughout the year." 
Susie D.
"Just thought you would like to know that we have started learning the songs in 'Christmas Play by Play' and the kids LOVE them!!!"
Jan C., Pocahontas Catholic School

"Thank you for all the help you give to those of us out here putting on SMALL CHURCH Christmas programs."
Linda H., Trinity Lutheran Church


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