The Big, Big Story

A simple children's Christian Christmas musical for groups that include pre-school through 6th grade children.

This program is easy to put together and features 13 original kid-friendly Christmas songs plus 3 Christmas carols.
Songs include free instructions for incorporating motions and sign language.

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The Big, Big Story
introduces you to a couple of children who play the parts of a reporter and camera person who are following up on a "tip" that a "big" story is about to take place.  These children interview the following characters:
. . . a camera-shy star,
. . . angels who consider themselves "announcers" in the reporting business,
. . . wisemen in search of a "twinkling celestial body exclusively visible...etc.",
. . . shepherds with "baaaad" jokes,
. . . and a child with a red ribbon tied on one finger who is trying to remember something.
In the process of watching the "big story" unfold, your children will discover that the birth of a savior at Christmas isn't just good news for the world... it's good news for them, too!

You have the option of doing this musical live OR you can video-tape the speaking parts - just like the nightly news on TV. With a video, the speaking parts will be pre-recorded.  That means that all that your children have to do the day of the performance is sing the Christmas songs.

Click here to read a script excerpt from the play.

Click here to listen to short samples of the songs in the Christmas musical, The Big, Big Story.

The Big, Big Story includes:
1) 13 Christmas songs for children which include kid-friendly arrangements of 3 traditional Christmas carols and lots of claps / snaps / slaps / shoe-be-do's, sign language & motion options, and at least one song for your preschoolers to sing,
2)  piano score with guitar chords,
3)  a vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song), 
4)  script with 9+ speaking parts and 5+ 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 children's Christmas musical play 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 songs - performance time: 20 minutes).

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 script includes 9+ spoken parts and 5+ non-spoken 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 for Song #1 + $3 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 the 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 songs in the Christmas program, The Big, Big Story.

"I like it because it gets me in a Christmas mood."                                                                                                Peggy, 4th Grade

"Everyone loved it!  Many people commented on the music - it was so much fun for the children to sing and there was such a great variety of style.  The story was engaging and used language that was accessible to even the youngest children.  Thanks for helping our children share a wonderful gift of music with the congregation."                                                     

Reverend Donna D., The United Methodist Church

"I just wanted to tell you how excited and grateful I am about your musical 'The Big Big Story'.  Not only was the music catchy and adorable, but the unique way the Christmas story was told was amazing!  My 24 kids did a great job.  Many have told me that this was the best Christmas program 'in the history of our church'!  It came together so nicely.  Very few props.  Costumes we already had.  Easy!  Thank you and I look forward to next year's program!"
Jeanne S., Missionary Church

"'The Big, Big Story' was absolutely fabulous!  The congregation was blown away.  They really enjoy the singing and so do the kids.  Thanks for your amazing programs.  They make my life a lot easier when it comes time to plan the Christmas program."

Mona K., Emmaus Lutheran Church

"As a pastor's wife and mother of four, I think it is very important that we give our children every opportunity to instill God's word into their lives.  Music and drama is a great way to do that.  There is something about going through the motions and putting a new song in your heart.  Kids remember that.  Thanks for writing musicals!"

Susan M., West Layton Assembly of God Church

"Many in our congregation said that this was the best children's Christmas program that they had seen by far . . . and the kids just loved it!"

Jennifer S., First Evangelical Friends Church

"Many parents considered this the most wonderful program ever.  They remarked that the elderly grandparents they brought to the program had never understood the Gospel so clearly.  Thanks!"

Linda P., Trinity Christian School

"I teach music for special needs children.  We have apporximately 100 children with special needs that make speaking/singing a real challenge.  Many of our children are profoundly deaf while others have various language disorders including dyslexia or autism.  Each Christmas our entire school comes together to tell the Christmas story.  Each child has a speaking part and sings at least one song with his/her class.  Our audience has grown to the point that we now have two performances to accomodate our large crowd.  We have used your wonderful Christmas musicals for the past eight years!  Thank you for providing amazing music!"
Lisa G., Magnolia Speech School

"The songs are prayerful and respectful and musically very satisfying.  The play has its 'cute' moments but the underlying message is a very serious one.  Your Christmas musical met all our expectations with flying colors."

Karen-Jean K., St. Vital School

"We would like to thank you for creating such a fun and exciting Christmas musical.  We enjoyed the creative music and the story it had to share!"

Susan & the kids, United Methodist Church

"The Christmas play was AWESOME!!!!!  The children were wonderful.  They really enjoyed the play and were actually giddy over the fact that they did such a great job."

Julia R., United Methodist Church

"Our Sunday School thoroughly enjoyed presenting 'The Big, Big Story' as our Christmas program.  It was a really positive, wonderful experience for all of us.  We don't have a great sound system at our church but with the reporter interviewing each child and holding the microphone right up to each one, it worked out great for us!  Your practice CD was a true gift because the children sang their hearts out!!!  We loved your music and your story!"
Joy D., Faith Lutheran Church

"I just wanted to tell you that 'The Big, Big Story' was WONDERFUL!  The kids loved it and the parents were blessed."

Kim L., Cornerstone Ministries

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