Cathy's Music LLC
director's job easy!
A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas
helps preschoolers to celebrate the gifts that God sends our way at Christmas . . . and there
BUNCH of them!
First your preschoolers will listen to the clue. After
they hear the clue, it is their job to find the 5 gift boxes that are
hidden in the audience:
We need your help to find the first gift. Here is your first
The gift is wrapped in paper and the paper is bright blue.
Now look around and see if you can find a box that's blue.
And if you find it, hold it up and yell, "Yahoo! Yahoo!"
(Audience member holds up box & yells, "Yahoo!
That's it! The blue box has been found. Let Mary look
(Audience member gives box to Mary; Mary takes Baby
Jesus out of box.)
So Mary took the gift and when she opened it she sighed.
This baby was God's gift to Mary and to all the world.
The gift was baby Jesus. Mary held him close and twirled.
After each gift is opened, it's box will be placed in the big
"bunch of gifts"
pile next to the manger. As the boxes pile up, your preschool children will
celebrate, with excitement, that God's gift of a savior brings
a bunch of gifts to
all of us: hope, comfort, peace, truth, light and love. Your
will "jingle their bells for joy" as they worship this newborn savior
and celebrate all of God's gifts to the world.
here to read another script excerpt from the play.
Click here to
listen to short samples of the songs in the program,
A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas.
A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas includes:
1) 22 original
narrator reads the rhymes and 13-25
preschoolers dress up and act out the rhymes),
prop list and staging,
2) 6 Christmas songs for preschoolers that are packed with lots of motions, sign language,
jingle bells, tongue clicks & claps,
3) piano score
with guitar chords,
4) a vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing
the full version of each song).
Program performance time: 20 minutes.
|Purchase of this preschool
play ($40 plus
shipping) 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
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!
accompaniment CD (no vocals) is also available for $20 plus
Prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks?
MP3s are available for $3 per song and can be e-mailed. No
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
To preview this preschool Christmas musical play, the full script and
the vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version
of each song) are available for $10 plus
The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or
any of the songs in the musical.
you would like to use the 10-12 minute
as your play and insert your own
preschool Christmas songs, the purchase price of the performance rights
for the script is $20. This script includes 22 original rhymes (a
narrator reads the rhymes and 13-25
preschoolers dress up and act out the rhymes), 5 gift boxes,
prop list and staging. The script can be sent via e-mail to save
If you already have a script and you
prefer to purchase
individual songs from Cathy's
Christmas musicals, you have the following options:
sheet music. Sheet music ($4 per
includes piano score, guitar chords and motions. Sheet
music can be e-mailed (PDF format) OR printed and
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.
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
Have questions? Go to
Christmas Preschool & Children's Program Frequently Asked Questions
for answers to children's choir director's questions about Cathy's
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
1) Mail Cathy's
printable order form
with a check to: Cathy's Music LLC, 1923 Noble Road, Arden Hills, MN
$20 fee for returned checks.
2) Use your PayPal account. E-mail
& mailing address to Cathy (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
note that all sales are final - no refunds or exchanges.
Click here to order or
listen to short samples of the preschool songs in the musical,
A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas.
"'A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' is delightful. We translate
your musicals into Spanish so that our Bi-Lingual parents truly GET your
story line. Thanks for the wonderful plays your write . . . we
LOVE them and I LOVE to teach them to our students!"
Betty Ann S., Hope Rural School
"Our Sunday School performed 'A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' and it
was a huge hit! These are just some of the many wonderful
comments that I received from church members: 'This was the best
Sunday School concert ever!', 'This Sunday School program was what our
church really needed!' and 'I loved the audience interaction in the
program.' Everyone left church in such a wonderful, uplifted mood.
Christina N., Sherwood Park Lutheran Church
"'We used 'A Bunch of
Gifts for Christmas' in 2011. The children love performing your
musicals for our church congregation. The scripts are written
appropriately for all ages and they add elements of humor, which have
been very well received. Thank you for offering so many wonderful
Linda B., Prince of Peace United Church of Christ
"My preschool choir did
'A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' last year and it was a hit! My
pastor's wife said her face hurt from smiling so much during the
program. Thanks for sharing your talent with others for such a
Betsy E., Four Points Baptist Church
"In the past 5
years of being the Children's Choir Director, I have not gotten as many
positive comments as I got today! The congregation LOVED 'A Bunch
of Gifts for Christmas'. With only five musical practices and two
dress rehearsals, we were able to present a meaningful and entertaining
Christmas program. Thank you for doing such adaptable musical work!"
"We are a small rural
church and we have used your Christmas programs for 3 years. The
children love them, the congregation enjoys them, and we all rejoice in
celebrating our savior's birth each time we use one of your programs."
Beth D., Enterprise United Methodist Church
"I used 'A Bunch of
Gifts for Christmas' as our Sunday School Christmas program last
December and received many comments that it was 'the best ever'!
I'm getting excited about rehearsing our next 'best ever' production, so
here is my next order!"
Nicole V., St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
"Our Sunday School
class performed 'A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' this morning and it was
a huge hit! We received tons of compliments from the audience.
It was amazing how fast the kids learned the songs and motions.
Keep up the great work!"
Linda S., Congregational Church
"My parents loved 'A
Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' this year and gave me lots of compliments
on the audience participation you wrote into the script. It was a
really fun program! THANKS!"
Margaret A., First Presbyterian Church
"We have been doing your
programs for the past 5 years and really enjoy using them because they
share the true meaning of Christmas. The children's parents
always look forward to the performance!"
Janet S., Giggles & Wiggles
"Because your programs
are so age-appropriate for our little guys, we have been using your
programs for years. The children always love your music so we are
excited about this new musical!"
Cathey B., Bethel Early Learning Center
"This is my 4th
Christmas musical that I've purchased from you and I can't tell you
enough how much our children and the congregation love your Christmas
programs! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!"
Bonnie G., Community Church of God
"We are looking forward
to working with another one of your musicals. They always bring
rave reviews from both the parents and the church staff!"
Chris F., Presbyterian Early Learning Center
"I wanted to let you
know that 'A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas' is just adorable. We
are having a great time with it and I know our parents, families and
friends are going to love it. Glad I found you - I am sure we will
be back for more!"
Jacki W., Wee Warriers Christian Academy