Catch the Christmas Spirit

 An easy children's Christian Christmas musical for kids in preschool through 6th grade.
This Christmas program features 9 kid-friendly Christmas songs and a script with 2 speaking parts. 
Songs include free instructions for motions, hand rhythms & sign language.

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Catch the Christmas Spirit
finds your children taking time out in the middle of the "busy-ness" of Christmas to read the Christmas story.  As they read, the story comes to life around them.  Your kids will "clap" for joy, sing the "blues" with the shepherds, and "make room", once again, for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. 

Click here to read a script excerpt from the play.

Click here to listen to short samples of the songs in the musical, Catch the Christmas Spirit.

Kids in Christmas program carrying Christmas gifts. Purchase of this 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!
Children holding props in the Christmas musical.

Catch the Christmas Spirit
1) 8 Christmas songs for children and a kid-friendly arrangement of 1 Christmas carol (includes one song that is perfect for your preschoolers to sing),
2) free motions, claps, slaps, fa-la-la's and sign language for the songs, 
3) piano score with guitar chords,
4) a vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each song),
5) script with 2 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking character parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more children or combine the parts for fewer children), prop list and staging.

You have your choice
of a full-length 35-minute program ($50 plus shipping, performance time: 35 minutes) or a short 20-minute program ($40 plus shipping, similar script but fewer/shorter 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 musical Christmas program,
the full script and the vocal CD (a recording of Cathy singing the full version of each Christams 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. 

A shepherd in Catch the Christmas Spirit music program.

If you would like to use the 9-11 minute Christmas 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 easy script includes 2 speaking parts and 15+ non-speaking character 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 f
rom 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 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 Christmas songs in the program, Catch the Christmas Spirit.

"I like that it's for Jesus and it's fun."
                                                                                                                     Josie, 4th Grade

“The children really enjoy singing this Christmas music.  The songs are upbeat and fun and, at the same time, deeply spiritual.  The children’s faith comes alive.  You can see it on their faces during the practices and performances.  But the best part is that they will carry this music and its powerful message with them for the rest of their lives.”
Jane T., music teacher, St. Jerome’s Catholic School

"We used 'Catch the Christmas Spirit' last year and ABSOLUTELY loved it!!!  Many said it was the best program our church has ever put on.  Thank you for the great script and wonderful, fun, catchy music.  I liked the traditionalism of the script -- beautifully written -- wonderful job!  Looking forward to using another one of your musicals this year."
Kristina, First United Methodist Church

"'Catch the Christmas Spirit' was a joy to work on with our Sunday School kids.  Thank you for creating an awesome show that was special and entertaining and meaningful."

Jill Q., St. John Lutheran Church
"We performed 7 of your songs as we told the Christmas story from Luke with our live nativity.  Our Sicilian donkey brayed right on cue during each performance!  Thank you for providing us with such great songs for the kids to work with.  We even made the front page of our small town newspaper!"
Cindy K-C, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

"Your musical was a HUGE success.  I think everyone 'caught the Christmas spirit' and we had a blast performing it.  There wasn't a dry eye when the children sang their special gift of 'This is Our Prayer for You'.  It was truly special and I thank you."

Wendy B., Leesburg Presbyterian Church

"We got rave reviews on 'Catch the Christmas Spirit'!  Everyone loved the catchy songs and seeing the kids have so much fun while sharing the Christmas story.  As a first-time director, your program made it a simple and assured success!  Thank you so much for your creativity."

Renee P., Edison Lutheran Church

"Thank you for supplying us with the perfect Christmas musical.  Not only have my youth enjoyed learning the music, but more importantly . . . . they have come to learn the true meaning of Christmas."

Desiree S., First United Methodist Church

"I just wanted you to know your Christmas musical was a hit.  I had 13 children performing and they were great!"

Angela C., Central Park Baptist

"I have been involved in working with children and Christmas programs for many years and 'Catch the Christmas Spirit' was the best.  It was moving to watch the children's faces as we did the sign language.  Many parents have contacted me and said that they had tears in their eyes as they watched and listened to the children.  And the best part, the children learned about the true meaning of Christmas."

Cathy S., St. Lawrence School

"Thanks for including traditional Christmas carols with your new original music.  The children enjoyed the movements, especially the sign language.  The important message wasn't lost in extravagant costuming or elaborate sets.  Because of the small number of children participating, this was crucial for our church."

Bridget A., The Log Church

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