Checkin' It Twice

  A musical children's Christian Christmas play for groups of kids that include pre-school through 6th graders.
This program features a script with speaking parts and 6 original kid-friendly Christmas songs and contemporary arrangements of 4 Christmas carols.
Songs include free instructions for motions and sign language.
NOTE:  This is the identical script that is used for "The Christmas Checklist".  Because "The Christmas Checklist" included only traditional Christmas carols,
customers requested that Cathy adapt the script to incorporate her original Christmas songs into this adorable script. 
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Children dressed as angels for the Christmas program.

Your children will need a bunch of checklists to tell the Christmas story and they will all be Checkin' It Twice. Mary and Joseph use sticky notes to keep track of what to pack for their trip to Bethlehem.  Some of your kids will dress up as angels and will double-check their list for the things they need for an upcoming concert.  Some of your children will play the part of the shepherds and will use a clipboard to lead a hillside roll call of their sheep.  And the wisemen will collect star-gazing equipment that will lead them all to the newborn savior.

NOTE:  This script is exactly the same script that is included in the musical "The Christmas Checklist".  "The Christmas Checklist" was originally written using only kid-friendly arrangements of traditional Christmas carols.  It was adapted and re-written because customers requested that Cathy add her original contemporary Christmas songs to this cute script.

Click here to read a script excerpt from the play.

Click here to listen to short samples of the songs in the musical, Checkin' It Twice.

Checkin' It Twice
1) 6 contemporary Christmas songs for children and kid-friendly arrangements of 4 Christmas carols with added snaps, actions, sign language & rhythm instruments 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) a script that includes Christmas text from Luke 2 with 18+ speaking parts and 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.

Kids dressed as Mary & Joseph for the Christmas musical.

Children dressed in costumes & ready to sing in the Christmas program.

Purchase of the 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 a
nd 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). 

A keyboard CD (no vocals) is also available
for $20 plus shipping, for those times when your piano player isn't available or when you need to free up your hands to teach actions or sign language to your children's choir. This CD 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 Christmas text from Luke 2 with 18+ speaking parts and 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 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 program, Checkin' It Twice.

"I just wanted you to know what a fantastic Christmas program we had this year.  We have never heard the children sing so loud and joyfully.  They loved the songs and motions and the church really rang out with the Christmas story.  Thanks for all your help."

Sandee D., Zion Lutheran School

"Everyone loved the Christmas program.  I've never seen the kids so enthusiastic!  I think the best part was that the kids loved the songs and the musical told the wonderful story of Christ's birth in a very entertaining way.  I can't wait to do another one next year!"

Shirley V., St. John the Baptist Catholic School

"I like being in the Christmas program because it's fun and we get to tell people about Christ."

Eric, 3rd grade

"Our children had so much fun presenting 'Checkin' It Twice'.  We have done numerous delightful Christmas programs, but we did yours with considerable less practice and it was still a huge hit.  Thanks so much for your ministry."

Pastor Carolyn A., Grace Lutheran Church


"I have to tell you that my kids are already excited and asking when we can get started on our Christmas music!  I have several older boys that join the choir, just during the Christmas season, to be part of your production. You have blessed our church in many ways with your gifts.  Thank you so much."

Denise C., United Church of the Good Shepherd

"Our Christmas program was a huge success.  The kids absolutely loved preparing for the program.  They loved the mix of musical styles and the actions in the songs.  Through the use of your program, you have provided us with a means to minister to our congregation through our children.  God bless!"

Mona K., Emmaus Lutheran Church

"I just wanted to let you know that we did 'Checkin' It Twice' last evening and it was a GREAT hit!  The kids loved the music and sang out and everyone was touched by the story.  We will definitely look at some of your new programs for next year."

Norma M., Community Church

"I just had to tell you that many people thought 'Checkin' It Twice' was the best program our school has ever presented!  They loved the songs and the way that the traditional Christmas story was told with a new twist.  As the director, I thought that the songs were catchy and easy for the children to learn.  The suggestions for motions and sign language were very much appreciated." 

Jan C., Pocahontas Catholic School

"Our small country church did 'Checkin' It Twice'.  We included about 35 kids - nursery through high school.  The kids loved the songs and it was so much fun.  Great program!"

Terry M., Lakeside Community Church


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