During worship on Sunday December 11, 2016 the kids of FCC Scottsdale presented a Christmas Skit as part of our Christmas Cantata Musical Celebration.
The skit was written, at the invitation of our Music Director Sandi DeFeo, by my 10-year-old son (and aspiring filmmaker!) Henry Frederick-Gray.
You can listen to the full audio of the Christmas Skit on the church's website, and by popular demand you can find the full script posted below!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Christmas Cantata Musical Celebration such a wonderful success!
What Can I Give Him?
A Christmas Skit
First Christian Church Scottsdale
A Christmas Skit
First Christian Church Scottsdale
by Henry Frederick-Gray
(The play opens with Henry, standing at one of the center Praise Team microphones, sorta talking to himself.)
Henry: Alright, getting ready for the Children’s portion of the Christmas Play. Gonna tell everybody about the gifts we bring…
(Jordan, Darren, and Jennica walk up to the Praise Team Microphone nearest the Lectern. They are distracted by the phone that Jordan is holding in front of himself.)
Henry: Oh, are you guys here to play the part of the Wisemen in the Christmas Play?
Jordan: What? No, we were just playing Pokemon Go.
Darren: We think there might be a Jigglypuff in here!
Jennica: Did you say something about a Christmas Play?
Henry: Yes. We’re doing a Christmas Play here at the church and I still need the Wisemen to show up. They are the ones who will give gifts to Baby Jesus and help us understand what kinds of gifts we can bring him.
Jordan: Cool. Do you think baby Jesus plays Pokemon Go?
Henry: I doubt it.
(Hannah, Scarlett and Morgan walk up to the Praise Team Microphone nearest the pews. They are each carrying an object.)
Henry: Are you all the Wisemen?
Scarlett: You mean Wise Women.
Henry: Okay, sure. Did you bring gifts for the Baby Jesus.
Hannah: We sure did. Check it out. (Hannah holds up the iPad box) I brought him an iPad!
Darren: Wait a second, is that really appropriate for a little baby?
Hannah: What do you mean?
Darren: Well, it is a gift for Baby Jesus, right? But didn’t the APA just change the guidelines on screen time for kids? I don’t think babies are supposed to have iPads. Even if they are the Baby Jesus.
Hannah: Oh, you are probably right…
Scarlett: Well look what I brought him! (Holds up the Lego Death Star Box) It is the biggest Lego set that money can buy!
Scarlett: Yeah, and it comes with Luke Skywalker…
Henry (Trying to interrupt Scarlett): Scarlett, I don’t think….
Scarlett (Doesn’t notice Henry’s interruption, keeps talking): …and Han Solo…
Henry (Getting Louder): Scarlet, I don’t think that…
Scarlett (Keeps talking): …and Princess Leia…
Henry (Even Louder): SCARLETT, I don’t think that…
Scarlett (Keeps talking): …OH, and Darth Vader
Kids (Loudly, together): SCARLETT!
Scarlett (Finally looks up from the Lego Box): Yes?
Henry: I don’t think that is the most appropriate gift for the Baby Jesus. I mean, isn’t it really just a big box full of choking hazards?
Scarlett: Oh, you’re probably right…
Morgan: Hey, check out what I brought him! (Holds up a T-shirt and a marker).
Jennica: What is that?
Morgan: It is a white t-shirt and a black marker.
Jennica: Why did you bring a white t-shirt and a black marker for the Baby Jesus?
Morgan: I was hoping he would autograph it for me!
Jennica: Um, I don’t think baby’s know how to sign autographs.
Darren: And besides, wouldn’t that really be more of a gift for you instead of a gift for the Baby Jesus.
Morgan: Oh, you’re probably right…
Jordan: So what are we supposed to do now?
Henry: I don’t know. I really wish those three Wisemen would show up. We could really use some help with this…
(From off stage we hear: Knock, Knock, Knock)
Sandi: Henry, did you use your Dad’s church credit card to order pizza again?
(The kids look around, excited)
Henry: No. Not this time.
(The kids hang their heads down, sad)
Sandi: Okay, well go see who is at the door.
(Brian, Eric, and Brayden enter from the sacristy door by the Baptismal Pool. They are wearing crowns, carrying their gifts, and walk to the Pulpit Mic).
Henry: Thank goodness you guys are finally here! Did you bring the gifts for Baby Jesus? We are having a really hard time figuring out what we are supposed to give him.
Brian: I brought him Gold.
Eric: I brought him Frankincense.
Brayden: I brought him Myrrh.
Jordan: Um, none of that sounds particularly appropriate for a little baby.
Brian: That is true. But we weren’t bringing him gifts fit for a baby. We were bringing him gifts fit for a king! Gifts that would help him in his life and ministry. Gifts that would help us to know who he is and what his ministry was all about.
Hannah: Well, we’ve really been struggling to know what kind of gifts we are supposed to bring him.
Eric: Well, maybe you can think about it differently. Instead of thinking “What kind of present do I want to give the newborn Christ child?” maybe you should ask yourself, “What does Jesus really want more than anything else in the world?”
(The kids nod their heads in growing recognition, clearly thinking about this question)
Darren: I got it!
(The kids huddle up and pretend to whisper ideas excitedly back and forth. Every now and then one of them pops up nodding and smiling at the congregation. After a few seconds they return to their microphones.)
Jennica: Well, we decided that the best gift we could bring for Jesus probably isn’t the XP from our Pokemon Go game.
Hannah: And it isn’t an iPad.
Scarlett: And it isn’t this totally awesome Lego Star Wars set.
Morgan: And it isn’t a T-shirt for him to autograph.
Darren: What Jesus wants more than anything else in the world, is for us to love him…
Henry: …and to share that love with the world.
Jordan: So what gift should we give him?
Kids and Wisemen (all together): We’ll give him our heart!