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(flipping channels) (Lindsey enters talking on the phone)
"and she said…(Nathan enters playing trumpet)
(still flipping channels): "Stop playing that in here, I can't hear the TV. (Nathan turns to Lauren and blows trumpet loudly)
"if you're going to play, go in the other room." (Lauren continues flipping channels)
"You go in the other room" (argumentative)(continues playing)
"Mom, make him stop." “Mom, make him stop. (mockingly)
(offstage): Nathan! (Nathan exits playing the trumpet)
"Man there's nothing on TV" This is the most boring Christmas Eve ever.
Frankly it's pretty boring around here. Girl1. besides we've got most of our shopping done--we thought we'd drop by and see what you guys were up to. Lauren can't seem to tear herself away from the TV. Girl2." Lindsey: "what a night!" It's supposed to be a time of joy and cheer" Girl__: "There's nothing to do" (whining) "the malls are closed… (nodding her head in agreement) Girl__: ." (hangs up phone) (Lindsey goes to the door and opens it. what're you guys doing?" "I thought you'd still be at the mall Christmas shopping." Lindsey: "we're just hanging out.(knock on door) Lauren: (to Lindsey): See who's at the door. Lindsey: "I've got to let you go. Boy1. Girl3. the malls closed early. someone's at the door." Nathan: (re-entering room) "Watch it." Girl3: "yeah. Lindsey: "hey. Nathan is making a nuisance of himself as usual. Boy2 enter).
Christmas in Texas. We could make cocoa" _____: "yeah. you girls go make us some. it's raining outside. I'm probably not getting that new stereo system I asked for." Girl__: "It doesn't seem much like Christmas" _____: "Yes it does." Girls (in unison): "forget that! Girl__: "Make your own." "We could go caroling" (jumps up and sings)… "Joy to the World" Girl__: Lindsey: Boy__: "Nah." ." _____: "I know. that's lame! " Girl__: "Besides that." "Come on guys. The weather is terrible.Nathan: "and from the size of the packages under the tree. with marshmallows" Boy2: "okay. it's Christmas… let's do something to get us in the Christmas spirit.
_____: "have a seat" (the teens gather around." _____: "That's cool--we could do that. there is a knock at the door and more teens enter) _____: "We were driving by and saw the car out front--you guys having a party without us?" _____: "No. I could play my Trumpet and you all can tell me how great I am! (starts playing the trumpet) Girls: "Nathan!!!" (Nathan stops playing) Girl___: "When we were little my mom used to read us the Christmas story. not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…" . stretching as if preparing for bed.) _____: "Twas the Night before Christmas and all through the house.Nathan: "I know. The lights dim) (the lights come up across the stage: a male and female dressed in flannel pajamas and night caps stand. but we're about to read the Christmas story. Maybe that'll get us in the Christmas spirit." (Someone runs off to get the book. as they return to the room.
every one into his own city. that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus. (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife. ([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. that." (Lights dim on manger scene." (emphatically) (“Night Before Christmas Actors look at the audience. unto the city of David. the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. because there was no room for them in the inn. while they were there. And Joseph also went up from Galilee. and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. being great with child._____: "Not that Christmas story dufus" (the teens throw pillows from the couch at the person reading) "The real Christmas story. and laid him in a manger. that all the world should be taxed. And she brought forth her firstborn son. shrug dramatically and walk offstage) _____: Girl___: "Here I've got my Bible" (She pulls the Bible out of her purse and begins to read) (Lights come up across stage to reveal a manger scene) "And it came to pass in those days.) And all went to be taxed. which is called Bethlehem. into Judaea. out of the city of Nazareth. Lights come up on shepherd in the field) . And so it was.
clasps hand to chest and begins to sing) "Angels we have heard on high. which shall be to all people. behold. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God." (lights come up on heavenly hosts) Boy___: (acting silly…jumps up. (Girls__ resumes reading) "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour."And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field. I bring you good tidings of great joy." (others chime in-acting goofy) . Glory to God in the highest. and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. and saying. And. keeping watch over their flock by night. the angel of the Lord came upon them. And this [shall be] a sign unto you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes." Lindsey: "I know this one… I've been the angel in the Christmas play for the last five years…" (jumping to her feet) "Fear not: for." _____: "be quiet". lo. good will toward men. " (pillows are thrown at lindsey) _____: "sit down. lying in a manger. and on earth peace. And the angel said unto them. which is Christ the Lord.
_____: "What's the purpose anyway--What's so important about the birth of a baby?" ." _____: "Now that was an exciting Christmas. and see this thing which is come to pass. which the Lord hath made known unto us. And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." (lights come back up on manger scene--shepherds walk toward manger) "And they came with haste. glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen. and the babe lying in a manger. as it was told unto them." _____: "Don't you wish we lived back then. Let us now go even unto Bethlehem. But Mary kept all these things. And the shepherds returned. and pondered [them] in her heart.Everyone other than Girl reading the scripture: "Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oria." (she resumes reading) "And it came to pass. and found Mary. as the angels were gone away from them into heaven. and Joseph. they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And when they had seen [it]." (confusion) Girl Reading Scripture: "Y'all stop it. the shepherds said one to another.
You see he wants us to live with him forever. he could not have given his life so that we can be free from sin. The Bible says that he came to save us from our sins._____: "He wasn't just a baby." Girl reading scripture: "You see it's not just that he was born." . but sin cannot be where God is. done that. _____: "We celebrate his birth because if he were never born. I still stay it would have been awesome to be alive on the night the Son of God came to earth." _____: "He was the Son of God. Girl Reading Scripture: "It could happen" _____: "What!!! Boy___: "Yeah right!" Girl Reading Scripture: "No I'm serious we could be alive when the Son of God comes to earth" Boy___: "Been here." _____ (Same person that said “I wished I lived back then”): "I don't know.
Here. My pastor has been preaching about _____: "Oh." "Forget that book." "No. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: so shall be ever be with the Lord._____: "What do you mean by that?" He's already been here… he's already done that!" Boy___: Girl Reading Scripture: Jesus coming. with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God." (Nathan’s ears perk up) Nathan: "A trumpet. a real trumpet?" (reaching for his trumpet) Lauren: "don't even think about it" _____: "That is so cool!" . yeah… a lot of kids at school have been reading this book… Girl Reading Scripture: Bible. really. I marked it in my "And the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
and unbelieving. you're giving me the creeps. Revelations says that God himself will dwell with us. and murderers. Don't talk about that. and idolators. and whoremongers. and all liars. and I will be his God. that we will be his people and he will be our God… (turning to the Bible) "He that overcometh shall inherit all things. (alarmed). But the fearful. "This is Christmas. shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone…" _____: "Hey." _____: "Yeah." _____: "When's all this supposed to happen?" "When the trumpet sounds…" (raising the trumpet as if he is going to play it) Nathan: All Girls: "Nathan!" ._____: You think that's cool. and he shall be my son. and sorcerers. so that we don't have to be those awful things and that we can live with him forever." Girl Reading Scripture: "But that's why Jesus came the first time. and the abominable.
one of the girls stands up…) _____: "Why don't we make some cocoa." (getting up to walk to kitchen) Girl3: "I just remembered that _______ (input name of local store) is open late. (There is an awkward silence. (all kids get up to leave the living room." "The Bible says no one knows when. turns around and look toward Nathan who is still sitting on the couch). Nathan is still sitting on the couch) (Offstage a trumpet is blown." (walking towards door).Girl Reading Scripture: We're just supposed to be ready. maybe I can pick up some last minute gifts… Let's go guys. In unison: "Nathan" (exasperated) Nathan: What? (lifts empty hands in a shrug) (lights go black) Voice over PA: . Everyone stops in their tracks.
the first and the last…. to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega." . Surely I come quickly. and my reward is with me."Behold I come quickly. the beginning and the end.
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