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ANDREW Ladies and gentleman, we have gathered here today to celebrate the holiday of all holidays - the birth of - the television Christmas special. That’s right. Actually we all know Christmas celebrates an even better story that was started over two-thousand years ago and continues to affect lives today. Some lives more than others though, does anyone know a Christmas grump? Oh where did you meet my wife. Maiden name was Scrooge. It’s British. I just flew in from a pre-Christmas party in LA and I have surprising news. It’s going to be a white Christmas in California Hollywood is all abuzz with this. That’s right King Kong has dandruff and the city is just covered. Ohh! - That joke’s flaky. Ha ha.
Of course my favorite thing about Christmas is the gifts. Big surprise right. Everyone loves getting gifts last year was a mis-fire though. I opened the box from my wife and it was a toupee. I said, “Sweetheart, I have a full head of hair!” But she told me it was preventative medicine. This year I got her size extra, extra, extra large underpants. But really folks, it is better to give than receive. Just the other day I was on the bus and gave my seat to a sweat little old lady - how was I to know she couldn’t drive. Eesh - I got off at the next stop - buses stop when they hit trees you know. Poor thing nearly released her holiday spirit. (Makes hands flutter upwards like a ghost leaving). (MORE)
more music. a Christmas address from the Reverand Dr.. without further ado.. ANDREW (CONT'D) And of course everyone loves the music. Noise to me but the kids sure love it. LaBamba Intro I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. dos. We have some great music planned for you tonight . catorce. Dennis Pisani. That’s why I let her drive the bus. We’re going to have a divine visitation from a less than angelic angel. let’s get it started in here with the CapCity Rockers! CURTAIN OPENS: CAPCITY ROCKERS MEDLY Singer counts out: SINGER ONE Uno. a few wise guys thrown in the mix for good measure. So. (MORE) . now ladies and gentleman.” But only because I’m an inheritor in the estate. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. What’s your favorite Christmas tune? My holiday favorite is “Grandma got Ran Over by a Reindeer.really incredible acts doing holiday favorites. tres.2. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. some amazing dancing. Speaking of music we’ve got an amazing show planned for you ladies and gentlemen! We’re going to have some that rock’n’roll music the kids are listening to these days.
have a happy holiday. You will get a sentimental feeling. Rich & Phil) walk onto the stage. Santa's way too far behind Run run Rudolph Santa's got to make it to town Can't you make him hurry tell him he can take the freeway down Run run rudolph 'cause I'm reelin' like a merry-go-round Instrumental. Run Run Rudolf .3. Later we'll have some pumpkin pie. SINGER ONE (CONT'D) I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. at the Christmas party hop. when you hear. Rich and Phil seem flustered Mike is dead quiet and calm. every couple wants to stop.Intro Out of all the reindeer you know you're the mastermind Run run Rudolph. Rockin' around the Christmas tree. WISE GUYS ANGEL SKETCH The wise guys in fedoras. in the new old-fashioned way. double breasted suits (Mike (in sun). let the Christmas spirit ring. RICH Where is that star anyway? . "let's be jolly. Voices singing. Rockin' around the Christmas tree. Ev'ryone dancing merri-ly. SINGER TWO Rockin' around the Christmas tree. CURTAINS CLOSE. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. deck the halls with boughs of holly". Mistletoe hung where you can see. and we'll do some caro-ling.
Look. woe. Curtains open to reveal Richard the Star angel suspended in the air.. Earth Angel starts to play cued to the line “. PHIL I told you it wasn’t exit 2b off of the turnpike.that’s Gabriel’s boy band music.4.earth Angel. RICH And here I thought that was part of being a wise guy. now you’ve made Mike upset.. woe .” THE STAR (CONT’D) Woe. The script specifically says cue intro-music. Open the curtains. exit 2b or not 2b.want a cannoli? MIKE (Shrugs and takes the cannoli) From behind the curtains a voice calls out.. PHIL Look. there’s the star. PHIL You and you’re book learning. Hey. RICH To which I responded. I brought the cannoli . THE STAR Hello! Hello! Is that the wise guys. baby.. The script specifically says cue curtains. the star’s back. Cue MY into-song. PHIL Look. where’s my intro-music. THE STAR That’s right. MIKE (doesn’t move muscle) RICH I’m so sorry Mike. .
. Hehehe. He’s THE Star. buddy. really. That’s why I’m THE Star. You play the star in the play. Ain’t that right. You’re just a cameo.5. Mike? MIKE (doesn’t move a muscle) RICH See. Aerosmith’s “Angel” blares through the speakers as The Star goes wild with air guitar. ANDREW’S CHRISTMAS Stage hands bring out wing back chair with Andrew already in it. let’s get back on the turnpike. PHIL You. THE STAR What are you talking about? The script specifically says cue the Star. Curtains close as the wise guys walk off stage. Come on boys. Bing Crosby style 50’s Christmas music plays in the background. THE STAR Oh. RICH That’s an article . PHIL You may want to talk to your agent buddy. We’ll see about this Andrew McChristmas guy.not a a title. THE STAR (CONT’D) You can tell I fly because I’m so good at air guitar. you’re a star . How late? RICH THE STAR Two-thousand years. Mike says so. But this is the Andrew McChristmas show. As they place it down a third stage hand places an eggnog and a bubble pipe in his hand.you’re not the star of the show. We’re running late.
Andrew jumps to his feet fighting mad. ANDREW Now ladies and gentleman.. sidewalks. ANDREW (to The Star) Why I oughta...and forgiveness. for our next number.. love . Plap! Another snowball careens Andrew. Faith. is to get my hands on that Angel. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS DANCERS I don't want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need And I don't care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree (MORE) . THE STAR I’m in the Angel’s union. hope. And we reflect on the values we all hold dear. (to the crowd) Tell you all how this is just the sort of merriment that we in show business thought you might enjoy. ANDREW (CONT’D) makes me wish we never cast you! Too late. Andrew chases The Star off of the stage. the sound of children laughing. A massive snow ball nails Andrew in the face.. Plap. this is the time of year when the simple. but beautiful things of life are celebrated. it highlights the spirit of forgiveness that. dressed in Holiday cheer. In fact..6. ANDREW You know. THE STAR I’ll show you who’s the star. All I want for Christmas. Like charity. city sidewalks. The star lobs a third snow ball.
DANCERS (CONT'D) I don't need to hang my stocking There upon the fireplace Santa Claus won't make me happy With a toy on Christmas Day I just want you for my own More than you could ever know Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas Is you Oh I won't ask for much this Christmas I won't even wish for snow And I'm just gonna keep on waiting Underneath the mistletoe I won't make a list and send it To the North Pole for Saint Nick I won't even stay awake to Hear those magic reindeer click 'Cause I just want you here tonight Holding on to me so tight What more can I do? Cause baby all I want for Christmas is you You Oh all the lights are shining So brightly everywhere And the sound of children's Laughter fills the air And everyone is singing I hear those sleigh bells ringing Santa won't you bring me the one I really need? Won't you please bring my baby to me? Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas This is all I'm asking for I just want to see my baby Standing right outside my door Oh I just want you for my own More than you could ever know Make my wish come true Baby all I want for Christmas is You baby All I want for Christmas is you baby All I want for Christmas is you baby All I want for Christmas is you baby .7.
STEVE Harrison! We sure are ready for some carolling. ANDREW That’s my line! They both run off of the stage as the screen drops for: SCREEN LOWERS COMMERCIAL ONE: FLUX CAPACITOR COMMERCIAL TWO: LIFE GROUPS/NEW SERMON SERIES CHRISTMAS CAROL SING ALONG (PRERECORDED) Harrison emerges from back stage humming to himself..8. of the year. but before he reaches it opens and Rebecca emerges finishing his line: Of the year! REBECCA Steve is right behind him with a friendly handshake. it’s time for a word from our sponsors. HARRISON That’s fantastic! I hope you don’t mind I invited a few friends. an ear flapped coat and knitted scarf. He’s dressed in “New Hampshire” Christmas wear .. . the Angel emerges wearing Andrew’s jacket. HARRISON (CONT’D) It’s the most wonderful time. HARRISON It’s the most wonderful time. He jumps and clicks his heals as he moves toward the Gigax home.a red flannel coat. THE STAR And now ladies and gentleman. After the musical number. Harrison goes to knock on the Gigax’ door. Andrew is hot on his heals and chases him.
so about 270. REBECCA Come on everybody! IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR EVERYONE It's the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" It's the most wonderful time of the year It's the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It's the hap. STEVE Oh yeah. (MORE) . many are coming.9. Tis the season to be jolly. Harrison looks out into the crowd. we’re full to capacity. let’s find out. STEVE Of course! The more the merrier. la la la la. I love these guys! (to Harrison) But can that sing? HARRISON Well. la la la la. Steve also looks out. How HARRISON Well. Fa la la la la. Fa la la la la.happiest season of all It's the most wonderful time of the year There'll be much mistltoe-ing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It's the most wonderful time of the year DECK THE HALLS EVERYONE Deck the halls with boughs of holly.
what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh END OF CAROLING DAVID Boy. la la la la. jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh. la la la la. JINGLE BELLS EVERYONE Oh.10. HARRISON Sure thing. Strike the harp Fa la la la la. jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh. jingle bells. See the blazing Fa la la la la. merry Christmas! . jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh. By Gigax family. what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells. what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells. Fa la la la la. la la la. what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob tails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing A sleighing song tonight Oh. Troll the ancient Yule tide carol. and join the chorus. la la la la. la la la. dad that sure was fun! Pastor Harrison! Thanks Yule before us. buddy. Fa la la. jingle bells. EVERYONE (CONT'D) Don we now our gay apparel. jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh.
11. Too much love drives a man insane. seamless moves back into a soft take on “Chestnuts Roasting. By Harrison! HARRISON’S ME TIME GIGAX FAMILY Merry Christmas! Harrison walks into his house takes off the campy hunting plaid and hat with ear flaps to reveal a very sharp tuxedo. HARRISON It’s time for a little “me time. HARRISON (CONT’D) You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain.” . Jack Frost nipping at your nose. You broke my will.. Harrison has his feet up on the piano. but what a thrill.. busted. Andrew McChristmas comes out on the stage... and without notice Harrison kicks into full gear.” HARRISON (CONT’D) Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.. Harrison stops cold.kicks the seat out from under him and really cuts loose. Goodness gracious great balls of fire! He breaks into a jamming piano solo ..” He sits down to the piano and begins to play an elegant version of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. Suddenly. He begins to tinker with something. He seems agitated and a bit confused by all of the racket. Great the melody to “Great Balls of Fires” finds it’s way out. Yule tide carols being sung by a fire. Andrew bangs on the door. ANDREW What’s all that racket in there? Harrison.. more rock.
Why don’t you join us. pearls and a beehive stands and the two well-manicured children sit on the floor. McChristmas.. STEVE Hey Andrew! We’re just about to read the Christmas story as a family. Sue. Steve takes his place in the chair. Andrew steps away from the door. oh nothing.. ANDREW Thanks little girl. Merry . STEVE Come on Andrew. Haha. make yourself at home.. ANDREW (CONT’D) Let’s see what’s happening on the quiet side of the street. Andrew McChristmas. Andrew goes to knock on the Gigax’ door but before his hand can reach it..12.Merry Christmas. complete with heels. CHRISTMAS STORY Andrew walks in to find the family gathered around Steve’s wing back chair. Merry Christmas Andrew. that is very nice of you. REBECCA Hey. ANDREW (to the crowd) He’s got a point. Light and instrumental Christmas music plays softly in the background. ANDREW Okay . HARRISON Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. but I don’t want to intrude. Rebecca pops out. Steve walks to the door. ANDREW Well. STEVE Are you kidding! It’s your Christmas special.
Chorus So take heart Let His love lead us through the night Hold on to hope And take courage again Verse 2 In death by love The fallen world was overcome He wears the scars of our freedom In His Name All our fears are swept away He never fails Chorus So take heart Let His love lead us through the night Hold on to hope And take courage again TESTIMONY VIDEOS INTRO Andrew is center stage.W/CHOIR Instrumental intro SINGER ONE There is a light. It burns brighter than the sun He steals the night And casts no shadow.” He plops down on the floor and snuggles up to Steve’s leg like a dog with it’s owner.“okay.13. NARRATOR . Leave it to Beaver Smiles all around DAVID Dad has a really great reading voice. There is hope Should oceans rise and mountains fall He never fails. Low light on family as attention moves to: SCREEN COMES DOWN HE’S HERE (JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE VIDEO) Five Minutes TAKE HEART . Andrew shrugs . ANDREW That is nice.
12 Minutes Pastor Dennis exits. TAKE HEART BRIDGE W/CHOIR SINGER THREE All our troubles And all our tears God our hope He has overcome All our failure And all our fear God our love He has overcome All our heartache And all our pain God our healer He has overcome All our burdens And all our shame God our freedom He has overcome All our troubles And all our tears God our hope He has overcome (MORE) PASTOR DENNIS NATALIA MALIK . as I mentioned earlier. this is a story. Now. that is. believe or not even better than our show. we’d like to show you a few stories from people who have been touched.14. It’s a story that started two-thousand years ago and continues today. VIDEO 0NE: MALIK 1 minute VIDEO TWO: NATALIA 1 minute VIDEO THREE: TBD 1 minute TBD SCREEN IS RAISED CHRISTMAS ADDRESS Pastor Pisani comes out. ANDREW Ladies and gentleman.
SINGER THREE (CONT'D) failures And all our fear God our has overcome justice God our grace God our He has overcome refuge God our strength God is He has overcome All our love He God our freedom God our with us ALTER CALL Musicians remain as Pastor Dennis Returns. the Savior reigns Let all their songs employ While fields and floods. unspeakable joy! (MORE) PASTOR DENNIS . 3 minutes JOY TO THE WORLD Instrumental intro SINGER ONE Verse 1: Joy to the world. And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven. wonders.15. Chorus: Joy. unspeakable joy! Rises in my soul Never lets me go (Key Change) SINGER ONE (CONT’D) Verse 3: He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love. repeat. of His love. and nature sing Verse 2: Joy to the Earth. And wonders of His love And wonders. rocks. and Heaven. the sounding joy Chorus: Joy. the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing. hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat. unspeakable joy! Overflowing well No tongue can tell Joy.
That’s you. SINGER ONE (CONT’D) Overflowing well No tongue can tell Joy. as you prepare your offering. [Fresh Start Language] Now a word on behalf of our sponsors. ANDREW You know. Jesus is still the greatest gift . unspeakable joy! Rises in my soul Never lets me go FRESH START Andrew returns to the stage. We are supported by the generosity of those who have decided to partner with us as we continue to bring hope to lives in DC and beyond.16.. I think that it would be great to celebrate those who’ve responded to the invitation to be a part of the story that is still bringing life change today. VIDEO SCREEN IS RAISED ANDREW’S CLOSE/WISE GUYS RETURN Andrew walks in from stage left. we’ve prepared a small video that highlights some of the amazing things that your generosity has helped to create over the last year. SCREEN LOWERS Now.and that’s what we’re all about here at CapCity. ANDREW Well this has been an amazing time probably the best time you’ve had this year! And you know. HIGHLIGTS VIDEO CURTAIN CLOSES 3 minutes. ..
RICH Yeah .17. RICH We’re three wise guys from the east who’ve come to bring gifts to celebrate the birth of God’s Son. ANDREW The east. What is it? ANDREW RICH It’s the gift of music! .. Wise Guys enter from stage left. How’s that. PHIL (interupting) Hey Poindexter . Pennsylvania. you’re in luck anyway. Isreael? ANDREW PHIL No. many people in this auditorium have decided to let that same miracle come into their hearts tonight. like Brooklyn ANDREW Well. you have to take exit 2B from the turpike. PHIL ANDREW Many.that’s fantastic! Hey fellas.can you tell us how to get to Bethleham. like India. PHIL No. we should give our gift to them. ANDREW Well.. See! RICH ANDREW What exactly are you looking for. bookworm.
18.. MIKE CURTAIN OPENS FELIZ NAVIDAD REPRISE Labamba intro MIKE Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. do you know how long it took us to get here the first time? ANDREW I see . SINGER ONE/MIKE I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. happy new year and God bless you.. Come again. I’m sure these exceptional crowd would love to.. RICH Okay . ANDREW PHIL Are you kidding. Music continues as: ANDREW Thank you so much ladies and gentleman Merry Christmas. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. ah. God bless you everyone! The audience leaves as the band continues .well. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad.. receive your gift.here comes Mike! Hit it boys.
19. SINGER ONE/MIKE I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. THE END .