(A Preschool Musical about Peace, Joy, Hope and Love)Ruth Elaine Schram - Lillenas Publishing Co.
Straight from the Luke 2 passage of the Bible, "The REAL Christmas Story" becomes the script for this adorable preschool musical, created by Ruth Elaine Schram. Due to an unannounced snowstorm, the grandchildren and their parents are unable to fly to Florida to be with their grandparents for Christmas. With the capability to visit via video chats, the grandparents carry on the family tradition of reading the Christmas story of Jesus' birth to the grandchildren on Christmas Eve. As each scene of "the Story" of peace, joy, hope and love is read, the children respond with five wonderful songs that are perfectly designed for preschoolers, both in content and musicality. Familiar carols and original songs are upbeat, fun, beautiful and sincere in this 15-minute presentation. Whether presented with the contemporary script of this musical or with your traditional nativity enactment, these songs and music are sure to be a resource used year after year. Songs include: Overture (includes The Real Christmas Story and Over the River and Through the Woods); Joy to the World; Peace on Earth; Jesus, Gift of Love; Share the Hope; The Real Christmas Story (Reprise). Performance time - 15 minutes.