Santa’s Little Reindeer, The Musical

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17+ characters with flexible casting. Approximately 40 minutes running time. Sheet music and a link to recorded backtracks for 8 songs are included! (10 credits)

This adorable original musical is a take on the traditional Santa Clause story. It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is sick! How will all the presents be delivered? Other problems arise and it’s up to one little reindeer to save the day!

The songs are festive, yet easy to learn and sing. The casting is totally flexible. This is the perfect play if you want to put on a musical, but don’t have a lot of time or resources. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want.

Included are:
  • Sheet music for 8 songs (at the end of the script).
  • A link to 16 music tracks to download, 8 with just piano, and 8 with background vocals (background only-no principal).

This fantastic musical play is offered royalty-free when performed in an educational or casual setting and no admission is charged.

Please read our copyright guidelines before downloading this script.

More plays by Val Neubecker including a shorter version of this play!
Santa’s Little Reindeer Rap
Cinderella Rap
Snow White Rap
Little Red Riding Hood Rap
Three Little Pigs Rap
Robin Hood Rap
Jack and the Beanstalk Rap
Space Travel Rap
Ghostly Rap
Little Miss Muffet

About the Playwright:

Val Neubecker lives in Perth, Australia. She wrote scripts for a theatre restaurant for 18 years and has had three children’s books published. Her poems, short stories, and plays have been published in The School Magazine, also NZ School Journal. She has published five e-books: The Rock, The School Photograph, What a Performance, An Alphabet of Australian Animals, and Santa’s Little Reindeer. ‘Ho! Ho! Ho! & Other Christmas Songs’, features Val’s work as a composer and lyricist. It also includes activities and worksheets to accompany the songs. Val is the Secretary and Poetry Coordinator for Creative Connections, an organisation where poets write poems to works of art created by artists with disabilities.

Excerpt from the play:


ELVES 1,2,3,4,5,6 *
YOUNG REINDEER 1,2,3,4,5,6*
* Any number of children can be added as elves or reindeer.
All can join in the singing. Consider inviting children to come up with their own elf and reindeer character names


NARRATOR: The scene is the North Pole. It’s nearly Christmas Eve and the elves have been very busy. They’ve been working hard to make gifts for Santa to take to girls and boys everywhere around the world. Now they’ve just finished for the day.

(ALL ELVES enter, extras can be included)

ELF 1:
Whew! All the train sets have been finished and I’ve been making so-o-o many dolls.

ELF 2:
And we’ve nearly finished all the bats and balls. There are such a lot of them.

(HEAD ELF enters with long list)

HEAD ELF: Well done, Elves. We’ll be finished in time.

ELF 1: Well, we’ve had a lot of practice.

ELF 2: Yes. We do it every year. It’s so exciting!

HEAD ELF: When everything’s finished, I’ll check again through the list.

ELF 1: We’ll help pack the sleigh.

ELF 2: Then Santa’s reindeer will come.

ELF 1: We’ll tie their reins onto the sleigh.

HEAD ELF: And if it’s foggy on Christmas Eve, we might even need Rudolph, too.

ELF 2: Yes, we know who all the reindeer are.

Song 1 – Santa’s Reindeer

ELVES 1 & 2:
Oh, we know the reindeer
Who pull Santa’s sleigh,
They come to the North Pole
Before Christmas Day.
There’s usually eight
But sometimes there’s nine,
An extra one comes
If the weather’s not fine.

There’s Dasher and Dancer
And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
And Donner and Blitzen,
The extra one’s Rudolph
Whom everyone knows
Because he’s the reindeer
Who has a red nose.

ELVES 3 & 4:
Dasher and Dancer
Like doing high kicks,
Prancer and Vixen
Both get up to tricks.
Comet and Cupid
Are twins, don’t you know,
And Donner and Blitzen
Like rolling in snow.


There’s Dasher and Dancer
And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
And Donner and Blitzen,
The extra one’s Rudolph
Whom everyone knows
Because he’s the reindeer
Who has a red nose.

ELVES 5 & 6
When Santa is ready
With all of his toys,
He packs up the sleigh
For the girls and the boys.
The reindeer arrive
And they stand in a row,
They take up their leads
And away they all go.

There’s Dasher and Dancer
And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
And Donner and Blitzen,
The extra one’s Rudolph
Whom everyone knows
‘Because he’s the reindeer
Who has a red nose.
Oh yes, he’s the reindeer
Who has a red nose.

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