Helpful Guides

How to Put on a Stress-free Holiday Show

Complete guide to putting on an original holiday showcase. 25 pages including rehearsal schedule, set design ideas, monologues, stories, poems and more!

Plays with Flexible Casting

(These plays contain characters which can be played by either male or female actors.)

The Gingerbread Boy

18+characters, flexible casting. 5 minutes running time. Cute repetitive story for young actors (ages 6-10). Includes extras! (3 credits.)

The Santa Interviews

10 minutes running time. 10 characters, flexible casting. Hilarious short holiday play by playwright Wade Bradford.

Whole Class Plays

Funny Letters to Santa

31 hilarious letters to Santa to use as mini-monologues or as part of a holiday variety show! Ages 8 and up.

Three Ghosts and a Jock

22+ characters. 5F, 16M, 1+ Either; 22 pages long. Approximately 20-25 minutes running time. A comic re-telling of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ written by Quinn Baldwin and Kyle Frederick.

The Mitten

7 minutes long. Parts for 15-30 students. Winter animal story best for younger students. Includes production notes, extension activities and study guide. (3 credits.)

20 Holiday Monologue Prompts

Are putting on a holiday show, or are you looking for a fun ‘rainy-day’ project with your class? Give students this list and let them choose their own!

The Gingerbread Boy

18+characters, flexible casting. 5 minutes running time. Cute repetitive story for young actors (ages 6-10). Includes extras! (3 credits.)

Plays for Smaller Groups

Holiday Skit Prompts

Fifteen hilarious short play scenarios that will inspire your students to create their own short holiday plays!

Silver from the Wind

6-15 characters. 6 pages long. Approximately ten minutes running time. A story-telling play for children adapted from his original winter tale by award-winning playwright, Evan Guilford-Blake.

Santa Claus and the Naughty Gnomes

13 characters. 2M, 1F, 10 Either; 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A Christmas caper for children written by Olivia Arieti.

Twelve Days of Winter Break

For ages 10 and up. Students create a modern version of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Antarctic Mystery

11 characters; 4F, 2M, 5 Either; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy/mystery for children written by Andy Pavey.

A Brief Christmas Carol

11 characters. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A rapid-fire adaptation of a Christmas favorite written by award-winning playwright, Barbara Henderson.

A Twisted Christmas Carol

Students create their own twisted version of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.

The Santa Interviews

10 minutes running time. 10 characters, flexible casting. Hilarious short holiday play by playwright Wade Bradford.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

8 characters; 3F, 4M, 1 Either; 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A theatrical adaptation of the Christmas poem for children written by Andy Pavey.

The Christmas Cuckoo

7 characters. 4M, 2F, 1 Either; 8 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A story for children about true happiness written by Corinna Rezzelle.

The Gingerbread Man (Comedy)

6 characters. 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the beloved classic tale written by Andy Pavey.

Scrooge’s Christmas Eve

4 characters. 3M, 1F; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A Christmas comedy mash-up written by Olivia Arieti.

Celebrity Christmas Capers

4 characters; 2M, 1F, 1 Either; 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A Christmas comedy for children written by Janice Scully.

Br’er Rabbit’s Christmas

4 characters, 4 minutes long. Two-page script for rambunctious boys!

All I Want for Christmas

2 characters. 1F, 1M. 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A dark comedy for teens and adults written by Corrina Bryant. (Contains some mature themes and one swear word.)