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By: Terry Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

 

 

 

NARRATOR

 

 

 

ROCKY

 

 

 

BERYL (MR. SMITH)

 

 

 

CRYSTAL

 

 

 

CHOIR

 

 

 

GRANDPA

 

 

 

TWO OR MORE CHILDREN (AT ORPHANAGE)

 

 

 

PIPER

 

 

 

OPAL

 

 

 

RUSTY

 

 

 

CLIFF (MR. JONES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ROCKY CHRISTMAS

 

MUSIC          (A few bars of the song: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”)

 

NARRATOR  In a little town not far away, lived a little boy named Rocky.

                      His family is poor, but they always managed to get by with his

                     father’s job.  One day it was Christmas Eve and Rocky began

                      to wonder . . .

 

                      Scene I in Rocky’s house

 

 

 

ROCKY         I really wish that I could have a bicycle for Christmas.  I think

                     I’ll ask my dad again, if I could just have a bicycle and nothing

                     else.  (Cliff enters)  Dad, is there any way that I could have a

                     bicycle for Christmas?  That’s all I want and nothing else!

 

CLIFF           You know we can’t afford a bike.  We got you a few other nice

                     gifts that I think that you will really like.

 

ROCKY         If I had a bike like Piper has . . . Why I could even go around to

                     my friends and invite them to church!

 

CLIFF            Sounds like you have good intentions, Rocky, but if the Lord

                     wants you to have a bike, I’m sure He will give you one!

                      (Rocky looks upset)  Just pray about it!  Why don’t you go

                     outside and play for a while.  Come back home when it gets

                     dark!  (Rocky turns with his head down)  (Cliff exits)

 

ROCKY         I know what I’m gonna do!  I’m gonna run away from home!

                     It seems like I can never get anything nice when Christmas

                     comes around!  I think I’ll go to the store while they’re still

                     open, maybe I’ll buy a candy bar with my allowance. (Rocky

                     exits)

 

 

 

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                     Scene II in a store

 

 

 

ROCKY         (Rocky and Crystal enter) Excuse me, but I noticed your

                      store has a lot of decorations all over.  How can your store

                     afford so much?

 

CRYSTAL      Most of these are from last year.  We make a lot of sales during

                     Christmas, so we can make enough money to pay for them.

 

ROCKY         Oh, I see!  How much is this candy bar?

 

CRYSTAL     Fifty four cents, with tax!

 

ROCKY        Oh, all I have is fifty cents.  That’s all my father gave me for my

                    allowance.

 

CRYSTAL     Well . . .It is Christmas . . .I’ll go ahead and let you have it for

                    fifty cents.

 

ROCKY        THANK YOU!!  (Both exit)

 

CHOIR          “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

 

                    Scene III outside the store

 

 

 

ROCKY        (Enters with Grandpa who is ringing a bell) Grandpa, why

                    are you ringing that bell?

 

GRANDPA    It’s a tradition to ring the bell to get people’s attention, so that

                    they might give money to the needy.

 

ROCKY        Who are the needy?

 

GRANDPA    I’m raising money for the Mayview Christian Orphanage.

 

ROCKY        I wish I could help out, but I already spent my allowance.

 

 

 

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GRANDPA    That’s very thoughtful of you Rocky . . .Say, I’m getting

                    ready to go back to the orphanage.  Would you like to walk

                    with me and visit the children there?

 

ROCKY        O.K., that sounds like fun, but I can’t stay long!  (Rocky and

                    Grandpa exit)

 

                    Scene IV at the Orphanage

 

GRANDPA    (Rocky, Grandpa and children enter) Hello, boys and girls!

                    I brought my grandson with me today and his name is Rocky.

 

CHILDREN  Hello, Rocky!

 

GRANDPA    Let’s start by singing “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

                    (Choir joins in on the song.) (All exit)

 

                    Scene V outside Rocky’s house

 

PIPER          (Piper and Cliff enter) Hello, Mr. Jones!  I thought I would

                    bring my bike over so that Rocky could have it.  My father’s

                    getting me a bigger bike for Christmas.

 

CLIFF          Why thank you, Piper, but I don’t have any money to pay you

                    for it.  I already spent my money buying other gifts.

 

PIPER          That’s alright, Mr. Jones.  I wanted it to be a surprise, anyway.

                    Rocky has done so many nice things for me, that I talked it

                    over with Dad and he said it would be a great idea.  Oh, where’s

                    Rocky, anyway?

 

CLIFF           He went out playing somewhere.  He should be coming home

                    when it gets dark.  (Both say good byes to each other and exit)

              

 

 

 

 

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                    Scene VI at Orphanage

 

 

 

ROCKY        (Rocky, Grandpa and Children enter) That was fun singing,

                    but what else do you do for Christmas?

 

OPAL           Tomorrow, we get to open up a present.

 

ROCKY        You mean, each of you get to open up only one present for

                    Christmas?

 

SANDY         We don’t have parents like most kids do and your Grandpa

                    can only buy so much.  But, we don’t mind it because he really

                    cares for us.

 

GRANDPA    Rocky, I don’t think you realize just how much we really do

                    have!  This is a Christian orphanage and many times we talk

                    about things we have in Jesus Christ, our Savior and King!

                     We try to lay up treasures in heaven, by doing His will.

 

ROCKY        Thank you all for the nice time, but I think I better be going

                    now, it’s getting late.

 

GRANDPA    Thank you for coming over.  Stop by anytime!  (All exit, except

                    Rocky)

 

                    Scene VII at Rusty’s House

 

 

 

ROCKY        (Rocky and Rusty enter) Hi, Rusty!  How’s Christmas this

                    year?

 

RUSTY         Oh, fun I guess!  Rocky, I have to go inside now, because my

                    dad is calling me in.  Can you come over to my house?

 

ROCKY       O.K.! (Both exit and reenter)

 

 

 

 

 

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                      Scene VIII in Rusty’s house

 

 

 

RUSTY           Every Christmas Eve, my dad reads a story from the Bible.

                      Would you like to join us?

 

ROCKY         Sure, as long as it doesn’t get too dark!  Say, Rusty, could you

                      tell me what you’re getting for Christmas?

 

RUSTY          That’s one thing that I won’t know until tomorrow.  My parents

                     are real good about keeping secrets, you know.

 

ROCKY          (Beryl enters) Hello, Mr. Smith!  Rusty invited me to

                      listen to you read the Bible about Jesus.

 

BERYL          It’s nice to have you with us, Rocky!  (Opal and Piper enter)

                      This year I’m going to have the narrator read the story and the

                      choir will sing some songs.  Are you ready choir?  Are you 

                      ready narrator? (All exit)

 

CHOIR          (Sings “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”)

 

NARRATOR  So all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was

                     spoken of the Lord through the prophet saying: “Behold, the

                     virgin shall be with child and bare a Son, and they shall call His

                     name Emmanuel,”  which is translated, “God with us.” (NKJV)

 

CHOIR          (Sings “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”)

 

NARRATOR  Then Joseph being aroused from sleep did as the angel of the

                      Lord commanded him and took to him his wife.  And did not

                      know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.  And he

                      called His name Jesus.

 

CHOIR          (Sings “Joy to the World”

 

 

 

 

 

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NARRATOR  Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days

                      of Herod the king, behold,  wise men from the east came to

                      Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the

                      Jews?  For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to

                      worship Him.  When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled,

                      and all Jerusalem with him.  And when he had gathered all the

                      chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of

                      them where the Christ was to be born.  So they said to him, “In

                       Bethlehem of Judea for thus it is written by the prophet: “But

                      you , Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among

                      the rulers of Judah: for out of you shall come a Ruler who will

                      shepherd my people Israel. 

 

CHOIR          (Sings “O Little Town of Bethlehem”)

 

NARRATOR  Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men,

                      Determined from them what time the star appeared.  And he sent

                      to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search carefully for the

                      young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back

                      word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”  When

                      they had heard the king, they departed; and, behold the star,

                      which they had seen in the East, went before them, till it came

                      and stood over where the young Child was, when they saw the

                      star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

 

CHOIR          (Sings “The First Noel”)

 

NARRATOR  And when they had come into the house, they saw the young

                      Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped

                      Him.  And when they had opened their treasures, they

                      presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

                     

CHOIR          (Sings “We Three Kings”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROCKY          Thank you for having me over for the Story.  I learned that

                      there’s more than just having presents for Christmas.  Jesus is

                      the best gift for all of us.  And if it wasn’t for Him, there

                      wouldn’t be any Christmas!  I was wanting a bicycle for

                      Christmas, but now I don’t care if I don’t get one.  I have my

                      family and I have Jesus and that’s all I need!

 

CLIFF            I’m glad you feel that way, Rocky!

 

ROCKY          I better go home now.  I’m sure my dad’s wondering where I

                      am by now!  (All say good-byes as they exit)

 

                      Scene IX in Rocky’s home

 

 

 

ROCKY          (Rocky and Cliff enter) Hello, Dad!  I’ve learned a lot of things

                      about Christmas.  What’s more important than having a bicycle

                      is having a nice family with Jesus.  If He really wants me to have

                      a bicycle, I’m sure He’ll give me one someday!

 

CLIFF            That’s good, Rocky, now it’s time for you to go to bed.

 

ROCKY          Good night, Dad!

 

CLIFF            Good night, son! (Both exit) (Dim lights)

 

CHOIR           (Sings “ Silent Night”)

 

                      Scene X Christmas morning in Rocky’s house

 

 

 

NARRATOR   And then it was Christmas morning . . .

 

ROCKY          (Sandy, Crystal and Cliff enter with Rocky who

                      enters from other side of stage) Wowww!  Look at this!  It’s a

                      bicycle just like Piper’s!

 

CLIFF          It was Piper’s!  He came over to give it to you while you were

                     gone!

 

ROCKY         Did you have to pay for it?

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CLIFF           No, it was a free gift.  He said he was giving it to you because

                     he was getting a bigger bike and because you have done so many

                     nice things for him!

 

ROCKY         Wowww!  Dad, this is the best Christmas I’ve ever had!  And I

                     have the best family and the best friends in the whole world!!!

                     (Both say good-byes to audience and exit)

 

 

 





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