Who Invented Christmas? by Lynn Brittney

The approximate running time of this play is 35 minutes.

The Sedgewick family are spending a typical 2012 family Christmas Mum is reading her Kindle, Dad is watching television with his headphones on, Mark is playing on his X box with his headphones on, Gemma is listening to her IPod with headphones on and Holly is on her laptop. No-one is speaking to anyone else. Enter Mitchell Templeton documentary presenter who is about to make the family experience Christmases past, in an effort to revive that long-forgotten Christmas spirit!

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The family do a quick gallop through ancient winter festivals, Tudor, Victorian and WWII, meeting Mesopotamian and Persian kings, Greeks, Romans, Viking and Saxon gods, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and various Victorian entrepreneurs, plus Mrs Mopp from the Ministry of Food. Excellent to reinforce the school history curriculum!

RUNNING TIME APPROXIMATELY 40 minutes with songs included. Songs included are :

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Tudor Dance (any)
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus is Coming To Town
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, prop and costume-making.

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