All the Legends of Holy Night (Version 1) by Lynn Brittney

£20.00 incl. zero VAT

The approximate running time of this play is 20 minutes.

During the night of Jesus’ birth some strange things happen – animals can talk, the robin gets his redbreast, cats become tame and the holly bush becomes an evergreen.

This version is one complete play. If you would like it as three separate short plays, so that it can be rehearsed by three separate classes or groups, please look at version 2.



31 characters (speaking and non-speaking).

Running time, if dances are inserted, approximately 25 minutes.

There is no music or songs provided with this play but there is a requirement for a couple of little dances in the script. So we suggest you add your own instrumental music.

This play explains all the legends that have sprung up regarding Holy Night. Everyone knows the story of how the animals in the stable where Jesus was born were able to talk at midnight but how many people know that wild cats became tame when one of them laid across Mary’s feet to keep her warm; that the robin got his red breast when he burnt it fanning the flames of the fire that Joseph had lit to keep the baby warm; and that the holly tree was the only tree that offered its withered branches as firewood and, for that, it was blessed the the gift of being green all year round? A charming nativity play which gives opportunities for lots of lovely costumes.

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

See a sample of All the Legends of Holy Night (V1) script (includes cast size etc.)