Christmas Concert Ideas: Countdown to Christmas


Christmas Concert Idea: Perform Your Own “Top Twelve” Show!

Christmas Countdown is a mock TV “Countdown” Special that highlights 12 common (but often comical!) aspects of the season. For each number in the countdown there is a song and/or vignette for the students to perform.
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The goal of these concert scripts I have written is to allow groups of students (classes, choirs, etc) to perform individual musical numbers while having an actual story (with AUTHENTIC characters) to connect the performances together. This makes the resulting show easier to rehearse, but avoids the “rotating stage” style of concert. We know that the parents come to see their kids, but there’s no reason we can’t entertain them at the same time!
This script is great for letting lots of kids have a moment to shine, whether singing, acting, dancing, or even physical comedy. One of my favorite things about this script is the variety of talents that can be displayed. The “Elf” character is a great part for someone who is very outgoing and physically adept but may not be very strong at speaking in front of an audience. The two MCs should be chosen carefully as they carry much of the show and should have strong acting skills. You will also need other actors for various vignettes.
All of the songs used in this script have commonly available sheet music and karaoke backing tracks, making this script useable by anyone even if you don’t have anyone who plays the piano. Original versions as well as background tracks for all of these songs are available from iTunes.
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas – Traditional
  • Silver Bells – Jay Livingston & Ray Evens
  • Christmas Pics – Barenaked Ladies
  • Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont
  • Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Traditional
  • Nuttin’ For Christmas – Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
  • Run Run Rudolph – Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie
  • I’m Gunna Be (The First One) – Harry Connick Jr.
  • Good King Wenceslas – John Mason Neale
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Traditional
The show is approximately 30 – 45 minutes in length.
*NOTE: This script contains actual CHRISTMAS content. If you are looking for a “holiday” concert that avoids any reference to religious content, this is not the script for you.
**Having said that, the script is “informative” in nature rather than supporting any specific belief.
This script was designed to be performed as written and the author must be credited in your performance program. While minor edits are allowed (names, locations, etc), major revisions are a violation of copyright. An editable version is NOT included in this purchase and will NOT be provided. Thank you for understanding.