11th of December – A Christmas Nativity play…or 3!

Today I want to share about school Nativity plays, an important part of our calendar.

This morning I attended the Infant Christmas Concerts for Primary One, Primary Two and Primary Three pupils at our local school – yes…concertS – three separate ones, one for each year group.  By the end of the morning we had seen 230 pupils, all singing their hearts on, in amazing costumes. Every child had a part to play – including a particular snowman, close to my heart.


This is my 8th year having kids at this school, and I have yet to see the same version of the Christmas Story performed.

The enthusiasm of the staff and kids is infectious, and we were all singing along and clapping. In the midst of it all, the message was the same – it started with a special baby born in Bethlehem, but there is so much more to Christianity than the birth of Jesus. We should also be very thankful that we can freely share and celebrate our faith in state schools, I know this is not possible in many other countries.

My son’s year, Primary One, performed “The Grumpy Mummy”

P2 was “The Christmas Recipe” (heavily featuring our new school Parent Teacher Associate Recipe Book!)

Primary 3 was very up to date with “email Jesus @ Bethlehem” with texting shepherds, emailing angels, and even featured the Evening News with the reporters interviewing eye-witness to the events at Bethlehem.

If you are not in the mood for Christmas before these concerts, you certainly will be afters.  Without seeing the plays it is hard to explain how you can have guitar playing robins, Elvis, scarecrows, french chefs and snowmen as part of the Christmas story – they really have to be seen to be believed!

Obviously I can’t share any more photos than of my own wee snowman, so here he is again!


 Come back tomorrow – see what else I can find to ramble blog about.

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  1. He is so precious it just makes me want to grab him and kiss him. My Wonder Boy who is now 11 wears glasses, too, since he was 9 months old. His problem has been corrected. Lazy eye, I think they call it. Anyway, he doesn’t wear them as much any more but looks so cute in them. The hugs & kisses….well, these days I have to steal them or wait until he wants something from me and then ask for a hug as payment. I really wish they didn’t grow out of that cuddly stage so quickly.
    I wish I could have seen the entire play. His costume is great. Did you make it?
    Mama Bear

  2. your son is adorable…especially with the snowman costume!! it must have been a lot of work for the teacher (and parents!!) to make this all happen. congratulations to all the kids!!

  3. I truly miss the kids nativity plays! Someday I will be a granny watching my grandkids in them & I look forward to that very much!
    One of my fav parts of being a Pastors wife & children’s church Director was the holiday plays, so fun & exhausting!

  4. And what a jolly little snowman is he! This is the one thing I desperately miss since our children are grown. I think next year I am going to have to find someone who can invite me. I agree with you 100% about being thankful we can openly share! Sorry I missed yesterday – will have to pick it up in the next day or so.

    Love, Barb

  5. WOW Jan!! Lots to see!! I love that you can talk about Jesus in your schools. Just another reason to come and live by you! 😉

    And SUCH a cutie!! He makes me smile every time I see his sweet face!


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