Script: The Misunderstood Christmas

by Marie Parker

Here’s an excerpt from this excellently bumbling nativity:

NARRATOR: Once upon a time, in Luke chapter 2 it came to pass, in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
CAESAR: You mean this? (Holds up a 1040 form).
NARRATOR: Well kinda like that, except that they didn’t have census takers back then so — all went to be taxed, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem — because he was of the house and lineage of David.
JOSEPH: (Enters) That means King David was my great, great, great, great granddad. That’s why he is so great!
NARRATOR: And Joseph also went with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.
(Enter Mary, not pregnant)
JOSEPH: Oh Mary! You are so great with children! It’s a real knack! You’ve been doing some baby sitting haven’t you?

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The whole thing is available to download here: The Misunderstood Christmas.