Journey to Christmas - Radio Program
The Journey to Christmas
A Four-Part "Old-Time Radio Drama" Script for the weeks of Advent
Written by Laura Arndt
This old-time radio script takes people on a journey from Creation to Christmas, telling the story of Scripture throughout the centuries. After all, Christmas is not just about Jesus’ birth. It’s about the journey of salvation from the beginning of time all the way to us today. Advent is the time before we celebrate Christ’s birth for us to remember what the Lord did for His people throughout the Old Testament. It answers the question: "Why do we need a Savior?"
The script is written in the format of an Old Time Radio Show (complete with 'sponsor' breaks and sound effects), but it is easily adjusted to be presented as an in-person drama, to serve as a multi-part Advent/Christmas program. As a radio show, it’s not necessary for players to wear costumes, props are not needed, and memorization is unnecessary. The radio drama can be done in front of a congregation (for example, as part of an Advent series), or can be done as a series of "pre-recorded broadcasts" for people to listen to online in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This program can be presented by children or adults, in parishes of any size. The script allows for a lot of flexibility.
Contents (Four-Part Series):
Advent 1 (11 script pages): Tells the stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Isaac;
Advent 2 (13 script pages): Tells the stories of Jacob, Joseph, and Moses;
Advent 3 (11 script pages): Tells the stories of Joshua, Saul, David, and Solomon;
Advent 4 or Christmas Eve (7 script pages): Tells the story of Christ’s birth until the departure to Egypt.
(Reproducible PDF - 57 pages)
Click HERE to see the Table of Contents and some Sample pages.
This is a Reproducible Product
Purchase of this downloadable product from Sola Publishing includes permission granted to the purchaser to photocopy and reproduce the script for local congregational use, creating as many copies as necessary for children and leaders. This permission does not allow files to be shared with other parishes or individuals. If others are interested in this program, Sola asks that they purchase their own copy from www.solapublishing.com.