'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
A Christmas Mini-Musical for Unison and 2-Part Voices

By Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse

Grades: 2-6

Running Time: 20+ minutes

About: Make this retelling of the timeless Christmas classic a holiday tradition at your school. Six festive songs are cleverly interspersed throughout the original Clement Clarke Moore poem, creating a brief theatrical performance that is sure to "wow" your holiday audience. From the cheery "Christmas Is Coming," to the rockin' "Reindeer on the Roof," and Tchaikovsky's traditional "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is filled with memorable music and rhyming verse for a sleigh-full of young performers. The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible Student Pages and Staging Notes.

Kit Contains: Reproducible Book & CD




Basic Details
Perfect For:
  • Elementary schools
  • Churches
Cast List:

Rhyming lines are included for up to 28 Narrators, although a smaller group of Narrators may be used by

doubling up on the rhyming verse, or a larger group may be used by splitting up each of the couplets.

Feel free to feature any number of specialty performers:

• Students dressed in pajamas and nightgowns for “Christmas Is Coming!”

• Students dressed as sugar plums, candy canes, and other delectable treats for “The Sugar Plums.”

• A special group of elves dancing down the aisles distributing candy canes or other treats during “St. Nick at Night.”

• Students dressed as dancing reindeer for “Reindeer on the Roof.”

• A special Santa Claus, listening to children’s Christmas wishes from a special location on stage during “When I Look at Santa.”

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • Product Code: 978-0-7390-3683-9
  • $69.99