And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
I know Christmas musicals are popular, especially when you have a number of kids who need to participate. I'm not a huge fan of programs that don't just tell the original story well. I don't love Christmas at Sonshine Ranch or How Jimmy Learned the REAL meaning of Christmas. For me it's about remembering Jesus' birth and nothing else. The problem is that there aren't a lot of musicals out there that do that well. We miss the drama of the real thing and we water down the message for kids.
That being said, this blog is not necessarily about what I want or like, it's about what you want and if you want a musical I've got some resources for you. I can't guarantee any of these "shows" as good or bad, funny or boring. Some shows are cute and some are just dumb but even a dumb show can be made better if you've got a few creative people working on it. So here you go....
Little Big Stuff
The Skit Guys
Dramatix - an archive of about 1300 scripts
Merry Christ's Birth!!