Ideas for Christmas Programs

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A Christmas program is a gathering creating to celebrate and commemorate Christmas. Many Christmas programs become a tradition in schools, churches and other organizations. A Christmas program should highlight the various traditions and symbols of Christmas and keep the audience entertained through songs, performances and special guest speakers. Make your next Christmas program one to always remember by thinking out of the box and using some creativity.

Christmas Program
Christmas Program (Image: Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Choir

A choir can be formed highlighting the traditional Christmas hymns, carols and songs. The choir can be the main focus of the program or it can be used to introduce and end the program at the beginning and end.

A choir can be formed highlighting the traditional Christmas hymns, carols and songs.
A choir can be formed highlighting the traditional Christmas hymns, carols and songs. (Image: Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Solo Performances

Solo performances may also be used to draw attention to a certain aspect of the program such as celebrating Christ’s birth or the spirit of giving. A solo performance can be used to excite and entertain the crowd or to create a somber mood for people to reflect upon.

A solo performance can be used to excite and entertain the crowd or to create a somber mood for people to reflect upon.
A solo performance can be used to excite and entertain the crowd or to create a somber mood for people to reflect upon. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Guest Speaker

Have a well known guest speaker give a speech during the program. If it’s a school program the speaker can be the principal or someone from the board of education. If it’s a church program, one of the pastors can speak or a famous Christian author or speaker.

Have a well known guest speaker give a speech during the program.
Have a well known guest speaker give a speech during the program. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Play

A play is great idea for a Christmas program to entertain the audience and send the message of the Christmas spirit. Plays can be created by a creative team or easily purchased to make it easier. The play can be musical theater or a straight play highlighting the acting ability.

A play is great idea for a Christmas program.
A play is great idea for a Christmas program. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Famous Christmas Readings

Have dramatic reading performances such as “The Night Before Christmas,” or “A Christmas Carol.” Dramatic reading can be used throughout the program as a transition between different performances. Dramatic readings can also be famous Christmas poems.

Have dramatic reading performances.
Have dramatic reading performances. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Bell Choir

Hire a bell choir or have some of the people involved in the program learn how to play the bells. A bell choir is perfect for a Christmas program. A bell choir can be used during the time period when people are walking in and finding their seats or as a prelude to the program.

Slide Show

A slide show can be used to highlight different events or activities that members of your organization have done during the Christmas season such as collecting food for the poor, Christmas caroling or serving at a soup kitchen.

A slide show can be used to highlight different events or activities that members of your organization have done.
A slide show can be used to highlight different events or activities that members of your organization have done. (Image: Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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