Merry Christmas

By David Dickson

Church Magazines

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Put on this Christmas program with your family or Primary.

Merry Christmas
  • Make a poster for each letter in Merry Christmas. Write the part for each letter on the back of its poster.

  • Choose a narrator and someone to hold up each poster. If you don’t have enough people, everyone can read more than one part.

  • If you’d like, dress up like shepherds, angels, and Wise Men. Line up in order as you read your parts.

Narrator:

Of all the Christmas wishes you can share this time of year,

There’s one phrase in particular we love to say and hear.

Those two words, Merry Christmas, put a grin on every face.

We thought you’d like to see each letter’s meaning, in its place.

M is for the manger filled with hay so soft and deep.

A humble bed where baby Jesus cuddled down to sleep.

Song: “Away in a Manger,” Children’s Songbook, 42–43.

E is for excitement that we feel the whole month through.

We laugh and play, sing Christmas songs, and smile at people too!

R can stand for red, a Christmas color, fun and bright.

Combined with green it makes our decorations look just right.

R also means reverent. As we think of Jesus’s birth,

We remember that our Savior came to live for us on earth.

Y is for yuletide, which means the Christmas season—

A magic time of love and kindness. Jesus is the reason!

Song: “Have a Very Merry Christmas!” Children’s Songbook, 51.

C is for candles that can fill our homes with light.

It also means the Christ child who was born that holy night.

H is for the happiness we feel this time of year.

Everywhere we go, we try to spread some Christmas cheer.

R is for rejoicing, living life with love and joy.

Our Savior gave a precious gift to every girl and boy.

Song: “Joy to the World,” Hymns, no. 201.

Iis for inviting, reaching out to make new friends—

Plates of cookies to deliver, Christmas cards to send!

S is for the shepherds watching over flocks with care.

They hurried off to Bethlehem to meet the Christ child there.

T is for togetherness, seeing family near and far,

Long trips to visit relatives by plane or train or car.

M is for a miracle. Heavenly Father sent His Son.

No one else could take His place. He was the Chosen One.

Song: “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35.

A is for the angels who brought tidings of good news.

To share those tidings with our friends is something we can choose.

S is for the star that guided seekers long ago.

That Christmas light still guides us now, no matter where we go.

Narrator: We wish you, “Merry Christmas!” It’s a lovely thing to say.

We’re glad you came to celebrate and sing with us today.

There’s only one more song to share before we soon depart,

A Christmas tune that touches each and every Christmas heart.

Song: “Silent Night,” Hymns, no. 204.