Twelve Plays for Christmas but not a Partridge in a Pear Tree is a collection of Christian dramas written by Skip Martin that explore the true meaning of Christmas. With an average running time of between thirty and forty minutes, each of these dramas has already been performed before live audiences of more than ten thousand people. Filled with lively characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of humor, each story keeps in view the goal of helping audience members develop a better understanding of the gift of Christmas. Any of the scripts in Twelve Plays for Christmas would make an excellent addition to a church Christmas program, Singing Christmas Tree, or other church event.
Skip Martin has the rare ability to touch peoples hearts with a unique presentation of the Good News.
The Rev. Dan Cracchiola, music minister, Grace Church, Sarasota, Florida
Skip Martin has given us a volume of Christmas plays that are delightful and entertaining The plays have conveyed the message of Christmas to all who have seen them performed. Having warmed the hearts and drawn the souls of thousands across the years, they will be a treasure to all who experience them.
Dr. Frank Crumpler, retired pastor, Alpharetta, Georgia
We found these scripts easy to use and added our own music to make a memorable program. Each play has a great message that the audience seems to relate to.
Becky Lawrence, drama director, First Baptist Church, Brandon, Florida
As a professional actor who has done many Christmas drama programs, my greatest thrill is when weve successfully touched not just the Christians in the audience but have affected the hearts and minds of the nonbelievers as well. Skip Martins plays do just that. I can attest to their effectiveness, the quality of the characters in them, and the ease with which they can be presented. I strongly recommend them!
Mark Woodland, actor, BFA Florida State University, Bradenton, Florida
These dramas crafted and created by Skip Martin are spot on. Having used them at two different Christmas productions, I can say first hand that they are witty, solid, and provide room for adding your own personal creative touch. If you are in need of dramas for your Christmas program, this should be your go-to source.
Mike Drury, lead pastor, Pine Hills Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana