Both charming and humorous, "'Twas the Year Before Christmas" features FAITH as its central theme: Faith in the word of the ancient prophets who foretell the coming Messiah; Faith in the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah and Elizabeth; Faith in the promises of the angel Gabriel to Joseph and Mary; and Faith that the fulfillment of those promises is the birth of Jesus, the Emmanuel. the children respond with the beautiful song adapted from Dvorak's "Largo", "I Believe". Flexible and easy to teach, "Twas the Year Before Christmas" is the perfect choice for church children's choirs, Christian schools or Sunday schools.
Simple narration and dialog, story and scripture
Speaking roles for 10-12 people
Keyboard accompaniment (full performance/accompaniment and listening discs also available
Difficulty Level: Easy
Voicing: Unison/Optional 2-part
Length: Approx. 20 minutes
Written and Arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram