The Nativity Pageant by Neil Johnson

The Nativity Pageant by Neil Johnson

Would you rather read the nativity story or be a part of it? Using simple stage directions, easy-to-find props, two narrators, and a script that’s straight from the scriptures, this book helps you act out the familiar story of the first Christmas for your church, family, or friends. Start a new tradition this season with a simple pageant you’ll look forward to performing year after year.

The Nativity Pageant starts with Angel Gabriel visiting Mary and ends with Joseph following the angel’s warning and taking his little family to Egypt, where Jesus will be safe. It takes about 15 minutes to perform, plus it has the lyrics to four traditional Christmas hymns, if people wish to sing them.

Endorsements of The Nativity Pageant
“I love your beautifully written Nativity story. I hope you sell this play all over the world. What a blessing it will be to churches and families everywhere!”
Elaine S. Dalton. Former LDS General Young Women President


“All the resources and tools necessary to create a very meaningful production of the Nativity.”
Larry M. Gibson. Former member of the LDS Young Men General Presidency

“Neil’s respect for the original story, combined with his vast drama experience, will make this a valuable part of your church’s or family’s Christmas traditions.”
Dr. Melinda Lambert Baird. Director of Education and Community Outreach, Steinway and Sons

“Easy to perform and impactful in its simplicity and beauty.”
Brian Kelly. Writer and editor of Church magazines and other LDS Curriculum materials

About the author
Neil Johnson is an active member of his Christian church, and he loves the Nativity story. He taught English and drama in school for 44 years. Neil and his current wife Sharee both lost their first spouses to cancer. They married and blended their family of 15 kids, and they have 52 grandkids so far.

I wish I’d had this when my kids were little. Instead I’ll hang on to it and keep it with my Christmas stuff for a few years until I have grand-kids. We read the Christmas story each year on Christmas Eve and I would love to have had the kids act it out but it was out of my comfort zone and too much work. This little booklet makes it easy. You can have anywhere from 6 to 20+ people participate. The only thing it is missing is costuming suggestions.

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