St. Nicholas Day Assembly - Mystery of the real Father Christmas
What happens when St. Nicholas and Santa Claus come face to face? Is there room for two Father Christmases or must one go? Read on to find out!
Although on the surface this is just a light-hearted encounter between 'the two Father Christmases', it could also be used to look at the deeper issue of Spiritualism versus Consumerism at Christmas.
Duration: Around 10 minutes (This could be lengthened by the inclusion of carols and poems e.g. Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Cast of 32 – easily adjusted up or down
Other Christmas scripts written by Sue Russell available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com
Narrator: What a life! No wonder you were made into a saint, just one century after your death!
St. Nicholas: It is something of a miracle that my popularity has continued. And that I am still going round, giving out gifts, both before and after December 5th.
Narrator: Which is, of course, St. Nicholas Eve. And you're busy again, up to and including Christmas Eve?
St. Nicholas: Indeed I am. So if you'll excuse me. I have work to do!
(Sound of reindeer bells. Enter Santa Claus on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Santa leaps off and nearly knocks St. Nicholas over with his bulging sack full of toys)
St. Nicholas: Hey, careful with that sack!
(Mutters under his breath) And with that belly! Somebody has been taking a few extra helpings of Christmas pudding!
Santa: What's that you say? I happen to think this year's outfit, like last year's, is the perfect fit!
St. Nicholas: So. Who are you dressed up as?
Santa: (Aghast) Pardon?
St. Nicholas: Well, you're obviously in costume! What is the name of this jolly elf you are supposed to be?
(Santa turns to Narrator)
Santa: Is this guy for real? Does he really not know who I am?
Narrator: It would seem that way. Perhaps it's time for some introductions.
(Turns to St. Nicholas)
Narrator: St. Nicholas, meet Santa Claus.
(Turns to Santa Claus)
Narrator: Santa Claus, meet St. Nicholas.