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Christmas and Holiday

These shows all relate to Christmas and the Holidays. Use them to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.

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Hoppy Holidays
13 minute Christmas comedy, 3 men, 3 women, one off-stage voice
Every year, it’s the same old same old Christmas dinner. Sylvia’s big idea to mix things up this year is her reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas. Just as she starts, the party gets interesting when what to their wondering eyes who should appear?

Hanukkah Santa
10 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
Time to call the rabbi, this is a real emergency. After spending a frantic hour looking for his Santa suit, Sam went running out the door at 4 o’clock in the morning. It was bad enough when he wore it to a Purim party, but on Hanukkah?

A Santa-Mental Christmas
20 minute holiday comedy, 1 men, 2 women, 5 either
Santa is grumpy! The modern workforce of elves and reindeer makes him wish for the good old days. Will he get with the times?

‘Twas the Night
5 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
The tree is a mess and now all is wrecked; but thanks to his strategy, their Noel is perfect.

The Christmas Home Tour
15 minute comedy, 5 women
It’s a ladies’ day outing and the friends have tickets to their town’s annual Christmas Home Tour. This year, a newcomer to the group, Helen, has offered to be the chauffeur. Before they even get to their first home, she transforms from merry to harried thanks to her passengers’ rudeness, irritating habits, and short attention spans. Just when she’s about to toss in her Santa hat, the group decides it’s time to stage an intervention to improve her spirits. This audience-pleaser is guaranteed to keep everyone laughing from the very beginning through it’s delightful end.

Mr. Hartwell’s Christmas
35 minutes, 1 man, 1 woman, 4 either plus extras
Howard Hartwell has been a Santa at the downtown department store for a long time. This year, however, has taken a toll on him and he decides to find his Christmas cheer in a bottle. He’s fired. Sitting in a seedy alley, some unexpected magic starts to happen through which he discovers the real meaning of Christmas.

The Cat Lady Christmas
60 minute radio play comedy, 2 men, 3 women, 2 either
Cat-loving Corly promises her new beau, an allergist she met online, that she’s pet-free, but the opposite becomes hilariously true just as he’s about to cook her a Christmas Eve dinner.

Perplexing Polar Problems
10 minute comedy, 3 men, 3 women, 2 either
Problems in Santa’s Polar Kingdom have everyone in a titter!

Holiday Plays

Mrs. Claus
5 minute comedy, 1 woman
In this hilarious monologue, Mabel Claus describes the trials and tribulations of being married to the world’s most famous man for 541 years. A true Christmas gem!

Merry Magic
9 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
Herbert and Louise, alone for the holidays, find an unexpected way to create some holiday magic. A sweet and warmhearted play!

The Christmas Police
10 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
Bring out your tacky Christmas ornaments and don your worst holiday sweaters…then watch out for the Christmas Police!

Mrs. Claus Gets Menopause
10 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
Chaos erupts at the North Pole on the night before Christmas. As Santa gets ready for the busiest night of the year, Mrs. Claus lays a doozy on him. She is going through menopause and isn’t very happy about it.

Angel in Disguise…or how to get your husband to wear a costume
10 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
What’s a woman to do if she can’t get her husband to dress up like an angel for a costume party? The answer will have the audience laughing!

Sad Sack Santa
15 minute comedy, 1 man, 1 woman
Jay Evers, a part-time Santa, has had his fill of unruly, obnoxious kids. He’s done, but so are the vacation plans. When his wife offers to take his place, the bet is on.

Merry Christmas / Happy Thanksgiving
15 minute comedy, 1 man, 7 women
Nora posts an invitation to all her lonely neighbors and what a collection shows up! This show is so much fun!

Dance of the Sugar Plump Fairies
15 minute comedy, 1 man voice, 2 women
Two cleaning women arrive on stage to tidy up after a Nutcracker performance and end up finding their own vision for their future.

The Christmas Coffee
15 minute comedy, 3 women, 1 special walk-on role
The Senior Center’s social committee prepares for their annual Christmas Coffee but to everyone’s surprise, a hip-hop rapper steals the show. A light and lively holiday gem!

In One Door! Out the Other!
15 minute comedy, 2 men, 2 women, or 14 actors
An hilarious romp through a fictional, run-down flea-bag hotel recently marked for destruction, with colorful inhabitants from various backgrounds!

Frank’s 75th Christmas
20 minute comedy, 11 either
Laugh through this popular holiday play about an unhappy character who gets a special visit on Christmas Eve that changes his bad attitude and his listless life.

How to Marry the Rabbi
20 minute comedy, 1 man, 4 women
When the rabbi’s wife unexpectedly walks out on him, three women compete to win the rabbi’s heart. This heartwarming comedy is sure to be a hit!

How to Marry the Minister
20 minute comedy, 4 women
How many ways can women connive to get the minister to marry them? This easy, fun show can be pulled off with a minimum of rehearsal.

You’ll also like the short holiday plays in our book collections!

Skits for Seniors: Holiday Plays

Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol 1:

  • Santa Flunks Retirement
  • The Blathersons Give Back

Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol 2:

  • Visit to Santa
  • The Holiday Letter


A Collie for Christmas
30 minutes, 4 women, 1 either
Julie is determined to get a dog and when she does, it has troubles that only the veterinarian can cure. It’s a heartwarming holiday tale!

Home for the Holidays
30 minute comedy, 1 man, 2 women, 2 either
A homeless person appears in the neighborhood and in the end, reminds us that what is inside a person is more important than outward appearances.

The Midnight Rider
35 minute radio comedy, 8 men, 8 women or 8 either
The Midnight Rider is headed your way. Quick! Turn on the ‘radio’ to experience this delightful Christmas Eve comedy.

Christmas at the Lake
40 minute comedy, 3 men, 7 women
Jim is skipping the holidays this year but his stay at the lake cabin brings new revelations that change his outlook on life.

Scrooge with a Twist
40 minute musical plus carols, 1 man, 6 women, 12 either
A delightful retelling of the beloved Christmas story which has many twists. Audience participation makes it a fresh and entertaining piece for any audience!

Merry Christmas Caper
60 minute comedy, 4 men, 5 women
There’s been a robbery at the Senior Center just before the holiday celebration. With a problem administrator, will they be able to celebrate the holidays?

The Haunted Holiday Hotel
75 minute comedy, 5 men, 9 women, 6 either
The Haunted Holiday Hotel is jam-packed with zany characters and mysteries to solve. The fun and laughter can be enjoyed at any time of year!


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