Teatime with Moses and Elijah – A Christmas Play

I wrote this a few days ago, among two others, as options for our Christmas Carol Concert play.

As one of the scriptwriters in my Drama Group at Church, I’ve always wanted to share the scripts I have written on this platform, and I’m happy I finally get to do that. I wrote this a few days ago, among two others, as options for our Christmas Carol Concert play.

If you do find it useful, go ahead and use it as you wish, and I look forward to sharing more.

I’d love some feedback too.

Thanks, everyone.

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Narrator: Before the Son was given, many waited in anticipation for the promise. They waited for salvation; they waited for redemption . . . they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it . . . but never received it. And from that distance, they stand and watch the recipients of what they waited so desperately for . . . they watch and drink some tea.

(Lights on)

(Moses and Elijah sit at Elijah’s porch in Heaven as they converse over cups of tea)

Elijah: More tea?

Moses: Nah. I’m good. I’ve had one cup too many.

Elijah: You’re really not into the tea craze, are you?

Moses: After all that manna? You would think I need something to wash it down.

(They both laugh)

Moses: What’s all that bright light coming from the little planet we used to live in?

Elijah: Have you forgotten? It’s December over there.

Moses: Oh, how could I have missed that. The festivities have begun.

(Moses shakes his head and looks sad)

Elijah: Why the long face?

Moses: You can’t tell me you don’t feel it too, the shallowness of it all in spite of the bright lights.

Elijah: I try not to focus on that much. You know I have the tendency to send down fire when I’m irritated . . .

Moses: Of course.

Elijah: But have you ever wondered how they miss it this much, considering all that we went through to have what they do . . .

Moses: Well, it’s easy to misinterpret the Son of God coming as the light of the world by covering your house and trees with bright lights.

Elijah: And how do you explain the reindeer?

Moses: That? Maybe the donkey that carried Mary into Bethlehem looked like a reindeer, I can see how one can mix up the two . . .

Elijah: The gifts?

Moses: God gave Jesus as a gift to the world, so they’re giving gifts too . . . that’s quite godly . . .

Elijah: And Santa Clause?

Moses: Please, don’t get me in that mix, it’s a very sensitive topic . . . I’ll pass.

Elijah: (sighs) . . . we gave up so much to receive the promise of the Savior. We were ridiculed, and we suffered much danger, we would have given our lives to experience the gift of salvation through the one that was to come, well, in fact, we did give our lives . . . and yet . . . these ones do well to miss the mark . . .

Moses: Don’t be too hard on them. If they understood how much they really need a saviour, they would recognize him.

Elijah: Then we must tell them the true meaning of Christmas, for their own good.

Moses: Well, you are the preacher, and I still stutter . . . take the stage.

(Elijah moves toward the audience and speaks)

Elijah: People of the world, listen to us. We understand how you all got caught up in the mix of what the season might suggest, but you don’t have to be confused. It’s in the name – ‘CHRIST-mas’. Get it? It’s about Christ, the Saviour of the world who came down to reconcile you to God. So as you hang your lights and put the gifts under the tree, remember, He is the Light. He is the Gift. He is the Tree of Life. Don’t get it twisted, it’s really all about him.

(Elijah walks back to the table)

Elijah: More tea?

Moses: Yes, please. Almost choked on your biscuits.

(Lights off)

10 thoughts on “Teatime with Moses and Elijah – A Christmas Play

    1. Thanks, Stu. It’s not really the kind of script I would write, so I struggled a bit with the banter. Humour is one tricky thing, as not everyone would get it. So I’m glad you like it. 😃
      I also hope the message is clear enough.

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