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Children's Songs, Plays, Musicals & Assemblies. Ages 2 to 11+

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD - The Real Saint Nick Christmas Play

Festive musical performance about a world of Christmas traditions. Samples / details below.
Min. Rehearsals: 1 week
Editable Scripts: TWO
Age Range:  5-11
Run Time: 20-90 mins*
Cast Size: 2 to 200 *

*Depending on content used

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD - The Real Saint Nick Christmas Play

Download Options

  • Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW)
    £19.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence
    £29.99

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more)
    £23.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-price 1 Year Licence
    £33.99
  • Extra CD (Duplicate of full priced CD) *Conditions Apply
    £8.00
  • Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only)
    £14.00

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"An EXCELLENT package with a high standard of scripts and wonderful songs. The show we staged was a great success!" | "REALLY GOOD! The parents loved it. It's going to be hard to beat!"

DESCRIPTION: HO-HO-HO! This fun-filled Christmas performance showcases some of the worldwide traditions associated with Santa. Featuring places as diverse as China, Russia, Australia, Africa, Brazil and France. This production also features the original story of St. Nicholas himself, showing how the legend of Santa began. It finishes with an optional nativity scene.
Your purchase includes: 10 fun, catchy songs. Vocal tracks and backing tracks included (no need for a pianist). TWO editable, rhyming scripts, giving total flexibility no matter what the size or ability of your cast. PowerPoint scenery, PowerPoint songwords, sheet music, detailed staging advice, and more. Script & song samples below.

UPDATE 2019: As of October 2019, this production has had a major upgrade: All audio tracks have been remixed and remastered. The final song now has an extra new verse. Both scripts have been slightly rewritten - both are now longer, whilst most individual lines have been shortened, making them easier for children to learn. The Production Notes document has been altered with even more staging advice, extra song ideas, new ways to involve songs from even more countries, and alternative scene suggestions. The PowerPoint Scenery file has all new images. Other PowerPoints, songsheet and sheet music have all been reformatted.

AGE RANGE: Originally this production was created for ages 7-11. However, we know of many infant departments (ages 5-7) that have successfully performed this play, by using the simple narrators script with a few basic alterations. Thus, we now advertise this play as being suitable for ages 5-11. But we do not recommend it for a cast made up mostly of 5 year olds.

PRODUCT OPTIONS: Click the i symbol on the left of each product option above to see what's included.

LICENCE REQUIRED: Buy your hassle-free licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you plan to perform any part of this work, in any way, then according to worldwide copyright law, you will need to buy a licence directly from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence you require. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD or download, by selecting one of the options above. Please see 'Licensing' tab for more info.

FAST DISPATCH: This product is in stock. We always aim to dispatch your order on the same day that we receive it. Please see the 'Delivery' tab for prices and delivery schedule.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD: Select one of the download options above and 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout and get everything you need instantly! You'll have immediate access to all the vocal & backing tracks (as MP3s) which you can burn to CD or transfer to a mobile device. Plus, you get scripts, ideas, song sheets, sheet music, etc... exactly the same material as if you'd ordered a hard copy by post. UK based schools can even use this system to order via invoice, and still get everything straight away. There's NO waiting for a link to be emailed. Download it all from this website now. PLEASE NOTE: The first download needs to be made to a computer. You can then transfer the material to your tablet / phone if required.

"EXCELLENT! The fantastic up-beat songs, truly represented Christmas around the world. It was also very interesting for staff and children to learn how children of the world celebrate Christmas. We're a very multicultural school and this helped us reinforce the inclusive nature of our school ethos. Thank you very much!"

Unable to play the above samples? Please click here to go to an MP3 sample page.

LICENCE REQUIRED: Buy your hassle-free licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you plan to perform any part of this work, then according to worldwide copyright law, you will need to buy a licence directly from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence you require. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD or download, by selecting one of the options above. Please see adjoining 'Licensing' tab for more info.

SCRIPT SAMPLES: Click below for script sample. This PDF also contains cast list and other important information about this product.

Christmas Around The World: The Real Saint Nick - SCRIPT SAMPLE Sample PDF

LICENCE REQUIRED: Buy your hassle-free licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you plan to perform any part of this work, then according to worldwide copyright law, you will need to buy a licence directly from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence you require. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD or download, by selecting one of the options above. Please see adjoining 'Licensing' tab for more info.

CAST SIZE: Very flexible. There are enough speaking parts for almost as many children as you want (minimum 1 or 2, maximum roughly 200). One script is a narrators’ parts only script and the other script is a playscript with around 15 acting parts, plus dozens of narrators' parts and walk on roles. Click for script samples and cast list

RUNNING TIME: Very flexible. Depending on which of the two included scripts you use, the estimated running time is about 40-50 minutes. However, this time span can easily be shortened to as little as 20 minutes or increased to anything up to 90 minutes. Suggestions for how to achieve this are included in the detailed 'Production Notes' which you find contained within your purchase.

SHORT ON REHEARSAL TIME? Ideally you should allow yourself several weeks for rehearsals, but if you're short on time, don't worry, we know from experience that it's possible to rehearse the simple version of this Christmas play in just a week or so. What's the secret? During the show, read from the simple 'narrators only' script so that no one has any lines to learn. As for the songs, simply divide them up! Don't get ALL the children to learn ALL the songs, instead share them between children, classes or year groups, so that no one has more than 2 or 3 songs to remember. If you follow this advice, you may even be able to rehearse this show in just a few days!* Save even more time and money by downloading now and starting your preparations straight away! *(Please note this is not a guarantee. Please listen to the songs and view the script before deciding how much rehearsal time your pupils will require.)

UK CUSTOMERS

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UK DELIVERY

UK STANDARD DELIVERY (£1.99): All physical CD orders are usually dispatched via standard first class royal mail within 24 hours of the order being received. Therefore under normal circumstances most customers receive their orders within 1-3 working days. However at peak times of the year (October to December) please allow a little longer for your order to arrive.

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OVERSEAS (Non-UK) DELIVERY

OVERSEAS [NON-UK] DELIVERY (£8.99) : NON-UK CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE BUYING FROM US:

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Deliveries will usually take 5-12  days to reach you depending on your location. However, this timescale is not guaranteed. Please note that at peak times of the year (November / December), or if you have ordered from a remote part of the world, then your order may take 2 to 4 weeks to reach you. For this reason we highly recommend that overseas customers consider buying downloadable products rather than physical products, which is always an instant way of receiving your purchase.

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DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

1A) Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW):

Select this option to simply download all you need immediately. You’ll have instant access to a folder containing everything you would find on the equivalent CD...

• MP3 music files (vocal tracks and backing tracks)
• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoints
• Full instructions

HOW IT WORKS: You’ll have immediate access to a download link via the ‘your account’ section on this website. Simply click on the link to download the product (Average size 50-90MB). If you are using a tablet or mobile device (e.g. ipad / phone), please ensure that the first download is made using a computer or laptop. You can then transfer the material to your mobile device if required.

1B) Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence:

If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you will normally require a performance licence. We are the only providers of the particular licence that you require. A one year unlimited licence allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want within a period of one year only. This licence normally costs £20, but if you buy it now at the same time as you buy the CD, you can have it at half price for just £10. For further information, or to buy a full price licence (if you’ve already purchased the CD) please see the licensing tab.


PHYSICAL OPTIONS

2A) CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more):

Select this option and we’ll dispatch an easy-to-use multipurpose CD, containing ALL that you need.

Please note there is no separate book. Simply print all you need from the environmentally friendly CD...

AUDIO - Place the CD in any audio CD player for:

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks

CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:

• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoints

COMPATIBILITY: The CD ROM section is only compatible with Windows computers. If you have an Apple device, or a machine with no CD/DVD drive, then please purchase the 'Instant Download' version (+ £8 'Extra CD' if physical audio CD is required).

2B) CD (As above) + Half price 1 Year Licence:

(Please see section 1b above).

2C) Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD):

No need to buy two full priced products. Just buy one full priced CD or Download and then select this option to get another Multipurpose CD for just £8. Please note, unlike other companies, we DO allow customers to make ONE copy only of any of our full priced CD / download products. However, if you are unable to make copies or if you just want to save time, then select this option.

CONDITIONS APPLY: This option gives you an exact duplicate of the full priced CD, but is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of a full priced CD or download. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

2D) Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only):

Each rehearsal CD contains vocal & music tracks only (I.e. no CD ROM section) on simple 'no-frills' CDs in a paper wallets. Only available in packs of four at £14 a pack. (If you require a large number of rehearsal CDs, please phone us for a quote as discounts are available for large orders).

CONDITIONS APPLY: This item is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of, a full price CD or download product. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

HASSLE-FREE LICENSING: EASILY BUY YOUR PERFORMANCE LICENCE NOW FROM AS LITTLE AS £10! NO FORMS, NO FUSS. Add it to the basket (using the 'product options' above) and you're instantly covered.

DO I NEED A PERFORMANCE LICENCE...

  • NO, a licence is not required... if you intend to use this product as something just to listen to, or to simply sing along to, either on your own, or with a group of children within a closed classroom setting. (i.e. No parents watching / no public audience / no public congregation of any description). Furthermore, a licence is NOT required if you are only using one or two songs as part of an 'act of worship' taking place in a church or in a school assembly.

  • YES, a licence is required by law... if you intend to stage ANY type of performance, using any part of this product, however small, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged or not, regardless of the age/ability of the children, and even if the performance is 'only for parents'. This is a legal requirement worldwide* and applies to all types of schools, churches, nurseries, preschools, children's groups, etc. *(In the UK via the 'Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988', and Worldwide via the 'Berne Convention' and the 'World Intellectual Property Organisation').

  • The 'performance licence' required can ONLY be obtained from us here at Learn2soar. General licences issued by PRS / CCLI /  MCPS and similar bodies DO NOT APPLY under any circumstances.

  • The quoted price of £10 is only available when the 1 Year Licence is purchased at the same time as the CD / download. If you choose to leave purchasing a licence to a later date, then you will have to purchase it at full price (currently £20) .

  • Please note that compliance checks are carried out each year. As a result of checks last year, several schools / nurseries / children's groups in various locations around the world, who performed our material without permission were fined. Please don't let this happen to you, by simply buying your licence now for the small price of just £10.

FURTHER DETAILS:  Click here for more information and frequently asked questions >>


Amazing
"These songs are amazing. Helps children to get the lovely facts about Santa, while having fun. My children loved performing it in front of their parents!!!! 😃"
by M.Williams

So good
"Every year we buy a learn2soar Christmas play with a pack of rehearsal CDs. We did the Real St Nick play two years ago. The songs and scripts are SO GOOD. And with all the extra free stuff that's included it's such great value. Great service too. Thank you."
by C Peacock - Head

Amazing
"I think the real st nick is an amazing play! We did it last year and the parents and children just loved it! I really would recommend it to anyone."
by L Abiodun

Excellent
"Thank you for the excellent Real Saint Nick play you sent to us. We were especially very thankful for the editable script which made life a lot easier for us. The play was well received, by an excited audience. We will be back for more next year."
by Mr R. Travis: Teacher

Excellent
"I downloaded The Real Saint Nick last year and I must say that it is an excellent package with a high standard of scripts and wonderful songs. The show we staged was a great success. Many thanks."
by Rebecca Partridge - Teacher

Fantastic
"Last year I downloaded and used The Real Saint Nick. It was a FANTASTIC SUCCESS!"
by Caroline Buckley, Teacher

Really good
"It was REALLY GOOD and the parents loved it. It's going to be hard to beat, but I can't wait to get started on this year's performance."
by M. Hill. Teacher

EXCELLENT
"'The Real Saint Nick' was EXCELLENT! It was filled with lots of fantastic up-beat songs that truly represented Christmas around the world. It was also very interesting for both staff and children to learn about how different children celebrate Christmas around the world. We are a very multicultural school and this theme helped us to reinforce the inclusive nature of our school ethos. Thank you very much."
by Victoria Scoular - KS2 Coordinator

We really liked this
"For the past seven years we've always used one of the Learn2soar Christmas musicals. They have all been utterly fantastic, but 'The Real Saint Nick' - WOW - We REALLY liked it a LOT! Thank you very much."
by N. Roberts

A Success
"I am a Primary School Teacher teaching 7 - 8 year olds. Last year I bought "The Real Saint Nick" from you and it was truly a success!! Many thanks."
by R Fuller