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ITS A CRACKER - Childrens Christmas Songs and Scripts

A cracking Christmas performance for Early Years and Infants. Samples / details below.
Min. Rehearsals: 1 week
Editable Scripts: TWO
Ages: 3-7
Run Time: 10-35 mins*
Cast Size: 2 to 100+ *

*Depending on content used

ITS A CRACKER - Childrens Christmas Songs and Scripts

Download Options

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

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts & more)
    £23.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-Price Annual 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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"These songs are just great! Thank you so much!" G. Lord - Teacher

DESCRIPTION: Nine entertaining Christmas songs about Santa, mistletoe, snow, etc. are mixed with a real cracker of a rhyming script. Two versions of this time-saving script are included in your purchase: Simple and Very Simple - both scripts are fully editable. (Click 'Script Details' tab for samples and more info).
With vocal tracks and backing tracks, PowerPoint scenery, piano score sheet music, detailed staging advice and more, you have all you need on CD or download, for a fantastic Christmas show to thoroughly entertain your audience (and hopefully none of the cracker jokes will make them groan too much)!!! Recommended for ages 3-7. Extremely easy to learn and stage. (Click 'Song Samples' tab to hear samples from every track).

PRODUCT OPTIONS: Click the i symbol on the left of each product option above to see what's included, or see the adjoining 'Options' tab

LICENCE REQUIRED: No forms, no fuss! Select an option above which includes a licence, complete checkout and you're instantly covered. To clarify, according to worldwide copyright law, you need to buy a licence directly from us before any performance of this nativity takes place. 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, complete checkout, and download everything you need instantly from the 'Your Account' area on this website. For further details, please see the 'Options' tab.

"A LOVELY performance which parents and children thoroughly ENJOYED. The easily adaptable script suited the varying needs and large numbers of pupils. The children enjoyed the songs and were able to pick them up very quickly. We really liked all the accompanying resources and suggestions. WONDERFUL!" C. Starkey – Y2 teacher.

 

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.

ABOUT THE SCRIPTS: This Christmas performance comes with two similar scripts, both of which are fully editable. The main script is suitable for infants (ages 5-7) and the simplified version of the same script, is more suitable for younger preschool children (ages 3-5). The simplified script also gives alternative song ideas in case you feel that one or two of the songs are slightly too difficult for the youngest children in your group.
In this performance, 7 crackers are brought on stage (this can be real crackers, children dressed as crackers or just pictures of crackers - further staging ideas included with your purchase). Each cracker has a letter on the front of it so that side by side they spell the word C-R-A-C-K-E-R. Each letter stands for something that has been hidden inside that cracker. As the crackers are then pulled one-by-one through the show, the children sing a song about what was hidden in each cracker.

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

It's A Cracker - SCRIPT SAMPLE.pdfSample 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! With 2 editable scripts, you can perform this musical with just a few children or with well over 100. Please note that this Christmas production is not about the nativity story as such, BUT if you want you can still easily have Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Kings and Angels etc... all involved near the end of the show during the second last song. Ideas for how to involve the children are included in the 'production notes' which can be viewed on the CD or in the download.

RUNNING TIME: The estimated running time is about 20-30 minutes. However, this time span can easily be shortened or lengthened significantly. Suggestions for how to do this are included in the detailed 'Production Notes' which you find contained within the CD / download.

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

BUY NOW ONLINE: Select an option above and click 'Add to basket'. Complete the checkout process and choose to pay safely and securely via credit/debit card or via PayPal. UK based schools can also use this method to pay via school invoice (see below).

TELEPHONE ORDERS: Telephone credit / debit card orders are very welcome on 0844 357 8473 (Phone lines open Mon to Fri, 8AM to 6PM)

UK SCHOOL INVOICE ORDERS: Official UK School orders are very welcome (30 day credit). Purchase orders are not required. Account set-up is not required. Just complete the checkout process on this website and on the final page select the Invoice button. If you need to send us a 'Purchase Order Number', there is an optional input box beneath the invoice button, where you can add an order number if required. Your invoice is then available to print on the following page and any download items you have ordered become instantly available in the 'Your Account' area of this website. Any CDs you have ordered are dispatched asap with a copy of your invoice included.

You may send us official orders via phone / email (Contact Details). However, for speed and ease of use, we strongly recommend that you order via this website at the same time.

The invoice method of payment can only be used by registered UK school addresses. This does not include privately owned preschools / daycare / nurseries / playgroups / churches / charities / home addresses. Instead, these types of customers should purchase using a credit / debit card or PayPal.

WORLDWIDE (NON-UK) CUSTOMERS

BUY NOW ONLINE: Just select one of the product options above and click 'Add to basket'. Complete the checkout process and choose to pay safely and securely via credit card / debit card or via PayPal.

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If you have any problems in completing your payment, please phone us on the numbers below. We'll be happy to help in any way we can. Or, if you would like us to call you instead, then please send an email to orders@learn2soar.co.uk informing us of the difficulties you are having, along with your phone number and the best time for us to call.

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SCHOOL INVOICE ORDERS: Our school invoicing system is NOT normally available for use by non-UK customers. However, in exceptional circumstances (e.g. if your school's payment procedures prohibit the use of a credit card), then we will provide goods for overseas schools, with a 30 day credit invoice, providing your establishment passes our security checks. There is also an additional 'Overseas Banking Charge' of £10 for this service, to cover the banking costs we incur for accepting a bank payment in a foreign currency. Please email us at orders@learn2soar.co.uk if you wish to receive your goods with a 30 day invoice, along with the additional £10 charge.

CUSTOMS DUTY CHARGES: We are currently not aware of any country in the world, which will charge you an additional customs charge or import charge for any of our goods or services. However, this is not a guarantee. Please check your local laws and customs regulations for clarification. In the unlikely event that you do incur a customs / import charge, Learn2soar Music will not be held accountable in any way, and the entire cost of the customs / import charge will be the responsibility of you, the customer.

UK DELIVERY

UK STANDARD DELIVERY (£1.99): Physical orders are usually dispatched via standard first class post within 24 hours of the order being received (except on weekends / public holidays). 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.

UK NEXT DAY DELIVERY (£7.50): The option for UK customers to have their order delivered via 'guaranteed next day delivery' is available for phone orders only on 0844 357 8473. However, during times of heavy demand, we reserve the right to withdraw this service without notice. Orders via 'guaranteed next day delivery' must be placed before 2PM.


OVERSEAS (Non-UK) DELIVERY

OVERSEAS [NON-UK] DELIVERY (£8.99) : Physical orders are usually dispatched via 'Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Service' within 24 hours of the order being received (except on weekends / public holidays).

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. Or, combine the two options... purchase the download version to have now, plus the low price 'Extra CD' option to slowly make it's way to you.

EXPRESS OVERSEAS DELIVERY (£23.99): Alternatively, if you require your physical goods as urgently as possible, then we do have an express overseas delivery option available, which can get the goods to you in approximately 2-5 days (depending on your location). To purchase this express service, please visit the following page to add the £15.00 expedited delivery option, which is in addition to the standard £8.99 overseas delivery costs (Total express overseas delivery costs therefore become £15.00 + £8.99 = £23.99) https://www.learn2soar.co.uk/expedited

BFPO: British Forces Personnel based Overseas are counted as UK customers and can ignore the above information as long as a "BFPO" address is used.

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

HOW TO DOWNLOAD:

Select one of the download options above and 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout process 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:

(1) COMPATIBILITY: The download content is compatible with all devices, however, the first download needs to be made to a computer. You can then transfer the material to your tablet / phone if required

(2) RENEWAL: Download links are valid for 3 months and for up to 20 download attempts. We advise you to save the download to a secure location, and to also make a back-up copy on a different device. If you somehow lose your saved download files, don't worry, your link can be reset / renewed for FREE on ONE ocassion only, provided the initial purchase was less than a year ago. If you then need your link to be reset yet again, or if your original purchase was more than 12 months ago, there will be a small charge each time. To renew / reset now, please click here: RESET / RENEW

COMPARE 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, backing tracks and sound effect tracks)
• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords
NO LICENCE INCLUDED 

UNLICENSED VERSION: If you select this option, then it can ONLY be used for personal listening / viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only. I.e. NO parents watching, no audience or congregation of any description. No performance of any type is allowed. You can still use one or two songs only as part of a church service, or as part of a collective worship assembly in school, but in these circumstances strictly no script use is allowed. Therefore, if you do want to stage a performance, please purchase the licensed version instead. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

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

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, backing tracks and sound effect tracks)
• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords
LICENCE INCLUDED

LICENSED VERSION: If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you are required to purchase a performance licence from us. 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 download, by selecting this option, you can effectively have it at half price for just £10. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.


PHYSICAL OPTIONS

MAIN CD PRODUCTS:

Select one of the main CD options 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.

(1) 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).

(2) REPLACEMENT DISKS: We allow you to make ONE copy of your Multipurpose CD. If you then need a replacement disk, or an extra copy for any reason, at any time, then you can purchase an £8 Extra CD (See below).

COMPARE CD OPTIONS:

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

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

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects

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
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords

LICENSING

NO LICENCE INCLUDED 

UNLICENSED VERSION: If you select this option, then it can ONLY be used for personal listening / viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only. I.e. NO parents watching, no audience or congregation of any description. No performance of any type is allowed. You can still use one or two songs only as part of a church service, or as part of a collective worship assembly in school, but in these circumstances strictly no script use is allowed. Therefore, if you do want to stage a performance, please purchase the licensed version instead. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

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

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

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects

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
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords

LICENSING

LICENCE INCLUDED

LICENSED VERSION: If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you are required to purchase a performance licence from us. 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, by selecting this option, you can effectively have it at half price for just £10. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

EXTRAS:

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 tracks & backing 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.

PERFORMANCE LICENCE

SUMMARY: Buy your hassle-free performance licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select an option above which includes a licence, complete checkout and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you want to stage any type of performance of this work, anywhere in the world, regardless of the age of the performers, regardless of whether admission is charged or not, and even if the performance is 'parents only', then you must obtain a performance licence directly from this website, either by purchasing one of the licensed versions above, or by purchasing a full price licence from our PERFORMANCE LICENCE page at a later date.
If you choose instead to purchase one of the lower-priced unlicensed versions above, then the songs/script can only be used for personal listening/viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only, with no audience of any description.

DO I NEED A PERFORMANCE LICENCE:

  • NO, a performance licence is not required if you intend to use this product as a teaching aid, or 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 setting. I.e. No parents watching / no public audience / no public congregation of any description. Furthermore, a performance licence is not required if you are using one or two songs only, as part of an 'act of worship' taking place in a church or in a school assembly (no script performance allowed).

  • YES, a performance licence is required by law... if you intend to stage ANY type of performance, using any part of the included songs / scripts, 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 Music. General licences issued by PRS / CCLI /  MCPS and similar bodies DO NOT APPLY under any circumstances.

  • The offer on this product page for a 'half-price licence' is only available when your performance licence is purchased at the same time as your CD / download, by selecting the appropriate product option above. If you choose to leave purchasing a licence to a later date, or if you want to purchase your licence as a separate transaction, then you will have to purchase it at full price (currently £20). To now purchase a full price licence, please visit our PERFORMANCE LICENCE page.

  • ALL our licences are valid for one year only, commencing from the date of purchase. If you want to re-perform the same musical in future years, then a new full priced licence will need to be purchased from Learn2soar Music at that time.

  • 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: Please visit our PERFORMANCE LICENCE page for more information and frequently asked questions.


RECORDING LICENCE

SUMMARY: If you are planning to sell recordings of your Learn2soar performance, then please read the following information, or visit our RECORDING LICENCE page:

FREE FOR PERSONAL USE: You can record a performance which uses any of our works at any time, FREE of charge, provided it is for PERSONAL use only, and is not posted online via any website or social media platform.

RE-SALE: If you would like to record your performance in order to re-sell that recording on CD / DVD / private online subscription, then that is not a problem. A small fee may be due. Please visit our RECORDING LICENCE page for up to date pricing.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED:

1) Re-sale of recordings of any of our publications made by private individuals / private companies is not allowed without the express permission of Learn2soar Limited.

2) No recording may at any time be publicly posted anywhere on the internet or social media channels (e.g. YouTube / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter) and may not be broadcast via any means without the express permission of Learn2soar Limited. IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT ABOUT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE PURCHASING.


DIGITAL SITE LICENCE (MULTI-USER LICENCE)

WHAT IS THIS LICENCE FOR: This licence is for customers who wish to share media they have purchased from Learn2soar Music with other users in their network, either by placing it on a shared drive, or by transferring it to various devices.

WHEN IT'S FREE: You may copy the files contained in any Learn2soar product, to no more than FOUR devices, without having to buy a digital files site licence. The files must remain on those devices only and may not be shared with further devices in any way, shape or form. The term 'devices' includes computers / tablets / phones / interactive boards / televisions / music playing devices / usb sticks / external storages / cloud space / network servers / etc.

WHEN IT'S NOT FREE: If you want to share Learn2soar digital files or media with five or more devices, either by placing our material on a shared drive, OR by transferring the material to further stand-alone devices, then you will have to purchase a digital files site licence from our DIGITAL SITE LICENCE page. The type of licence you require, simply depends on the total number of devices that the material is placed on, or accessed with. See our DIGITAL SITE LICENCE page for pricing and further information.


Recommended
"We loved using this show in our small school. We have a wide range of ages and it suited everyone perfectly. We substituted one or two songs with songs from some of your other productions for older children, but the script was perfect for what we wanted and although the cracker jokes are intended to make people groan, the audience were genuinely laughing out loud. The parents loved it. I've gladly recommended it to several colleagues in other schools. Cheers."
by Karen Jenkins

Great
"This musical was just great to use! Thank you so much!"
by G. Lord - Teacher

Thank you
"Many thanks for sending out the CD so promptly - the children thoroughly enjoyed it! A true cracker of a production."
by Ms Jones

Fantsatic
"Every year for the last five years we've used one of the Learn2soar Christmas plays in our preschool, including this one. They are all absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended. Thank you very much."
by Debborah Ewing

Amazing
"We did "It's A Cracker" last year - it was simply AMAZING!"
by S Brown

A Lovely Performance
"We purchased 'It's a cracker' this year for our two year 2 classes (approx. 60 children ages 6-7). The easily adaptable script suited the varying needs of our pupils and the large numbers of children. The children enjoyed learning the songs and were able to pick them up quickly. The accompanying CD-Rom had lots of wonderful resources and suggestions. We particularly liked the scenery which could be used on a projector. A lovely performance which the parents and children thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you."
by C Starkey