“Merry Christmas,” Friend, Dec. 2013, 10–11
Make a poster for each letter in Merry Christmas. Write the part for each letter on the back of its poster.
Choose a narrator and someone to hold up each poster. If you don’t have enough people, everyone can read more than one part.
If you’d like, dress up like shepherds, angels, and Wise Men. Line up in order as you read your parts.
Of all the Christmas wishes you can share this time of year,
There’s one phrase in particular we love to say and hear.
Those two words, Merry Christmas, put a grin on every face.
We thought you’d like to see each letter’s meaning, in its place.
M is for the manger filled with hay so soft and deep.
A humble bed where baby Jesus cuddled down to sleep.
Song: “Away in a Manger,” Children’s Songbook, 42–43.
E is for excitement that we feel the whole month through.
We laugh and play, sing Christmas songs, and smile at people too!
R can stand for red, a Christmas color, fun and bright.
Combined with green it makes our decorations look just right.
R also means reverent. As we think of Jesus’s birth,
We remember that our Savior came to live for us on earth.
Y is for yuletide, which means the Christmas season—
A magic time of love and kindness. Jesus is the reason!
Song: “Have a Very Merry Christmas!” Children’s Songbook, 51.
C is for candles that can fill our homes with light.
It also means the Christ child who was born that holy night.
H is for the happiness we feel this time of year.
Everywhere we go, we try to spread some Christmas cheer.
R is for rejoicing, living life with love and joy.
Our Savior gave a precious gift to every girl and boy.
Song: “Joy to the World,” Hymns, no. 201.
Iis for inviting, reaching out to make new friends—
Plates of cookies to deliver, Christmas cards to send!
S is for the shepherds watching over flocks with care.
They hurried off to Bethlehem to meet the Christ child there.
T is for togetherness, seeing family near and far,
Long trips to visit relatives by plane or train or car.
M is for a miracle. Heavenly Father sent His Son.
No one else could take His place. He was the Chosen One.
Song: “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35.
A is for the angels who brought tidings of good news.
To share those tidings with our friends is something we can choose.
S is for the star that guided seekers long ago.
That Christmas light still guides us now, no matter where we go.
Narrator: We wish you, “Merry Christmas!” It’s a lovely thing to say.
We’re glad you came to celebrate and sing with us today.
There’s only one more song to share before we soon depart,
A Christmas tune that touches each and every Christmas heart.
Song: “Silent Night,” Hymns, no. 204.