Christmas Every Day

Book By: Burton Bumgarner
Play #: 2219
Pages: 31 pgs
Cast: 8 m, 8 w

As Christmas day approaches, a young girl asks her father for a story. He spins a delightful tale about a little girl named Betsy who makes a wish to have Christmas every day of the year. Her wish comes true. At first it is all very exciting, with Santa's visit, the opening of packages, the singing of carols, and the arrival of the cousins for dinner. But soon the daily repetition wears thin. Santa is too exhausted to deliver presents and goes to sleep in Betsy's living room. The carolers have no energy to sing, all of the forests are cleared of Christmas trees, and turkeys go for $1,000 each. Eventually the only food for Christmas dinners is sardines and cranberries. People become angry and throw packages at each other, houses are overflowing with toys, and everyone is worn out. After a year of Christmas every day, Betsy gets another wish, and she wishes for the holiday just once a year. Adapted from the short story by William Dean Howells, this play is a delightful Victorian tale of childhood imagination and the magic of Christmas. About 40 minutes.

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PORTAGE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 Performance(s)
PORTAGE, PA 12/14/2018
CLEARWATER SECONDARY SCHOO 1 Performance(s)
CLEARWATER, BC 12/20/2017
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY 2 Performance(s)
BUIES CREEK, NC 12/1/2017
VALLEY THEATER COMPANY 5 Performance(s)
PROSSER, WA 12/1/2017
WEST VIRGINIA THEATER EAST 3 Performance(s)
ARTHUR, WV 12/2/2011
SUCCESS R6 SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SUCCESS, MO 12/17/2009
NHS DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
NEWBERRY, FL 12/11/2008
THEATER ARTS FOR CHILDREN 9 Performance(s)
SPOKANE, WA 12/5/2008
DAVIDSON IB MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DAVIDSON, NC 12/17/2007
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
PEEKSKILL, NY 12/16/2006
CRANDON HIGH SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
CRANDON, WI 12/15/2005
YOUNG FOOTLITERS 3 Performance(s)
IOWA CITY, IA 12/2/2005
MARION MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MARION, VA 11/10/2005
PEN ARGYL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PEN ARGYL, PA 12/16/2004
LOWER TWP SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CAPE MAY, NJ 12/1/2004

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