The Perfect Gift

A Christmas musical by Dan Zigler and Elton Smith
In English / Em Português / En Español / Photos

This play is our Christmas gift to you. We carefully selected some of our original Christmas songs and built the play around them. When we discovered a missing song, we wrote the duet sung by Mary and Elizabeth in Scene 3. Please tell your church drama group and music director about our site.

This play and the songs within it are freely available for non-profit use by churches and other organizations. The songs are registered with CCLI. We do not require CCLI membership in order to use them.


The Perfect Gift (English)

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# Scene Title Song or Poem
1 Prologue  
2 The Angel Visits Mary Mary's Song
3 Mary And Elizabeth For The Wonder Of God's Love
4 Joseph and Mary Arrive in Bethlehem More Than A Child
5 Angels Visit The Shepherds In The Field Behold A Miracle
6 Jesus Is Born Born To Be Our King
Oh What A Wonder
7 Herod And The Wisemen  
8 The Gifts Of The Magi Wisemen Still Seek Him
9 Epilogue God Gave the World
- Staging Instructions


O Melhor Presente: O musical em Português

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# Título da cena Canção
1 Prólogo  
2 O Anjo Visita Maria O Cântico de Maria
3 Maria e Isabel Seu Maravilhoso Amor
4 José e Maria Chegam a Belém Mais Que Um Menino
5 Os Anjos Visitam os Pastores no Campo Eis Aqui o Milagre
6 Jesus Nasceu Nasceu para ser nosso Rei
Oh! Que Maravilha!
7 Herodes e os Reis Magos  
8 Os Presentes Dos Reis Magos Homens Sábios Procuram
9 Epílogo Deus Deu Ao Mundo


El Regalo Perfecto: En Español

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# Título de la escena Canción
1 Prologo  
2 El Angel Visita a Maria El Canto de Maria
3 Maria y Elisabet Maravilla de Amor
4 Jose y Maria llegan a Belen Mas que un Bebe
5 Angeles Visitan a los Pastores en el Campo El Gran Milagro
6 Nace Jesus Vuestro Rey Nacio
¡Que Maravilla!
7 Herodes y los Magos de Oriente  
8 Regalos de los Magos Los Sabios lo Buscan
9 Epilogo Al mundo Dio

Photos by Choateville Christian Church

I just wanted to say a very special thank you to Songs of Praise for publishing your play material on line. So many of our church members wanted to be involved in a Christmas play and I was at a loss trying to locate a drama/musical play that seemed to suit our needs. God used your website to answer my prayers of a small country church. We ran the play two nights and the following Sunday morning, a lady who was visiting came forward in tears and said that God had touched her heart in a way she had never been touched before thanks to the special words written in "The Perfect Gift" Christmas play. - Kathy Hutcherson, Choateville Christian Church

Mary and her grandchildren Mary and Elizabeth The innkeeper and Joseph The shepherds The angels The shepherds visit Jesus James and the children The Nativity Herod and the wisemen James, Mary and the children The wisemen visit Jesus Joseph and Jesus

Photos by Ebenezer Igreja Cristã

Dear brother, Last sunday, we've done the play. It was wonderful, everyone went home blessed and 4 souls were born again for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of unbelievers saw the play, and I'm sure that in the next weeks they will return to surrender themselves to Jesus. God Bless your work as Authors, and I hope that we had completed it turning it into practice. Blessings in Christ Jesus. Faithfully yours, Henrique Morais, 18 December 2001

Mary Mary and the Angel Mary and Elizabeth Older Mary and the grandchildren The angels and the shepherds The innkeeper and Joseph The Nativity Herod and the wisemen Herod and the wisemen

Photos from El Regalo Perfecto

Just want to let you know that the play was performed on Saturday evening and it was a total success!! Everyone loved it! The children did a wonderful job! We had a lot of non-christian visitors that evening and they left our temple so rejoiced and blessed!!! - Karina Ramirez, December 19, 2005

Mary Mary and the angel The choir The choir The shepherds The sheep The Nativity Herod and the Wisemen