How to do a complete Christmas show!

Have fun and learn new skills with this Christmas show!

As a professional Christian children’s entertainer, Matt has given many hundreds of Christmas shows. We have taken his favourite show, filmed it, and split it up into twenty easy-to-learn sections so that you too can put on your own Christmas show. It includes a giant Christmas puzzle, puppet acts, a quiz and 14 magic tricks!

The pandemic has caused many churches to have to re-think how they do their children’s work, with much of it now online. Take this opportunity to have fun, learn new skills, and give the children in your church an unforgettable (online) Christmas programme!

Using these ideas, the right magic tricks and a bit of practise, you can create your own Christmas show. If you use everything, the show will last over an hour, but you can of course choose a few elements and create your own shorter, individualised Christmas programme.

Below you will find a video explaining how the show is built up, and a list of the 20 different elements of the show, with links to the ideas explaining what you need and how to do them.



Here are the twenty different parts of the Christmas show:  

1) The Christmas tree - a presentation of the Christmas Puzzle 

2) A ventriloquist act about trusting OR Your own act about trusting - the Slush Powder trick 

3) The Christmas candle - the second piece of the Christmas Puzzle

4) Mary’s meeting with the angel Gabriel - the Magic Bible Colouring Book trick 

5) Joseph’s reaction to Mary’s pregnancy - the Cut and Restore rope trick

6) Joseph and Mary searching for a place to stay in Bethlehem - the Joker Tube trick 

7) Immanuel; the relationship between God and his people will be restored - the Dean's box trick + the Energy Bar 

8) The Christmas turkey - the third piece of the Christmas Puzzle

9) Introducing the shepherds with two hand puppets and two children dressed up as shepherds 

10) God's love for the shepherds - the Lota Vase trick 

11) The unworthiness and dreams of the shepherds - the Headless Cartoon silks + the Useless Box 

12) Meet the sheep, Rocky the Raccoon and an amazing IKEA frog - the Zigzag trick 

13) The Christmas presents - the fourth piece of the Christmas Puzzle 

14) Introducing the Magi with a hand puppet

15) Following Jesus may cost you everything - the Sucker Dice Box trick 

16) A celebration in the stable - the Incredible Kettle trick + flash paper + dove pan + sponge cake 

17) The Cross - the missing piece of the Christmas Puzzle 

18) Explaining the meaning of the cross - the Chemical Cross trick 

19) The power of a quiz 

20)  Who is welcome in the stable? - the Magic Umbrella trick 

Download the complete PDF file with all the ideas and watch the demonstration video of the build up of the show

Below you will find a PDF file for you to download with all twenty ideas of the Christmas show and a demonstration video with an explanation of the build up of the whole show and the Christmas Puzzle 

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