Christmas Plays 2019

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When we talk about signs of Christmas, I suppose we mostly mean things that we can see – Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas lights. But for me, it’s the sounds of Christmas that really give me the Christmas feeling – and I don’t just mean Carols. Have you heard Junior Infants sing ‘The Wriggly Nativity’ – once you hear it, you’ll be singing it all day.

Senior infants will be telling us A Tale of Two Birthdays while the Second Class play is called Baubles – no doubt we’ll enjoy lots of singing from two very talented classes. I’ve seen some really interesting dances being rehearsed also – Ms. Kelly is a woman of many talents! I’ve heard one great second class song  – and I’m sure there are many more – so I know how good their play will be.  Sixth Class is performing Home for Christmas, a very topical play as it deals with the subject of homelessness and, with this in mind, we’ll be making a small donation from the proceeds, to a homeless charity. I’m really looking forward to all of the plays this year because I haven’t seen any of them before so it will be good to hear new songs and new sounds.

And, of course, First Class are telling the story of the Nativity, helped by their friends in fourth and fifth classes as well as our choir, the Adult Choir and the Folk Choir – so plenty of Christmas sounds to look forward to on the night of the Carol Service. We’ll be having our own little Carol service on the day of the holidays – always a lovely way to finish a busy week.

So there’s only one thing left to say – in the words of a famous song – have yourselves a merry little Christmas, let your hearts be light.