Christmas In Reverse

2006 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical
Includes Digital Products

A Children's Musical
by Kathie Hill and Melody Morris

Kathie Hill has done Christmas fore-wards and now, backwards! Instead of ending with the nativity, Christmas in Reverse starts at the manger then “rewinds” to give details on the events leading to the first Christmas. Teaming with co-writer, Melody Morris, Kathie provides a plethora of orchestral settings for this Broadway-styled musical. And long before the characters gather back at the manger, you will be touched (for the first or umpteenth time) by God’s reason for sending Jesus in songs like, You Chose Me, Waiting for Christmas and Come and Worship Jesus. So if you think you’ve chosen your musical for this year, it’s time to “rewind” and take a look at Christmas in Reverse.


Ages: 1st - 8th Grades
Set: present day stage or sanctuary
Costumes: Optional nativity costumes and Christmas in Reverse shirts
Voicing: Unison/2-3 part
Music: Easy to challenging
Drama: Simple narrations – can be read or memorized, simple to no stage action
Speaking Parts: minimum 5 children / 3 - 4 Adults or children
Solos: minimum of 10
Video options: Instructional/Movement DVD includes accompaniment video for “Come and Worship Jesus”
Performance Time: 35 minutes

Kathie's Note:This musical will surprise you. It seems so simple, but the impact is so great. People loves the emphasis on the manger and the fact that it is “Christmasy” from beginning to end. If you’re looking for a change from a theatrical musical, this work is for you. “Come and Worship Jesus” should be in every hymn book!

Titles Include:

  • It Came to Pass
  • Christmas in Reverse
  • Christmas in Reverse (reprise)
  • Eden Music (Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Opus 46: Morning Mood)
  • He Told You So!
  • Waiting for Christmas with Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  • You Chose Me
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks with Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Vobis Hdie Salvator (A Savior Is Born for You)
  • Come and Worship Jesus
  • Silent Night! Holy Night! (additional lyrics by Kathie Hill)
  • Shout Out Emmanuel! (reprise)
Quantity Discounts on Listening CDs
1 2-9 10+
$12.95 $7.95 $5.95


Product Image Item Name- Model Price
Listening CD - Christmas in Reverse

Listening CD - Christmas in Reverse

Jewel cased CD with full cover art and complete musical contains the entire musical with dialogue and songs. (2 -9 @ $7.95 ea / 10+ @ $5.95 ea.). IN STOCK
Compact Disc $12.95

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Listening CD Bulk Pack - Christmas in Reverse

Listening CD Bulk Pack - Christmas in Reverse

Paper sleeved CDs of complete musical with all song and dialogue. IN STOCK
Bulk Pack 10 CDs $49.95

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Choral Book - Christmas in Reverse - In Stock

Choral Book - Christmas in Reverse - In Stock

Songs, script, production notes, piano transcription. Limited Stock
Paperback $7.95

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Accompaniment CD - Christmas In Reverse

Accompaniment CD - Christmas In Reverse

Jewel cased CD with spilt left channel instrumentation/right channel choral vocals and stereo instrumentation only. (No dialogue or solos.). IN STOCK
Split/Stereo Compact Disc $89.95

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Live Performance DVD - Christmas in Reverse

Live Performance DVD - Christmas in Reverse

OOPS! WE DOUBLE ORDERED! Full performance of musical Christmas in Reverse by a children's choir. IN STOCK
DVD $19.95

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Instructional/Movement DVD - Christmas in Reverse

Instructional/Movement DVD - Christmas in Reverse

Choreography demonstrations for up to 7 songs in musical plus staging, costuming and prop instructions. IN STOCK
DVD $24.95

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Director's Aide Pages & Activity CD - Christmas in Reverse

Director's Aide Pages & Activity CD - Christmas in Reverse

Up to 200 downloadable PDF pgs of lesson plans, kick-off ideas, musical & spiritual activities and production & organizational helps. ACTIVITY CD includes up to 20 audio examples for selected Musical Activities in the Director's Aide pages. (Free CD shipped with physical product included in your order.)
Digital PDF $24.95

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Orchestrations - Christmas in Reverse

Orchestrations - Christmas in Reverse

6 songs downloadable orchestrations for 2/ violins and/or brass.
Licensed Digital PDF $24.95

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