Operation Christmas Child

2002 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical
Best Children's Recording
Includes Digital Products

A Kids Musical based on the shoe box ministry of Samaritan's Purse
Kathie Hill

Spend your Christmas at Fort Faithful with peace-keeping troops led by Sergeant Smarter with Private Eye, Private Elvis Presby, and Private Gomer Smyle as Unit 12-25 embarks on a mission called Operation Christmas Child. But just who is this "Christmas Child" and what's inside the many gifts they must deliver?

Written to promote the "shoe box ministry" of the Christian relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child is an inter-active musical experience to involve your boys and girls in this worldwide child outreach. Veteran children's writer, Kathie Hill, has created a humorous, yet touching scenario to emphasize the gift of Jesus' birth and the motive for sharing our blessings with others. Incorporated into the story line and included in the Director's Aide and Video is a message from Samaritan's Purse president, Franklin Graham, along with footage of children across the globe receiving their Christmas shoe boxes. These images, combined with songs like "Christmas Started With a Present," "First John 3:16" and "Simple Things" will highlight the needs of others while the characters in Operation Christmas Child will touch your congregation's funny bone and challenge everyone to participate in this vital ministry.

Ages: 1st - 8th Grade
Speaking Parts: 9 characters, plus several narrations
Solos: minimum of 10 solos
Set: For Faithful, home of Special Forces Unit 12-25
Costumes: camo shirts and black pants
Voicing: Unison/2-part
Music: EASY
Drama: EASY
Video options: Instructional/Movement Video includes shoe box ministry promo video for use in performance
Performance Time: 45 minutes

Kathie's Note: This musical is the perfect way to start or augment an Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection. The script is filled with humor and boys love the military setting. The work has high production value and great songs like “Lots and Lots of Boxes’ and “Simple Things.” ‘Come and Worship Jesus.” will bring you to tears!

Song Titles:

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Lots 'n Lots 'o Boxes
  • Christmas Started with a Present
  • The Story of the Christmas Child includes What Child is This?
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
  • First John 3:16
  • We're Blessed to Bless Again
  • Simple Things
  • I Will Worship You
  • Operation Christmas Child
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Listening CD - Operation Christmas Child - SALE PRICED

Listening CD - Operation Christmas Child - SALE PRICED

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.)
Compact Disc $9.95

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Listening CD Bulk Pack - Operation Christmas Child

Listening CD Bulk Pack - Operation Christmas Child

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

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Choral Book - Operation Christmas Child

Choral Book - Operation Christmas Child

Downloadable pdf of all songs, script, production notes & piano transcription for Operation Christmas Child musical & information for packing OCC boxes with permission to make 3 copies . Additional copies require purchase of additional 3x license/s. File is 116 pages.
Licensed Digital PDF (3x) $11.95

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Accompaniment CD - Operation Christmas Child

Accompaniment CD - Operation Christmas Child

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

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Instructional/Movement DVD - Operation Christmas Child

Instructional/Movement DVD - Operation Christmas Child

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

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Director's Aide Pages - Operation Christmas Child

Director's Aide Pages - Operation Christmas Child

Up to 200 downloadable pgs of lesson plans, kick-off ideas, musical & spiritual activities and production & organizational helps.
Digital PDF $24.95

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Orchestrations - Operation Christmas Child

Orchestrations - Operation Christmas Child

Downloadable orchestrations for 6 songs for brass & sax.
Digital PDF $24.95

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