It’s been quite a few years since I last saw a Christmas Nativity play. In fact, the only one I have ever seen is probably the one I was in at school back in the 1980s.
I went to a Church of England primary school where we visited the church at Christmas, Easter and during Harvest time. In my very first school play, I played a narrator, and most of the girls in my class played Angels. I wanted to be a narrator as I wanted a speaking part. My chance to show off and stand out from the crowd from an early age.
Both my niece and nephew will be taking part in Christmas plays this week. Unfortunately, I will miss both plays because my sister has her mother-in-law staying from Germany and I thought it would be great to give her the opportunity to see the kids.
My 3-year-old nephew was singing in his nursery play earlier today, and my niece will be an Angel, with a speaking part in a Christmas Nativity play tomorrow. My 6-year-old niece has been practising her one line off by heart and is really excited about this as she loves the opportunity to sing and dance.
It’s also the end of the year for ballet today. My niece started a new dance school in the summer and is now enjoying her new school and has also gone into the primary group from the pre-primary group which her friends.
The story of nativity and the actual meaning of Christmas
Christmas isn’t just about receiving presents its to celebrate the birth of a king! Many people have stopped celebrating it because Britain has allowed foreign religions to take over. Christmas has also become so commercialised that shops are open late Christmas Eve and they are even open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Retailers are greedy, and I can’t believe that people volunteer to work!
Christmas should also be about family, or at least it was when I was growing up, back in the days when Sunday trading was a sin.
The story of the nativity is all about the birth of baby Jesus. His parents, Mary and Joseph, rode on a donkey all the way from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Baby Jesus was born in a stable with a visit from the three wise men who came with gifts of gold, frankincense, and Myrrh. The shepherds also visited the newborn baby king.
I visited the Nativity Church in Bethlehem back in 1999, during a flying trip to Isreal. The church was packed full of people, and the Nativity part of the church was a lot smaller than expected. We weren’t allowed to take our cameras into Isreal at the time, which was unfortunate.
Have you seen a Christmas Nativity play this year? Maybe you are taking part in one or have previously taken part? Comment below or tweet some photos @AdminChick.