Yesterday was the annual Christmas Pageant. Chuck was an excellent narrator, and Buddy was a sheep. Sheep are supposed to wander, right? And Mama was the chief shepherd. It was my job to herd the two (young) shepherds & two (younger) sheep on & off stage.
The pageant was very well done. The kids rehersed in Sunday school a few weeks ahead of time, but there was no time to do a dress rehersal in the actual church.
They did a "A night before Christmas' type theme, modified to "A night before Christ's birth," and told the story that way.