Trying to prepare a holiday children's program is often a stressful affair for both the youngsters, who worry about memorizing their lines, and for their directors, who tear their hair out trying to make sure everyone attends rehersals, not to mention coordinating props and costumes. Mel Ann Coley has devised a way to lower the stress for everyone involved while still providing a meaningful experience. Her solution is in the form of a story told by a narrator, with children 'acting out' their parts. This frees children from memorizing lines, makes the program very adaptable (it's easy to add or delete characters), and allows for many ages to participate. It's perfect for churches looking for fun, easy-to-do resource that requires a minimum of rehersals and few props!