Christmas With The Aliens

By Nikki Lewis
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Ages: 4-7
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Christmas With The Aliens is an enchanting modern nativity by Nikki Lewis. The traditional Christmas story is retold to some alien visitors who become stranded on earth and meet a group of schoolchildren rehearsing their Christmas play. Now available with Words on Screen™.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below.

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About Christmas With The Aliens


Christmas With The Aliens is a great nativity in which some alien visitors become stranded on earth with a broken spaceship. They meet a group of schoolchildren about to rehearse their Christmas play and are invited to watch it.

The aliens discover an amazing story and want the whole universe to hear it. But will they be able to mend their spaceship and travel back to outer space?

This delightful modern nativity musical by Nikki Lewis looks set to be a firm favourite for years to come. A great Christmas play for 4-7 year olds.

Now available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

Running Time:25 minutes approx.
Cast List:View cast list Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. You will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the player click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook. From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.

ISBN:9781906988036 Book & CD / 9781911430070 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.

 

Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Where Am I?
Well I Never!
Come On, Are You Ready?
Just A Little Bit Of Room
When The Angels Came
We Three Kings
A Star Kept Shining
Let The Universe Know His Name

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Synopsis of the story
  • Song notes
  • Cast list
  • Script and lyrics for 8 songs
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Additional alien sound effects
Words on Screen™ CD ROM

Words on Screen™ CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts, & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details

Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Additional alien sound effects
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£55.85

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Online Order Only)

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

More Info
£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Wow!

By Proud Mum of an Alien

Wo-hoo! What an outstanding nativity play! I've watched a fair few nativities over the years, but this one is something else. I'm still humming the tunes the week after Christmas. The songs are memorable, fun, challenging for the children, and full of the Christmas message. Skillfully written, positive, full of warmth for strangers and all good Christmas things. I'd highly recommend for any school. Well done Nikki Lewis!


Absolutely fantastic!

By Gabby Denham

We performed our play this morning to the rest of the school and I can’t believe how brilliant the feedback was! The children loved every minute of it, the songs, the acting and the general story line interested them! Many of the staff said it was one of the best plays they had ever seen! A fabulous script and would highly recommend! Looking forward to performing to parents tomorrow! Going to be hard to top but hopefully find an equally as good one next year!


amazing, parents loved it!!

By teacher

we did this with a group of 60 year 2 and 58 year 1 children who did a little dance mid way through. the parents said it was the best they had seen and were very happy with the show. can't wait til we can do it again. highly recommended.


Brilliant!

By Kate

We absolutely loved this show...we even had a parent make an amazing alien space ship for the performances with lights and smoke aswell! Don't know how we're going to top it this year!


WOW everybody loved it!

By Kathryn

This captured all the children's imagination and was very different to anything we have done previously. Great scope for scenery and costumes,our aliens had green faces and swimmimg hats!


FANTASTIC!

By Lizzie

This was the best Christmas Play that we have done....ever! The songs were great, the humour was just right and there was lots of scope for all abilities from our 3 to 7 year olds. Make this your next Christmas purchase...you won't regret it!


brilliant

By Sally

We did this nativity last year and my class were still wanting to sing the songs in july!. This is fantastic and we had great feedback from our parents. Thank you Nikki we hope you write some more for the future.


Fabulous

By d12258

We did Christmas with the aliens with our Year 3 children last Christmas (2009). Although this is the top end of the age-range we quite often choose a lower age range becasue we have a school with a majority of EAL children and learning lines is difficult for them. Sometimes we find it difficult to find musicals that appeal to a junior age group, but not to hard to learn. This musical fitted perfectly. The jokes and the language was easy to understand and the children loved it!! The songs were very catchy and many parents and staff thought that we wouldn't be able to find a better one than "Ralph the Reindeer" - which we had done the previous year and also loved. I would highly recommed this musical - it is excellent!


we haven't stopped singing yet!

By MUM

MY DAUGHTERS FIRST SCHOOL NATIVITY AND SHE LOVED EVERY SONG. SHE HASN'T STOPPED SINGING IT YET ( A WEEK AFTER THE PERFORMANCE) A GREAT HIT IN OUR HOUSE!


Christmas with the Aliens

By Martin

This Christmas play is simply magnificent and Nikki Lewis has excelled in her writing and composition. The Pre-Prep of Cheam school performed it on 11.12.09 after six weeks of hard preparation.nnThe songs are superb and beautifully written with wonderful musical contrasts that offer a great variety of opportunity.nnWe had three soloists who performed in three different songs as well as two dances by our Year 1 boys and girls.nnBecause of the freshness of ideas contained within the script and also, the fact that an alien theme is so unusual in a Christmas story, there is a wealth of opportunities to create special effects, costumes and props. All that is required is a good imagination!nnI cannot recommend this production highly enough and I hope that Nikki Lewis will write some more plays in the future.nnMartin lijinsky: Director of Music, Cheam Pre-Prep


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