Countdown To Christmas

By Mark and Helen Johnson
11 Reviews
Ages: 5-9
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Countdown to Christmas is a must-have nativity for children with something for everyone to enjoy! Start the Christmas countdown and prepare yourself for plenty of excitement on the way.

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

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This product is only available in a digital format and does NOT include a physical Teacher's Book or Audio CD. Once you have completed the checkout process, your link will be within your order confirmation email. Click the link to download the MP3 files of both the vocal and backing tracks and a PDF of the book.  The Instant Licence will be posted to you as normal.  

For more information on Instant Access PDF and MP3 packs, click here
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About Countdown To Christmas


With the help of a rather unusual Advent calendar, Countdown to Christmas charts the progress of a contemporary family as they battle their way through to the big day. With nine bite-sized cameos (ideal for individual classes), each with its own focus and theme song, this simple-to-stage show will not only have you smiling at the frantic pre-Christmas rush, but will also leave you with something special to remember long after Christmas is packed away.

All the elements that make a great Christmas are here: Christmas dinner, decorations, shopping, stockings, nativity plays, carol singing and even the festive hit single. Beautiful songs and a dazzling script ensure that this nativity for children will be a big hit - with children and parents alike.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

Running Time:45 minutes approx.
Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View cast list 1
View cast list 2
View cast list 3
Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Instant Access PDFs & MP3s:Instant Performance Licence & Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack
ISBN:9781901980677

Licence Information

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

Countdown To Christmas
Christmas Hit
Holly And Mistletoe
We're Going Shopping
He Is Immanuel
Enjoy My Christmas Dinner
Time To Sleep
Sing!
After Christmas

The following items are available for this product:

PDFs & MP3s

PDFs & MP3s

Instant Access: Please note that this product is only available in a digital format and does NOT include a physical Teacher's Book or Audio CD. You will receive a zip file that includes:

  • A read-only PDF of the Teacher's Book (text is not editable) with:
    • Synopsis of the story
    • Cast list and costume ideas
    • Props
    • Script
    • Music score and song lyric sheets for 9 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords
    • Licence and copyright details
  • mp3 files with:
    • Vocal tracks sung by children
    • Professional backing tracks
    • Extra tracks - Countdown introduction and Sing! piano version

Please note that after placing your order online you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link to access your Instant Access digital download. Alternatively log in to your Out of the Ark online website account and go to your My Instant Access PDFs & MP3s section to download your files.


You will have 3 attempts to download the files - you must SAVE first before opening the zip-file containing your download.


For full information on Instant Access PDFs & MP3s click here.

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.

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Downloadable Teacher's Book (non-editable PDF), Downloadable Audio Tracks (mp3s) & Annual Performance Licence. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY - No Physical Products Included

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£38.35
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). You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
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A fantastic epic!

By Miss Finch

This is the second time I have led this performance in school and last year, with our 6 Year 2 and 3 classes, it was a tall order but it was truly fantastic! The script was so easy to use and adapt for our large cast (with dancers etc) and the children were singing the songs well into the New Year. I would highly recommend it but ensure you have the time to cast and rehearse as it is a jam packed performance!


lala

By superstar

I love this


gr8

By Elzy

Performed this at my school I was Tick (main Role) it was amazing everyone enjoyed it :) xx


wow

By anna mai

preformed at school! was gr8


Loved it!!!!

By Rach

My class loved this, songs are so catchy!!!


it was amazing.

By Millie

I did it in the class production and I found it absolutley amazing.nI had to say `T` stands for turkey.


Fab!

By kitty

I did this play with my class this year and it was fab, the class absolutely loved the catchy songs and they loved the humour of the story line- I would highly recommend this for a Christmas production!


Lead Role

By Molly

I was Mum in the play (Main Role)nand i enjoyed it!!!


WOW

By Molly

I did this for my play and it was the best thing to do so i really like it.


Amazing

By Dandaman

Had a great time with this production when I was in primary school. ( I was Tock)


Brilliant

By Jackarias

Having been heavily involved in this production in the past, I can honestly say I have never yet to find any other Christmas nativity musical that matches this - another totally unique production from 'Out of the Ark'!


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