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The Very Bestest Christmas Present
Small to Medium Cast Short Christmas Skit

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THE VERY BESTEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT

CAST LIST
Running Time: 15-20 minutes
Cast of 5-13, all can be Male or Female
Easily adapted for smaller/larger cast

NORMAN (or NORMA):  (M/F, 50 LINES.)

SALVATION ARMY SANTA: (M/F, 17 LINES.)

MR. (or MRS.) TIP-TOP: (M/F, 12  LINES.)

MRS. (or MR.) HUSTLE-BUSTLE: (M/F, 12 LINES.)

SHYSTER SAM: (M/F, 13 LINES.)

TOY MONKEY: (M/F, 1+ LINE.)

MANNEQUIN #1: (M/F, 1+ LINE.)

MANNEQUIN #2: (M/F, 1+ LINE.)

ELFRED THE ELF: (M/F, 8 LINES.)

ELVINA THE ELF: (M/F, 12 LINES.)

SHEILA (OR SHELDON): (M/F, 11 LINES.)

HAROLD (OR HARRIETTE): (M/F, 11 LINES.)

TINSEL: (M/F, 6+ LINES.)

PERFORMERS (Unlimited number): (M/F, 5+ LINES.)


Special: Script: $7.95, Royalty: $50.00 / $25.00



"Thank you for providing us The Very Bestest Christmas Present! We had a lot of fun practicing and performing it and when we were through the kids wanted to know what the next play was going to be!"
Kelly McClain, Marysville Theatre for Young Actors, WA



THE VERY BESTEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT
SONG - WORDS & MUSIC

"The Very Bestest Present"

I got it!
You got it?
I got it, got it, got it!
It's mine, not yours!
It's the very bestest present in the whole wide world!
It's big, it's bright, it's beautiful!
It's gorgeous and so suitable!
It's big, it's bright, it's so unique...
It's only found in La Boutique!
It's the very bestest present in the whole wide world!



THE VERY BESTEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT
SCRIPT SAMPLE

Shyster Sam tricks Norman out of his fifty cents.
(Script pages 8-9)

NORMAN:  Gee, if only I could get one of those.  Just think, the very bestest present!  (Walks in place.)  They really got some big buildings down here.  Look at that one.  And some of the people. (Points to kid in audience.) Whew!  Look at that one! 

(SHYSTER SAM enters with TOY MONKEY.  The MONKEY hops mechanically and plays little cymbals.  They address the audience.) 

SHYSTER:  Hey, get your monkeys here!  Toy monkeys!  Wind 'em up!  Special deal!  Get your wind-up monkeys here!  (Sees NORMAN.)  Hey there, little boy, wanna buy a monkey?

NORMAN:  A monkey?  No thanks.

(MONKEY hops from her side of stage over to NORMAN and claps her cymbals at him.)

SHYSTER:  Ain't she cute?  Pretty good present, doncha think?

NORMAN:  Pretty good.  But not the best.

(MONKEY looks hurt.)

SHYSTER:  Not the best?  Why, look at this monkey.  He's battery operated and everything.  Show him your stuff, monkey.

(MONKEY turns her back and points to her back and indicates:  "See?  battteries go here".)

NORMAN:  No thanks.  I'm really trying to find the very bestest present.

SHYSTER:  Look, kid, I wouldn't push it, but I got a bum knee. (Suddenly falls, has to prop himself up on a bench, his "bum" knee sticking out, stiff.) See that... can't walk for nothin'.  I need the money real bad.  It's not for me, you understand... it's for my... mother... my poor... poor mother.  If only my leg was good like yours, I'd be able to get my poor, sick, dying mother a Christmas present.

NORMAN:  (Reluctant.)  Well... how much does your toy monkey cost?

SHYSTER:  How much you got?

NORMAN:  Fifty cents.

SHYSTER:  Sold!

(MONKEY is surprised and indignant.)

NORMAN:  Gee, okay.  Here.  (Gives SHYSTER SAM the coins.)  How do I work this thing?

SHYSTER:  Just crank it up in back.  (Tests coins with his teeth.)

(NORMAN cranks MONKEY, it stands, then drops limp.  NORMAN cranks again, MONKEY drops again.)

NORMAN:  Hey!  You tricked me!  This toy doesn't work anymore!

SHYSTER:  Hmmm.  Batteries must be run down.  Gotta buy your own batteries, kid.  Batteries not included.


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