The Brick House Live Nativity Scene at the Jones County Courthouse
A Story to Behold
Narrator: We begin our story at an Inn in Bethlehem where Mary and Joseph have come to find a room. They have traveled very far to find a safe place to have their baby.
Inn Keeper: I was sorry to have to tell the nice young couple this, but there was just no room at the Inn tonight. In fact, we were overbooked. The only thing I could offer was to put them up in the stable. They had some sheep herders and sheep with them too, so it worked for the good of all people and animals.
Shepherd: Yes, normally I guard my flock by night, but I felt sorry for Joseph and Mary, so a couple of us gathered up our sheep and went with them to Bethlehem.
Narrator: Just imagine all the stars in the sky. On a clear night, all you can see in the sky is stars, stars, stars, and the moon. One night 3 Wise People looked into the sky and saw a star that was brighter than any other.
Star: Follow me. I will shine bright and take you to the stable where a very special baby has been born.
The three Wise People: Okay we will. Should we bring gifts bright star?
Star: Sure..bring frankincense, myrrh, and some gold.
Narrator: Each wise person brought the baby gifts and that’s why we like to give gifts today when we celebrate Christmas. Well, Mary had the baby and she already knew she was supposed to name him Jesus. They wrapped him in some of their clothes, and laid him in a crude little crib they put together.
Mary has become very weary and it appears she has drifted off to sleep.
Treason: What do you think Jerry the Bean Counter, I mean Lantern Holder? Should we wake up the Que..I mean Mary or should I just hold the doll, I mean baby?
Jerry: Who am I supposed to be? Who ever heard of a lantern holder in the Nativity Scene?
Yram: It’s still dark. Hold that lantern up higher. I was supposed to be the third Wise Person and get some crack -up interviews.
Lav: Why are you dressed up like a star Pico? I’m the star. Someone better get me down from here pretty soon or I’m going to fall right on top of that tumbleweed!
Pico: (She is directing the play.) I know we don’t need two stars Lav. I’m wearing a star because I couldn’t find an Angel costume. Yram, I forgot to tell you we switched you from a Wise Person to a back-up shepherd. The cast didn’t wanted to talk to you anyway.
Narrator: Oh no! The star just fell on the tumbleweed and the other non- star is trapped underneath it!
Inn Keeper: Somebody call the fire department! Lav, I mean the Star knocked over the lantern Jerry the Bean Counter, I mean Lantern Holder was holding, and the whole place is on fire!
Shepherd: Grab the sheep! Is that a real baby?
Sherry the Photographic Drawer: Somebody wake the Queen. We gotta get out of here! This will sure be a mess to draw.
Carol: I’ll bring the francen scent It will help get the smokey smell out of our Wise People outfits.
Barney the Deputy Sheriff: You can hold it right there. I’m taking all of ya in. I’m bookin you (sniff) for cruelty to animals, and setting an unlawful fire on County owned property. Is that a real baby? I thought I just heard it burp.
Pico: Don’t worry, I’m Okay, (cough, cough), That’s a wrap!
All the people who were watching what was supposed to be an inspirational play, ran for their lives.
Murdo Girl yells: “Don’t forget to put money in the coffee can!”
One of the Murdoites can be heard mumbling,”I wonder if it’s too late to go to the Christmas Pageant over at the Harold Thune Auditorium? Like they say, “You get what you pay for.”
Merry Christmas from the Brick House Gang