A Christmas Cracker

"On behalf of Kempshott WI I'd just like to say thank you for last night, everyone agreed that it was one of the best evenings we'd had."   Kempshott WI - November 2012

A Christmas Cracker - a miscellany of prose and poetry for the festive season.

A 'Christmas Cracker' includes the following poetry and prose:-

  • 'T'was The Night Before Christmas' by Clement Clark Moore 
  • 'Advent 1955' by John Betjeman 
  • 'The Nativity' - St Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-20 
  • 'The Journey of the Magi' by T S Eliot 
  • 'Nursery School Nativity Play' by Joyce Grenfell
  • The throwing of the Christmas Trees from 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith
  • 'Christmas 1914' - Rifleman Graham Williams
  • 'Christmas' by John Betjeman
  • 'The Boy who Laughed at Santa Claus' by Ogden Nash
  • 'Talking Turkeys' by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • 'Sam's Christmas Pudding' by Marriott Edgar 
  • 'Twelve Days of Christmas - A Correspondence' by John Julius Norwich
  • 'A New Nativity' by Alan Titchmarsh
  • 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' by Dylan Thomas ** 
** extended version

Optional prose/poetry includes:-
  • The Carol Singers from 'Cider With Rosie' by Laurie Lee
  • The Adoration of the Magi' by Christopher Pilling
  • 'The Shepherd's Tale' by James Kirkup
  • The Carol Singers from 'Wind In The Willows' by Kenneth Graeme
  • 'A Carol of the Poor Children' by Richard Middleton
  • 'Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus' by Francis Pharcellus Church
  • 'Eddi's Service' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'Christmas Landscape' by Laurie Lee
  • 'Twelfth Night' by Laurie Lee
 
Running time is 45 minutes, but it can be extended to 1 hour if required.
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If you wish, you may book this talk, or if you have any queries then please contact me.