The children have the spirit! My granddaughters first Christmas program!

@jillhill (37384)
United States
December 14, 2008 5:54pm CST
I was invited and attened services at the church my son and his family attend. My granddaughter is three and sang at the service. The whole service was put on by the children of the Sunday School...and it was fantastic! I was so proud of her..and she was so cute standing up there singing. I was also so impressed by all the teachers that put so much time and energy into doing the program which was written by one of the congregation including the main song which was entitled.."The way to Christmas". Have your children or grandchildren been involved in a Christmas program or pageant? Was is very exciting for you to see them? Hope all of you get to attend a special program for Christmas!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
15 Dec 08
No not yet this year. My son is 18 is at work or at his girlfriends house or with his friends. Well, this week he was home on vac. Yes he does live here but this had been the only week I have really seen him unless he was sleeping.My girlfriends friends kids was going to be in one but I don't know what happened. The next thing I know is that she is saying they don't go to that church anymore.I read between the line which means they didn't get what they wanted. But I will still ahve a good Christmas and You have one As well. Did you ask your son to do the reading of the first Christmas yet? Your friend onlydia. Stay warm and stay safe and off the roads.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Not yet....I am going to surprise him on Christmas!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I hope is very happy and I want you to have a wonderful Christmas and Joy to the world. Sorry just poped into my head. See ya later Your friend onlydia. Merry Christmas
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@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I am the Christmas program director at our church and I wrote this years titled "A Christmas Buffet" It is done by the teens in our church. The other one for the younger on is the "Nativity Scene". They are so fun to work with. Ours is scheduled for the 21st. So glad you enjoyed yours!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Good for you!!!!! I am so proud of you! It takes alot of talent to direct and write something that special!
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• United States
6 Jan 09
It turned out great this year. We didn't have any mishaps which is a job for us! LOL Thanks and have a great day!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
15 Dec 08
That is so great and I know you are proud of her.. There is nothing any nicer than to watch the children putting their all into a play, they are so serious and so into the roles they plat, it is nice to watch them.. My son was in one at church when he was 7 months old, he was the child who went into Heaven when the mother didn't get to go. The lady playing the mother was so overcome at the thought of not going to Heaven that after she handed Josh into Heaven she ran off the stage crying.. Josh was a great baby and didn't cry much at all, so he was chosen because he didn't cry.. He carried it off without so much as a whimper, he slept through the entire play.. He was also a T in the words Merry Christmas in another play.. Most parents and grandparents are suckers for these plays.. I did enjoy all of this when my son was little, but now he is grown and I can only hope to get to go through it again one day.. Have a wonderful day..
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I hope you get to go through it again too!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Each of my children at one time or another when they were in elementary school but my youngest was in more since she was in the choir in jr. high and high school and they sang for the Christmas programs. I never got to see my grandson in any of his Christmas programs live just on video since they live 300 miles away. I was always the proud mom and even watching my grandson on video I still beam with pride. My oldest granddaughter was in a children's Christmas parade one time and that was really neat also.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I think it's their enthusiam that makes their preformances special!
@Thumper11 (662)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Well, i don't have children yet, but every year for years and years while I was growing up, my mom directed our church christmas play. A few years I was an angel.... a few other years I was an ox... and one year I even played the piano to all of the songs in the program. I am really not that into christmas plays because I was always forced to be in them, but I will definitely look to put my children in them, when I have children. I think it's a big part of showing them what christmas is all about.... But not just in church.... school programs do a great job of this too.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
They truly do!
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Your granddaughter's Christmas program sounds like a pretty fun outing. I can't imagine what it would be like to try to teach a bunch of 3 year olds how to be orderly and sing at the same time. I bet they were just so cute. Years ago, my son was in Christmas programs, and I used to just love those things. I was always amazed at what he could do in a group of people that I didn't know very well. That just used to blow my mind. That's cool that you got to see your granddaughter's very special performance.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Jan 09
It really takes someone with patience! LOL She was just so darn cute. The day before she played hockey....then on the way to church she was worried her curls were falling out!
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Wow, that's pretty cool. I still have to see my grandkids perform. The eldest performed (sang) in a private party and he sings well. BUt I still have to watch them in front of an audience. It is always a joy to watch children perform. You must have been very proud of her. Congratulations!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I was.....and bet you will be too!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
reading your post makes me smile. It is indeed childrens are so wonderful. I have few nephews and one niece and they are so sweet, they normally visit us during weekends. and since we only have one niece, all the attention is her and it is her first year of christmas . She's 11 months already and start walking and very eager to say something, which i think is cute. We normally have children's party every year at the house but this year we don't know if we can make it since, my sister that does that all the time is already married and she's far from us and can't make it to be there during the celebration. We do some kind of special event at the church during christmas and i like it a lot hopefully we can make it this year.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I think that is what makes the season so special!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
we had ours at our church last night. my 11 year old daughter sang in a few choirs but for hubby and me as well as our teenager, it was hectic. you see, we all do the sound for our church, which means setting it up, taking it down and running all the mics, so for us, it was crazy! i am glad its over!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I bet you are.....but I bet there is a whole lot of people that really appreciate what you do too!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Awww, how cute. I bet you were so proud. Our kids were involved in school holiday programs but not Christmas programs at church. Our grandkids are out of state but really don't know how often they attend church since they are small. I would love to see our little grandson sing in a Christmas program.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
It was very special! She looked so cute but at the end reached out her arms for mommy to pick her up! LOL...she had had enough!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Dec 08
I'm so happy that you experienced this wonderful occasion. My 8 year old granddaughter sanf and pplayed drums at her school's Christmas concert. It too was memorable. We feel so proud of them don't we? At my church, the children put on a pageant during the service and re tell the Christmas story. My friend's granddaughter was the Angel and then, whilst on stage, she said, 'I'm not saying anything until I get my juice". We had to fight back laughter as we waitied for her to drink her juice before saying her words! As the saying goes - priceless! Blessings
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
What a great memory!!! LOL
@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Dec 08
my kids too sang last year and they will be singing this year too.they sound so sweet and look so cute with their innocent looks.my kids are aged 6years and 2years respectively.my son will be singing on the stage for the first time,hope he does it well(he is good at home)
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
How very special!!!
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
15 Dec 08
Just today I went to my sons concert (they didnt have the traditional christmas thing) they had songs they learned and a story (3 little pigs) and some christmas songs it was fun watching them as they are still very young (3-5 years) my son ended up co-ordinating the story instead of playing in it (he was suposed to be a builder and build the houses for the pigs) but he was teling everyone what to do. It was funny. It was a special day to me this was his first ecer performance.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
How very wonderful!!
@May2008 (179)
• China
15 Dec 08
We rarely celebrate Christmas here except that some businessman promote their products by seizing the chance. I watched the service from Tv. I like that air, so peaceful and harmonious. I can imagine how cute your granddaughter is. She must be very careful and faithful. The sound must be very sweet. Hmm, so nice.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
16 Dec 08
It was so nice! And sweet! thanks so much for the comments.
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