Статья "We wish you a Merry Christmas"

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The scene is laid in the Antarctica. Snow. Ice. Penguins. Snowman. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Hare. Snowflakes.

ACT I

Penguins are getting ready for Christmas.

Penguin Tidy: (looking at the stars through a telescope). Oh, my!
Christmas is coming. We have a lot of work to do.
We should get everything ready for Christmas but we haven’t got even a Christmas tree. Hey! Where are you, my friends? Penguin Naughty, Penguin Beauty, Penguin Sleepy and Penguin Smarty. (Calls them).

Penguin Beauty: Here I am. What is it, Tidy?

Tidy: Where are the rest?

Beauty: I think they are fishing. I saw them at the shore about half an hour ago. Why, what’s the matter?

Tidy: Don’t you know? Christmas is coming. We are not ready. There are lots of things to do: to sweep the ice, to trim the snowdrifts, to make the stars shine brighter, to decorate a Christmas tree.

Beauty: How thoughtful of you! But how can we decorate a Christmas tree? There aren’t any fur-trees in the Antarctica.

Tidy: We can make it out of snow.

Beauty: Good idea. The weather is wonderful. The snow is easy to mold. It is summer now.

Tidy: Oh, yes. It is not as cold in summer as in winter. The temperature is only ten degrees below zero. We celebrate Christmas and New Year in summer in the Antarctica.

Enter: Naughty and Smarty. (Carrying a bucket of fish).

Together: Here we are! What’s the matter?

Tidy: Don’t you know? Christmas is coming. Let’s get ready for it together.

Naughty: Christmas? What’s Christmas. Is it a big fish?

Smarty: Don’t be so silly. It’s a great holiday. They decorate a Christmas tree, get presents and eat tasty food.

Naughty: Do they eat fish?

Smarty: You don’t know anything but fish. There are lots of tasty things for Christmas…..

Tidy: Be quick! Let’s get ready for the holiday. Take brooms, dusters, and spades.

(The penguins are tidying up and dancing merrily, they find Sleepy).

Sleepy (stretching himself): Good morning! What’s that noise? Is it an earthquake? What are you all doing?

Penguins: We are getting ready for Christmas!

Sleepy (digging with a spade finds somebody): Look! There is somebody here.

(The penguins get together hiding Hare).

Beauty: Oh, poor thing! It is almost frozen.

Tidy: It doesn’t look like anything we know.

Naughty: May be it’s a big fish?

Sleepy: Let alone the fish! The thing is sleeping. Don’t wake it.

Smarty: It looks like a strange animal. Let’s make it warm.

(Everybody is dancing together with Hare. The audience is dancing too).

Hare: Thank you, I feel warm. I am so glad to see you… But who are you? Where am I? Why is it so cold here?

Penguins: We are penguins. We are in the Antarctica.

Naughty: Who are you? Are you a big white fish with long ears?

Hare: I am a hare. I live in the forest. I change my coat twice a year. I like carrot and cabbage. I can jump and run very fast. I am afraid of wolves and foxes. Do you have wolves or foxes in the Antarctica?

Smarty: No, we don’t. But there are sharks and seal-leopards here. We are afraid of them. We dive in the sea and catch fish. We like it very much.

Beauty: We are birds but we cannot fly. But we are good swimmers.

Tidy: Do you celebrate Christmas and New Year?

Hare: Yes, of course. These holidays are in winter. It often snows in winter. It is often frosty and windy. It is cold in winter just like now.

Naughty: No, you are wrong. It is warm and nice. It is summer now.

Sleepy: May be it is summer and winter at once?

Smarty: Stop arguing. When it’s winter in the North, it’s summer in the South. Let’s go on working!

ACT II

(To the tune “Jingle Bells” enter: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree, other Reindeer, Snowman, Snowflakes).

Penguins and Hare: Hurray! Santa Claus! Christmas tree!

Snowflakes (together): Recite, dance.

Rudolph…: I am Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer.
I have a very shiny nose.
Other reindeer used to laugh and call me names.

Snowman: Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright,
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Reindeer: Now we love you Rudolph the Red-nosed Deer.
You’ll go down in history.

Everybody: Hurray to Rudolph! Hurray to Santa Claus!

Tidy: Let’s decorate the Christmas tree.

(Everybody decorates the Christmas tree quickly).

Santa Claus (ringing the bell): Merry Christmas! I see everything’s tidy and clean. You did everything well. Now let’s have fun together. Invite guests to our party.

Snowman: Come to our party. Don’t be late.
Recite, and dance, and sing and be gay!

Guests: (recite, sing, dance).

Santa: What a wonderful party! Now, Hare, look into my sack.

Hare (looking into the sack): Oh, there are presents for everybody.

Chorus: We wish you a merry Christmas.

Penguins, Hare, Snowflakes, Reindeer, Santa Claus distribute presents.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.

Good tidings to you wherever you are
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

3.04.2009