Embark on a festive journey with our curated list of holiday recommendations!
Immerse yourself in the warmth of seasonal stories, explore new worlds, and discover hidden gems that make perfect companions for cozy winter nights.
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Our Holiday Title Recommendations
Miss Bennet trilogy
i. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
The Story: A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
ii. The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
The Story: In this delightful companion play to Miss Bennet, Gunderson and Melcon once again bring Austen’s beloved characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. While Miss Bennet depicted the newly wed Darcys’ Christmas gathering on the ground floor of Pemberley, The Wickhams takes audiences to the downstairs servants’ quarters for that same celebration. Mrs. Reynolds, a no-nonsense housekeeper; Cassie, an eager new maid; and Brian, a lovesick footman, are bustling with preparations for holiday guests. But their work is interrupted by the midnight arrival of the definitely not invited Mr. Wickham—Lydia’s rogue of a husband and Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy. The Wickhams is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness.
iii. Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Georgiana Darcy is an accomplished pianist but wary of romance. Kitty Bennet is a bright-eyed optimist and a perfect best friend. These two younger sisters are ready for their own adventures in life and love, starting with the arrival of an admirer and secret correspondent. Meddlesome families and outmoded expectations won’t stop these determined friends from forging their own way in a holiday tale filled with music, ambition, sisterhood, and forgiveness.
One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall by Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil
The Story: One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall follows eight intertwined stories in a Midwestern mall on the last day of shopping before the holiday. A diverse cast of characters—from a lovesick mall Santa to an overeager mall cop, from a pair of brainy misfit teenagers to a pair of battling actors in a production of A Christmas Carol, from a petulant college freshman to a pair of newlyweds—navigate first meetings, second chances, and last-minute choices. One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall wraps the joys and sorrows of the season into one festive package.
Coney Island Christmas by Donald Margulies, based on the story The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley
The Story: Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays.
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas by Jones Hope Wooten
The Story: In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being double-crossed by the County. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys.” Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition. They conspire to win this smackdown with their “Nativity At The Alamo” entry…by any means possible.
In addition to that shaky undertaking and trying almost single-handedly to keep the new town afloat, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler has to wrangle her celebrity-obsessed mother, her beleaguered brother who’s being bullied by a pack of vengeful raccoons, and her demoralized best friend who’s at the end of her rope from dating every loser this side of the Rio Grande. To make matters worse, Joveeta finds herself increasingly wary of the newest resident, Patsy Price. Patsy, fresh out of the local mental institution, clearly has her own devious agenda and the County competition over in Fayro is just the place for her to settle an old score.
By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit. So spend the Yuletide in Doublewide and let this hilarious Jones Hope Wooten Comedy make your Christmas merry and bright…because there’s no place like a good ol’ Texas-sized mobile home for the holidays!
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, book by Betsy Kelso, music and lyrics by David Nehls
The Story: It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! This companion to the original The Great American Trailer Park Musical is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog.
Q Brothers Christmas Carol by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax & Pos) and Rick Boynton
The Story: In this hip-hop remix of Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future…and a Jamaican Jacob Marley. As Scrooge is shown the path of rhythm and redemption, will he throw off his selfish chains and join the beat? Q Brothers Christmas Carol mixes everything from reggae to rock, updating and funkifying this beloved tale of love, forgiveness, and Christmas spirit.
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A Greeting Card Channel Holiday Musical, book by Stephen Garvey, music & lyrics by David Abbinanti
The Story: In FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A Greeting Card Channel Holiday Musical, Holly, a business exec from “the big city” gets snowed in at a quaint Vermont B&B for Christmas and begins to fall for its non-threateningly rugged owner. The issue: it’s the very B&B her company is supposed to take over! Everything you want (and expect) in a cable-TV Christmas movie, from flannel shirts to flirtatious snowball fights to overt product-placement, mixed with fun songs and a lot of holiday cheer!
The Story: On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus’s oft-forgotten demon partner, Krampus, is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, who hopes to get him to see the error of his ways. But the joke’s on Marley: Krampus loves his life! So what if his method for punishing kids who misbehave lost him the respect of his family, friends, and the elves who work for him? He doesn’t have a problem with that, and spying on the past, present, and future isn’t going to change his mind! Hilarious and irreverent, A Krampus Carol pits Dickens’s classic redemption tale against a stubborn holiday fiend who doesn’t think he needs to be saved.
The Story: Santa isn’t the only one who has to check his Christmas list twice. After siblings Keith and Caroline ask for an unwieldy seventy-nine presents from Saint Nick, two elves arrive to tell the kids they can’t have everything they want. Luckily, Keith and Caroline—and their parents—are prepared to negotiate. Funny and charming, THE GIFT LIST is a one-act play about dreaming big and making holiday wishes come true.
Some Other Holiday Treats
- Home for the Holidays by Arlene Hutton
- Little Women by Kate Hamill
- Christmas Belles by
- Dashing Through the Snow by
- A Christmas Carol (Linney) by Charles Dickens, adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney
- Other Desert Cities by
- The Trial of Santa by Don Zolidis
- Closed for the Holidays by Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler
- Scrooge in Rouge book and lyrics by Ricky Graham, additional material by Jeffery Roberson, other interesting bits by Yvette Hargis, original music composed by Jefferson Turner
- The Silver Belles, book by Allyson Currin, music by Matt Conner, lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith
- Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
- The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon by Don Zolidis
Broadway Streaming on Broadway On Demand
Looking for the next show to watch with your family during the holiday? These titles on Broadway On Demand are perfect for the holiday!
- Estella Scrooge
- NUTCRACKER: Magic of Christmas Ballet
- You Are Not Alone: The Jackson Musical
- An American in Paris
- Hip Hop Nutcracker
- Peter Pan
- Puccini: La bohème
- The Doris Dear Christmas Special 2022
- Broadway Master Class: Auditions
- Live from Gramercy Park
Learn more on Broadway On Demand!
Best Stocking Stuffer: Our Signature Acting Edition
- Appropriate by
- It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry
- Wine in the Wilderness by
- Cost of Living by
- Clue: On Stage adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin, additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
- A Sherlock Carol by
- Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by
- Between Riverside and Crazy by
- Morning Sun by
- Chicken & Biscuits by
- Hangmen by
- The Crucible by
- Clyde’s by
- Kimberly Akimbo by
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