The Real Meaning of Christmas (original version by “Rod”: www.rodchristiansketches.co.uk, slightly modified)
Interviewer: Christmas is a special time for all the family. Could you sum up what Christmas means for you – in just three words?
Child: Lots of presents.
Mum: Lots of shopping.
Dad: Lots of expense!
Child: The Christmas pantomime.
Mum: The family party.
Dad: Pulling a cracker! (Mischievously)
Child: Parties at school.
Mum: Eating too much.
Dad: Drinking too much.
Child: Waking at 5.
Mum: Squabbles at 6.
Dad: Bedlam at 7!
Child: Chocolates for breakfast
Mum: Turkey for dinner.
Dad: Turkey for weeks!
Child: The family together.
Mum: 15 for dinner.
Dad: Washing up dishes!
Child: Wallace and Grommit.
Mum: The Queen’s speech.
Dad: Sleeping it off.
Interviewer: Haven’t you missed something out?
Child: I don’t think so.
Mum: We’ve mentioned most things.
Dad: We’ve been pretty thorough.
Interviewer: If I say it is Christ-mas, does that ring any bells?
Child: Sleigh bells ringing?
Mum: Church choirs singing?
Dad: The penny’s dropping…
Child: (with sudden realisation) Birthday of Jesus!
Mum: (with sudden realisation) God with us!
Dad: Saviour is come!
[ALL] That’s the real meaning of Christmas!