Christmas Fashions (First performed at Healdsburg Community Church)
Designer #4 Swaddling cloth
Model #1 Christmas tree dress decorated in hearts
Model #2 Outfit covered with diamonds, dollar signs and jewels. Maybe coins?
Model #3 Santa outfit
Leader: This is exciting. We’ve narrowed our choice of themes for the Christmas fashion show to two choices: “Christmas in Love” or…. “Love in Christmas.”
Designer 1: Why don’t we take it to a vote?
Leader: All right… Everyone for “Christmas in Love” raise your hands. Now hands for “Love in Christmas” (All hands go up.). “Love in Christmas” it is. Let’s see what designs you’ve come up with. Does anyone have anything that will work with this theme?
Designer 2: Yeah, like, okay, I have something that so drips in the “Love in Christmas” theme. Model One, come on out! Model One!
(Model one comes out sheepishly. Her dress looks like a Christmas tree decorated with hearts.)
Designer 3: I don’t know, that just seems a bit… I don’t know… Obvious.
Designer 2: Do you have something better?
Designer 3: I think so. I think I’ve done something that captures the spirit of the age. Model Two! Come on out!
(Model Two struts, wearing a dress decorated with diamonds, jewels and dollar signs)
Designer 1: I don’t get it. What does this have to do with love or Christmas?
Designer 3: That’s how you show love at Christmas. You give nice stuff, you get nice stuff. That’s what Christmas is all about.
Designer 1: Oh really?
Leader: I do think I could sell this.
Designer 3: Oh yeah. Think about it. Think of what the letters in love stand for. ‘Lots Of Very Expensive Stuff.”
Designer 2 (counting on fingers): Isn’t that an extra letter?
Designer 3: “Love” or “Loves”. Whatever. People are going to have this dress on their Christmas list.
Leader: I don’t either of these quite captures “love” or “Christmas”. But I do think we could market it.
Designer 1: What about this one? Christmas is all about family. (Next model comes in.) This design has Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Santa Junior and a puppy and a baby reindeer. That’s what Christmas is all about.
Leader: Stores are always excited about Santa.
Designer 4: I don’t think any of these captures the theme as much as this. (Holds up rags.) These are swaddling clothes.
Designer 2: Dude, like, I just don’t get it.
Designer 4: These are the clothes Jesus wore as a baby. In the Bible, in Luke 2 it says:
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
God showed His love in Christmas by sending His son as a baby to save us all. That baby, God’s Son, wore clothes like this!
Leader: I think we definitely have a winner. I just have no idea how we’ll ever market it.