The Christmas story in Ten Monologues by James Archer
Printable and editable version of the full text
This brings together several of the Christmas monologues on this website into one coherent story. The index below provides lijnks to each of them; to printable and editable Word version at the top right contains the full text.
Gabriel’s visits – part one The angel Gabriel tells of his visit to Zachariah.
Uncle Zac’s special day The narrator is Eleazar, a priest now in his fifties, who was in training in Jerusalem at the time
when the angel appeared to Zachariah.
Gabriel’s visits – part two His next visit is to Mary.
Who’d be a mother? This is a phone call from Anne, the mother of Mary, to her cousin Elizabeth, the mother of John
the Baptist, shortly after the angel has appeared to Mary.
The child carrier’s tale The narrator is Elizabeth when she is six months pregnant.
Gabriel’s visits – part three He visits Joseph in a dream.
The innkeeper’s daughter – part one The narrator is the daughter of the innkeeper at the inn in Bethlehem where Jesus was born.
Gabriel’s visits – part four He brings the choir along when he visits the shepherds.
The sheepdog’s tale The narrator is a sheepdog who was guarding the flocks near Bethlehem on the night the
angels appeared to announce the birth of a saviour.
Ready – part one The narrator is Anna who was in the temple with Simeon.
Rumour monger A newspaper vendor on the streets of Jerusalem around the time of the visit of the wise men.
The innkeeper’s daughter – part two Eighteen months later in Bethlehem.
Realpolitik King Herod explains his actions
Gabriel’s visits – part five His final visits to Joseph.
All her fault Joseph’s father reflects bitterly on the disgrace and the damage to the family
Ready – part two Twelve years later in Jerusalem.
The innkeeper’s daughter – part three Thirty years later in Jerusalem.