Christmas Carols Little Donkey

Christmas Carols Little Donkey was our skit last year to be performed on Christmas Eve. We were a group of twelve kids and for all of us it was a big honour to be performing with a donkey!

We initially were quite confused as to how we would be communicating with our team mate. But then Ms. June; our play teacher told us that this little donkey was specially sent by Santa for us and he could speak and understand English. We were glorified and couldn’t thank Santa enough who was so nice to send us such a cute and adorable little donkey.

We were divided into two groups. Group A would sing and recite the poem; and Group B would enact the verses alongside. We all were overjoyed to know that both groups would have their own donkey. Ms. June also promised that if we would be good and performed well, she would take us to Galley’s fair on New Year’s Eve and would treat us with a ride on a real super donkey!!

We all received a separate copy of the poem and were told to memorize the verses fluently in a week’s time. I was in group A and we were to recite the poem.

My mother helped me quite a lot in this endeavor and I mastered the poem in the next five days…you don’t believe me? Okay, I’ll recite for you. Here it goes:

Little Donkey – A Christmas Poem,
By: Eric Boswell

Little donkey, little donkey,
On the dusty road.
Got to keep on plodding onwards,
With your precious load.

Been a long time, little donkey,
Through the winter’s night.
Don’t give up now, little donkey,
Bethlehem’s in sight

Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Follow that star tonight,
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.

Little donkey, little donkey,
Had a heavy day.
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way.

Little donkey, little donkey,
On the dusty road.
There are wise men waiting for a
Sign to bring them here.

Do not falter, little donkey,
There’s a star ahead.
It will guide you, little donkey,
To a cattle shed.
Yes I know you are surprised and happy…you could clap a little louder!

Ms. June was also very happy and the next weekend when each of us in the group was supposed to recite the poem, I was appreciated and ‘keep up the good work’, was my compliment for the day. I came back home, threw my arms around mommy; kissed her and gave her the same compliment. After all, she was the one who had helped me learn the verse so well.

In the meanwhile group B kept practicing their act and they too were ready for the show.

The next week group A and B were supposed to practice together. Yes you got it right…we were to sing and enact the whole skit together. It was a big day and so I requested mommy to make me two glasses of chocolate milk shake that morning. It just helped me gain energy for the day!

The practice session was hence the best goal and we were all set for our final stage show.

On Christmas Eve mommy and papa gifted me a book of popular Christmas carols. My happiness knew no bounds and I couldn’t wait to show my team mates and Ms. June my grand gift.

After the show that evening Ms. June congratulated us and told us that the show was one of the best she had ever seen. We knew that her promise awaited our visit to Galley’s fair. Also we were gifted with our own personal donkey! I then showed all of them my gift and everyone seemed to beam with happiness.

Thus Christmas last year was great grand and wonderful. I know it will be equally merry this year as well…wish u all merry Christmas and do have a real good time!!