Nicholas Allan - author

Jesus’ Christmas Party

The Book

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Everyone will adore Jesus’ Christmas Party, a delightful retelling of the nativity through the eyes of the cross innkeeper whose sleep is disturbed by unexpected visitors, a shining light and loud singing in the sky…


The funniest, most endearing version of the nativity story for many years…Jaded infant teachers could brighten things up b doing it as a play

Sunday Times (Susan Hill)

The best children’s book I’ve seen.


Witty, succinct, with lively pen-and-wash illustrations.

Independent on Sunday

Magical…the pictures are reminiscent of James Thurber with a dash of Frank Bristow.


Funny, robust yet reverent.

Books for Your Children

An inspired interpretation of the Christmas story with special appeal to the under-fives.

Under Five

Christmas book of the year. Simultaneously funny and reverent.

Glasgow Herald

The funniest Christmas story ever.

The Oxford Times

Hilarious…the sparsely drawn pictures brim over with exuberance and humour.

Child Education Book of the Month

Superbly illustrated, this books is different from others. Jesus’ Christmas Party will be a party all the children will want to attend again and again.

Early Years Educator

The Musical

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Jesus' Christmas Party - Roger Parsley
6 songs, 1 trad. carol - approx 25 mins
age guide 5 to 10 (includes 2 scripts - 5 to 7 yrs & 7 to 10 yrs)

Based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Allan, this vibrant new show is sure to become a favourite. The innkeeper and his wife settle down to sleep after a hectic day. They keep being disturbed by a stream of visitors asking for Mary and Joseph, who are spending the night in their stable. Desperate for sleep, the innkeeper eventually flies into a rage when he hears everyone having a noisy party, but softens as soon as he sees the newborn baby.
Lively entertainment!

Nicholas Allan's own presentation of the story includes magic, drawing, and an impromptu rendition of the Nativity play itself. Each child decorates a crown to take home.


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