Wreck the Halls

Live animals on stage? 75 elementary school kids flying like angels in the air? It’s up to Lucille and Olivia to bring Liz’s Christmas drama back to earth. And Grandpa has a story that might do just that.

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord”

Audio Icon   Isaiah 55:8



Liz thinks that the way he sees things is the way that the Christmas pageant should be done. Throughout history, God’s people have always had their own plans and their own ways of seeing things. At the beginning of the New Testament, people were expecting a Messiah. They had ideas of what he would do. They were expecting a king (like David). They thought this king would free them from the rule of the Romans. Their plan included swords, and armies and lots of victories. They expected these things of Jesus. But they were very disappointed that God’s plan was not the same as their own plan. Some of them couldn’t understand it at all! And in the end, they crucified Jesus.

Today, you have your plans for what you think will make you happy. For example, you make choices about how to spend your time and how to spend your money. But maybe, when you talk about your own plans, you could add the phrase “The Lord willing”. This small act can help you remember that God is in control.


Make a Reverse Advent Calendar: Find a basket or box. Each day leading up to Christmas, put a new useful item in the box (canned food, cleaning supplies, toys). Then, around Christmas time, donate the basket and its contents to a local charity. This year, make someone else’s Christmas a little bit brighter.