The Case of the Not-So Silent Night

Written by The Mesa Branch Kids on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Posted in Videos

The Case of the Not-So Silent Night

If you're experiencing Christmas withdrawls now that the holidays are over and you've taken down your decorations, then we have a treat in store for you. Back in December, the Mesa Branch kids performed a play called "The Case of the Not-So Silent Night: A Hard-Boiled Christmas Courtroom Drama," and we're sharing it with you today!

The play takes place in the Honorable Willow Snooze's courtroom, where she's hearing case No. 57123782134B, the People vs. Josiah, Abel, and Seth, sons of Jacob, three shepherds who are accused of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. 

Watch as the prosecuting and defending attorneys face off.

Meet witnesses like Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake...



...Sophia Busybody, and...



...Ms. Gotta Lotta.



Watch for the surprise witness at the end, a foreign dignitary from a faraway land.

Will Josiah, Abel, and Seth be convicted and thrown in jail? Or will the truth set them free? You have to watch the riveting action to find out.


We hope you enjoy revisiting the Christmas story as reenacted by these great kids.


"Meet" the cast by browsing the program below. Then, scroll down to watch the 13-minute video. (Special thanks to Brother Jonathan Scolaro for putting the video together and editing in all the sweet camera angles.)

Christmas Play Program 1

Christmas Play Program 2

Watch the video below. If you're reading via email, please click here to watch the video in an Internet browser. Enjoy!


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Comments (1)

  • Sister Josie Jasmin

    Sister Josie Jasmin

    16 January 2014 at 20:17 |
    The video was excellent, I enjoyed every minute. I thank god for the wonderful youth that we have in the gospel.
    I am amazed of how they bring the truth to life with devotion and humor.
    May God continue to bless them in all that they endeavor to do both spiritually and naturally.
    I love you all!
    Sister Josie Jasmin, Lake worth, Florida


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