If your school has Christmas concerts where the classes each perform, you'll know that every year when concert time approaches it's a challenge to find something for the kids to do that is original and also entertaining. These four versions of the magical story," The Night Before Christmas," are excellent because students who like to be seen and not heard can play the part of the audience listening to the story. Students who love to speak can be the story tellers ( divide each story into sections so as many children can speak as you want and those who like drama can design and perform as each story is being told. Doubtlessly you'd adapt the use of these pieces to your own needs.
I have used this piece of writing with classes over the years. It has often sparked the students to write their own versions of the story as well, which is a wonderful addition to your language arts curriculum.
Generally my class would be divided into four groups and each version would be scattered throughout the course of the concert and sometimes they were followed by the students performing the REAL story for the audience as a closing to the concert.
These are also good just as pieces the class can perform for other classes, as the time for Christmas vacation rolls around and listening is a skill that gets tested!