THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS is a short rhyming play dramatizing the origins of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Prince Hasalot arrives at the palace to win the hand of Princess Harmonia, filling the court with ever more outrageous gifts until the stage is crammed with leaping lords and dancing ladies, pipers, drummers, maids and unruly flocks of geese, French hens, turtle doves, swans, etc. Finally, the exasperated Princess convinces the Prince that Christmas isn’t about expensive gifts — it’s about caring for people and giving of your inner self. The Prince gets the message and gives his gifts to the poor, inviting the kingdom into the palace for a huge feast. Playscript contains full set, stage, costume directions along with useful staging tips.