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Anchoring Script for Christmas Celebration in School [With PDF]

In events like Christmas Celebrations in schools, an anchor is tasked with keeping the audience engaged and introducing the upcoming acts in a way that captures the attention of the people and makes them look forward to the performances. If you are an anchor looking for a sample anchoring script for a Christmas celebration in school, the following script will help you.

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Welcome Speech

Starting a program with a fitting quote, a poem or some famous saying can help an anchor immediately capture the attention of the audience. For an event like a Christmas celebration in school, lines from the Bible or famous quotes on Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and/or Christmas can be a good start. 

Demo script for your Welcome speech:

"Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her King.”

"Good morning, everyone! What a wonderful morning it is and having you all here with us today, makes it even more special! I am [name], your host for today's program and I warmly welcome you all to this beautiful event. We are really honoured to have our respected principal, Mr/Ms [name], chief guests, Mr/Ms [names], revered teachers, dear parents and guardians and of course, our lovely students among us. We are very glad to have you all with us today and I welcome you all on the behalf of [school name] to enjoy the event."

If the event is at noon or in the evening, you can replace words like 'good morning', 'morning' and 'today' with 'good afternoon', 'good evening', 'day', 'evening', 'tonight', etc. 

For your ease, we have selected and listed here a few more nice quotes that you can use at the beginning of a Christmas program in school. 

  1. "Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night." - John J. Geddes
  2. "Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows." - Edwin Osgood Grover
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Choosing a quotation that gives people the "Christmassy feel" and then following it up with a good welcome speech can help an anchor immediately capture the attention of the audience and kick start a Christmas event. 

Lamp Lighting

Most school functions and programs start with a lamp lighting ceremony. If so is the case with your school, this is how you can invite the principal and chief guests on the stage to light the lamps:

"I would now request our respected principal, Mr/ Ms [name], and our chief guests, Mr/ Ms [names] to please come up on the stage and light the ceremonial lamp. Please give them a huge round of applause."

Honouring the Chief Guests

After lighting the lamps, the next step is to honour the chief guests. 

"Now I would like to request our Principal sir/ ma'am to honour our chief guests with the bouquets and mementoes."

"- Thank you, sir/ ma'am. I would now request you all to please take your seats. Thank you. Let's give them a huge round of applause." 

Prayer & Bible Reading

"Prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." - St. Therese of Lisieux

"Prayer is what brings us closer to God. We are now going to hold a prayer session followed by Bible reading and our school pastor, Father [name] will lead the session. I request Father [name] to please come up on the stage and lead us. I would also like to request everyone present to please join us. Thank you."

After the session: 

"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." - Psalm 34:8

"Thank you, Father [name] for leading us. Please take your seat and enjoy the rest of the program with us."

Song

"Music and songs have been an integral part of human life and our society for thousands of years. They help us express love, devotion and gratitude. They help us convey the truth in our hearts. Today, the senior members of our school choir will sing beautiful Christian hymns filled with devotion to praise our saviour, our Lord. I now invite our school choir on the stage. Everyone, please put your hands together and give them a warm welcome."

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After the performance:

"Oh, that was wonderful! That was amazing! Thank you for such a soulful performance. Everyone, please give these talented kids a huge round of applause!" 

Skit/ Drama

"Wise men come to see
a child of greater wisdom
and honour divine." - Richelle E. Goodrich

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which means, 'God with us.'

"Today was the day when our Lord, our saviour, our Christ was born in Bethlehem. Now, students from classes 7, 8 and 9 are going to perform a skit on the birth of Jesus. Let's put our hands together and welcome them on the stage."

After the performance:

"Oh, what a lovely performance it was. Thank you, students. Everyone, please give them a huge round of applause."

Dance

"A celebration is incomplete if there's no dancing involved. So, let me now call on the stage our talented Bharatnatyam duo from class 11, [name 1] and [name 2]. Please put your hands together for them!" 

After the performance:

"What a performance! You both were so graceful, so lovely! Thank you for such a beautiful performance. Everyone, please give them a huge round of applause!" 

Calling for the next performers:

"Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle." - Martha Graham.

"I would now like to call on the stage our next dance group, students from class 5, who are going to perform with the song, [song name]. Please welcome them with a huge round of applause!" 

After the performance:

"Wow! I am spellbound! What a brilliant performance! You all are too good! Everyone, please give these talented kids a huge round of applause! Thank you."

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The anchor can similarly welcome different acts on the stage and carry on with the show. 

Wishing Song

"All good things come to an end."

"Dear audience, we are now nearing the end of the program. I have a notice for our students and their guardians - the school will remain closed from tomorrow, till the 2nd of January on the occasions of Christmas and new year. I wish you all 'Happy Holidays!’ And with that, I request you all to put your hands together for the last performance of the event! Our students from classes 2 and 3 will sing for you a wishing song!"

After the performance:

"That was beautiful! Thank you, kids. You all did great! Everyone, please give these lovely kids a huge round of applause! Thank you."

End of the Event

"Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year." - Joel Osteen 

"We have now reached the conclusion of our school's Christmas celebration. I hope that you enjoyed all the acts that our students had so meticulously prepared. Thank you for attending this event and making it successful. Thank you all for your time, encouragement, love and support.

I would like to especially thank our chief guests who took time out of their extremely busy schedules to attend this event and boost the morale of our students. Thank you so much. On behalf of [school name], I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New year! Happy Holidays! Thank you, everyone! Have a great day / good night! Take care!"

Note: This is a sample script meant to provide you with a basic idea of how to write an anchoring script for a Christmas celebration in school. Feel free to use this script and edit it as per your needs. 

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