Live from Downtown
Youth Christmas Play 2004
A reporter doing a live interview on location during Christmas tries to get passing shoppers to share their holiday cheer. She encounters a series of hostile and eccentric characters before a passing Christian helps her recover from her ordeal and shares the true source of holiday joy.
Announcer Wally:  WWWW TV News is brought to you by the Wishy Washy Windshield Wiper Company. They're fairly certain they'll work well in wet weather. Now, here's Willy Williams.

Announcer Willy:  Thanks Wally. It's just two more days till Christmas and the streets are packed as the shoppers rush home with their treasures. Reporter Wilma W. Wigwhacker is wight in the middle of the wush... I always do that! Right in the middle of the rush and we go there live to sample the holiday spirit on the street.

Wilma: Thanks, Willy and Wally. People are indeed passing with huge packages and decorations as they scramble to prepare for Christmas.
Wilma: Excuse me Ma'am! Wilma W. Wigwhacker of WWWW News. Would you mind sharing your Christmas joy with us?

Decoration Woman: Joy?!? I don't have time to think about that right now! I've got the husband at home baking for the big family Christmas dinner, each of the kids have a Gift Wish List a mile long, and on top of that I've got this ridiculous neighbourhood where everyone is trying to outdo each other with their Christmas decorations!
Wilma: We can see that some people can become "wrapped up" with Christmas. The  mood is bright, however, as we meet smile after smile. Here is someone who looks like they might give us an honest opinion. Excuse me, what does the "joy of christmas" mean to you?

The Train Woman: "Huh? Huh? Huh? (Faster and faster, begins to shuffle feet and move around.) Huh! Huh! Huh! Huh! (Like a train) Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh...(like a train whistle) WooooWoooo!
Written by Fred Passmore and Jon Lawhon. Excerpts used with permission.