My family has the tradition of acting out the Christmas story each year. We're always up for any excuse to put costumes on! It's a lot of fun, and a good way to remind ourselves that Christmas isn't just about pigging out on rich foods. We expanded the play this year to include two acts. Act 1 was the manger and shepherds story, and Act 2 was the wise men story.
From Act 2, here is the pompous Herod and his trusty servant/bodyguard: The sweet (and slightly silly) Mary (It took a bit of doing for her to look reflective for the part about Mary "pondering all these things in her heart."):
Shepherds don't come much cuter than this:
The angelic screenwriter/director/stage manager/producer/boss/chief...
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!!!