Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 16: Special and Annual Events – Christmas
CHRISTMAS – GOOD KING WENCESLAS PLAY
TAGS: Christmas – Good King Wenceslas Play; Margaret Motter; publicity talks; The Twelve Days of Christmas; Good King Wenceslas; Christmas plays; Christmas music; student plays;
Margaret Motter, PMSS publicity representative in the late 1940s, wrote the talk, “Christmas at Pine Mountain,” to present before groups to raise funds for the School. The following excerpt from her speech describes the students’ presentations of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song and the “Good King Wenceslas” play:
At the conclusion of supper, the girls from another house, dressed in medieval costumes, assemble on the balcony and sing, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” which proves to be a very colorful and interesting drama when all the little wooden figures mentioned in the carol appear on the balcony rail.
On Wednesday at the School we have a special Christmas assembly with scripture read, carols sung, a drama of “Good King Wenceslas” and “Here We Come a-Wassailing.” The children always love this assembly.
GALLERY: CHRISTMAS – GOOD KING WENCESLAS PLAY
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS c. 1927-28