By Father Gander (a.k.a. Douglas W. Larche).
Cast: 6m., 8w. (mixed chorus.) Colorful characters like Dorcas the Christmas Duck, Tanya and Toulouse Turkey, Parker and Penelope Penguin, Vincent the Violet-Nosed Vulture, the Ice Elves, the Short Squat Trolls and, of course, Sandy and Santa Claus, populate the delightful Christmas fairyland. Inspired by the national best-selling children's book Father Gander Nursery Rhymes: The Equal Rhymes Amendment, these three short comedies bring joy to holiday the world. A goofy, good-natured vulture unwittingly volunteers to be roasted for Christmas dinner in the interactive Dorcas the Christmas Duck: A Cautionary Tale. A lonely, tall Ice Elf is ridiculed by the selfish Short Squat Trolls when the Claus family considers relocating to the South Pole in The Last Straw: A Christmas Fable. The bizarre Turkey family performs a hilarious Christmas pageant for the uppercrust Penguins in Peas on Earth: A Bird's-Eye View of Christmas. Innovative costumes, funny lyrics to familiar Christmas carols, gentle lessons and a sweet but confused retelling of the Christmas story make O Christmas Three! a sure hit with actors and audiences alike. Give the gift of laughter for Christmas. Simple sets. Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes.