25+ Christmas Musicals – A Full List of Shows

Looking to get into the holiday spirit through the joy of musical theatre? You’re in the right place! Keep scrolling down to find a full list of Christmas stage musicals – new and classics!

The following list is broken down into three categories – “Christmas Musicals”, “Musicals That Mention Christmas”, and “Musicals with Winter Vibes”! Each category is sorted alphabetically.

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Christmas Musicals

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Music/Lyrics/Book: Charles M. Schulz

Musical Type: 1965 TV Special /Contemporary Musical (2013)

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A Christmas Carol

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics/Book: Lynn Ahrens  Book: Mike Ockrent

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

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A Christmas Story

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul  Book: Joseph Robinette

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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A VHS Christmas Carol

Music/Lyrics/Book: Clark Baxtresser

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

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Black Nativity

Music/Lyrics: Traditional  Book: Langston Hughes

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

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Cinnamon Grits

Music/Lyrics/Book: Erica Allen McGee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Music: Matthew Sklar  Lyrics: Chad Beguelin  Book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Music: Mel Marvin  Lyrics/Book: Timothy Mason

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

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Judy’s Scary Little Christmas

Music/Lyrics: Joe Patrick Ward  Book: David Church, Jim Webber

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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Miracle on 34th Street / Here’s Love

Music/Lyrics/Book: Meredith Wilson

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1963)

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Music/Lyrics/Book: Debbie Isitt, Nicky Ager

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Music/Lyrics/Book: Leslie Bricusse

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

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White Christmas

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: David Ives, Paul Blake

Musical Type: Golden Age Film/Contemporary Musical (1954/2000)

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Musicals That Mention Christmas

Amazing Grace

Music/Lyrics: Christopher Smith  Book: Smith, Arthur Giron

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Music: Charles Strouse  Lyrics: Martin Charnin  Book:  Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

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Billy Elliot

Music: Elton John  Lyrics: Lee Hall  Book: Lee Hall

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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Black Friday

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Matt Lang, Nick Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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Catch Me If You Can

Music: Marc Shaiman  Lyrics: Marc Shaiman  Book: Terrence McNally

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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Music: Sammy Fain  Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg  Book: Harburg, Fred Saidy

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

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Holiday Inn

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: Gordon Greenberg, Chad Hodge

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2014)

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I Love My Wife

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics/Book: Michael Stewart

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1977)

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Little Women

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert Edwin Lee

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

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Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert Edwin Lee

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Music/Lyrics: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane  Book: Hugh Wheeler

Musical Type: 1944 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1989)

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Promises, Promises

Music: Burt Bacharach  Lyrics: Hal David  Book: Neil Simon

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1968)

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Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Larson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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She Loves Me

Music: Jerry Bock  Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick  Book: Joe Masteroff

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

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The Last Five Years

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jason Robert Brown

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Music: Pippa Cleary  Lyrics: Jake Brunger, Cleary  Book: Brunger

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Twelfth Night

Music/Lyrics: Shaina Taub  Book: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Taub

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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Musicals With Winter Vibes


Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez  Book: Jennifer Lee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Winter Wonderettes

Music: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2016)

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Stacy Karyn, author of Christmas Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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