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SCENE 1:

NORTH OF THE NORTH POLE ................................................ 2 SONG 1:

SCENE 2:

(WHO'S GONNA) SAVE CHRISTMAS?

EVIL PLAN BINGLE JELLS BINGLE JELLS

15 17 18

LET'S GO CAROLLING BINGLE JELLS ORANGES AND LEMONS BINGLE JELLS

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THE SNOW GLOBE ............................................................... 31 SONG 12: DANCE OF THE SNOWFLAKES (INSTRUMENTAL) SONG 13: DANCE OF THE SNOWFLAKES (REPRISE)

SCENE 8:

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THE FROZEN FOREST ............................................................. 25 SONG 11: (WE WANNA BE) CHRISTMAS TREES

SCENE 7:

12

ST. CLEMENT'S CHURCH ...................................................... 19 SONG 7: SONG 8: SONG 9: SONG 10:

SCENE 6:

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THE ICE QUEEN'S CASTLE .................................................... 15 SONG 4: SONG 5: SONG 6:

SCENE 5:

DING DONG BONG

THE NORTH POLE ................................................................ 11 SONG 3:

SCENE 4:

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THE CLAPPER FAMILY FOUNDRY ........................................... 6 SONG 2:

SCENE 3:

GOBLINS

32 33

THE ICE QUEEN'S CASTLE .................................................... 34 SONG 14: SONG 15: SONG 16: SONG 17:

JINGLE BELLS / BINGLE JELLS JINGLE BELLS / BINGLE JELLS WHO'S GONNA SAVE CHRISTMAS? (REPRISE) JINGLE BELLS

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Scene 1

North of the North Pole Somewhere north of the North Pole. Snow and ice are everywhere. A grumpy looking snowman stands to one side. A sign post points to 'The North Pole'. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the First.

NARRATOR 2

In which Goblins arrive at the North Pole, search for a magic bell and learn the true meaning of 'cold'.

SoundFX 1:

Wind

GRUMPY SNOWMAN Ah.. . peace and quiet at last. The birds have stopped cawing, the wolves have stopped howling and that wizard has stopped burying stuff in the snow. Now I can get some sleep. The Goblins enter. Oh no, I spoke too soon! It's Goblins! GOBLIN 1

By my mother's beard it's cold out here!

GOBLIN 2

Really cold!

GOBLIN 3

Really, really cold.

GOBLIN 4

Really, really, really cold...

GOBLIN 5

Really, really, really, really cold...

GOBLIN 1

And it's so white!

GOBLIN 2

Really white!

GOBLIN 3

Really, really white!

GOBLIN 4

Really, really, really white!

GOBLIN 5

Really, really, really, really white!

GOBLIN 1

You do know it's annoying when you do that 'really' thing?

GOBLIN 2

What? Really annoying?

GOBLIN 3

Really, really annoying?

GOBLIN 4

Really, really, really, annoying?

GOBLIN 5

Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really... 2


GOBLIN 1

Somebody smack him! Goblin 4 smacks Goblin 5.

GOBLIN 5

...really annoying? More Goblins enter left and right.

GOBLIN 1

Well? Did you find it?

GOBLIN 6

We searched high.

GOBLIN 7

We searched low.

GOBLIN 8

We searched near.

GOBLIN 9

We Searched far.

GOBLIN 10

We even searched each other!

GOBLIN 1

And?

GOBLINS

Nothing. Not a thing.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLIN 1

You lot! How long is this going to take? I'm trying to sleep!

Look guys, it's a talking snowman!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN I can sleep too, but not when you lot are here looking for stuff. Let's make a deal. I'll help you find it, you go away.

Song 1:

Goblins

GOBLIN 1

Hah! What would a grumpy snowman know?

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

More than a freezing Goblin!

GOBLIN 1

It is cold... okay guys, tell Snowy here what we're doing.

GOBLINS

(Singing) Our Jack Frost, has a plan To spoil Christmas if he can. All he needs, is a bell. A magic orb, the Bingle Jell.

GOBLIN 1 & 2

So we're out here, looking all about.

GOBLIN 3 & 4

When we find it, you will hear us shout—hey!

GOBLINS

We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins! 3


We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins true! We’re Goblins through and through! GOBLINS

Jack found a map, in a book. Sent us here, how we’ve looked. All we’ve found, here is ice. Just like us, it’s not too nice.

GOBLIN 5 & 6

So we're out here, looking all about.

GOBLIN 7 & 8

When we find it, you will hear us shout—hey!

GOBLINS

We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins! We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins true! We’re Goblins through and through!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLINS

(Excitedly) You have? Where?

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLINS

Sorry. I was right the first time. Over there!

Dig! Dig! Back over there! (Singing) We are Goblins!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLINS

Sorry, my mistake, not there. I meant here.

Dig! Dig! Dig over here! (Singing) We are Goblins!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLINS

Over there!

Dig! Dig! Dig over there! (Singing) We are Goblins!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN GOBLINS

You know what, I have seen this 'Bingle Jell'.

Gosh, I'm not sure now...

Dig! Dig! Dig anywhere! (Singing) 4


We, are Goblins true! We’re Goblins through and through! The Goblins collapse, exhausted. GOBLINS

(Singing tiredly) Our Jack Frost, has a plan To spoil Christmas if he can. All he needs, is a bell. A magic orb, the Bingle Jell. The Goblins stand up.

GOBLIN 1 & 2

So we're out here, looking all about.

GOBLIN 3 & 4

When we find it, you will hear us shout—hey!

GOBLINS

We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins! We are Goblins proud and true. Being naughty’s what we do. We are wild and wicked too. 'Cos we, are Goblins true! We’re Goblins through and through!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

Oh there it is, buried beneath the signpost.

GOBLIN 2

Look! It's the Bingle Jell!

GOBLINS

(Triumphant singing) We, are Goblins true! We’re Goblins through and through!

GOBLIN 1

You sneaky pile of frozen slush! You had it all along!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

Just having fun! See yer later now—and have an ice day.

Goblin 1 holds up the Bingle Jell. GOBLIN 1

Goblins! Let's get back to the castle. And we'll Bingle all the way!

GOBLINS

Bingle, Bingle, Bingle, Bingle... The Goblins exit.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

They've gone. Well, I won't see them again! BLACKOUT

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Scene 2

The Clapper Family Foundry The Clapper Bell Foundry in London. There are bells everywhere. Tableaux: Mr Clapper is holding a large church bell. Mrs Clapper is examining small hand–bells. Andy Clapper, their nephew, is stacking boxes. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the Second.

NARRATOR 2

In which a doorbell rings, Andy meets Elfie, Elfie meets the Clapper family, and magic bells are procured.

The tableaux comes to life.

Song 2:

Ding Dong Bong

MR CLAPPER

Andy, the crack in the Great Bell of Bow is repaired. You can start the polishing please.

ANDY

Yes Sir. He starts polishing the bell.

MRS CLAPPER

And the the choir hand–bells are finished. Pack them in the delivery box please.

Still polishing, he picks up the hand–bells. ANDY

Yes Ma'am.

MR CLAPPER

Oh, and the Jingle Bell order needs wrapping.

ANDY

Yes Sir. Polishing and packing, Andy starts wrapping the Jingle Bells.

SoundFX 2: MR CLAPPER

Giant donging doorbell (in song) That's the door! Andy, go and see who it is.

Elfie the Elf courier enters and knocks Andy over. SoundFX 3:

Bells dropping.

MR & MRS CLAPPER ELFIE

Andy! Use your head, not your hands!

Sorry! Let me help you pick them up. The Clapper family children rush in. 6


CLAPPER BOYS

It's the doorbell!

CLAPPER GIRLS

It's a customer!

CLAPPER CHILDREN

Time for our song!

CLAPPER BOYS

(Singing) Bong—Ding—Dong,

CLAPPER GIRLS

Ding, Dong

CLAPPER BOYS

Bong—Ding—Dong

CLAPPER GIRLS

Ding—Dong—Bong!

MR CLAPPER

(To Elfie) Welcome to the Clapper Family Bell Foundry, the bestest bell foundry in all of London!

CLAPPER FAMILY Greetings, we’re the Clapper family. Ding – Dong – Bong. Hi and welcome to our Foundry Ding – Dong – Bong. We make bells of ev’ry shape and size, We make bells for ev'ry enterprise. We make bells that chime and harmonise. Bong—Ding—Dong—Bong Ding—Dong—Bong! ELFIE

Good ... but I'm here to pick up Jingle Bells.

CLAPPER FAMILY We make bells for sailing ships at sea. Ding – Dong – Bong. We make bells for schools and factories. Ding – Dong – Bong. Bells for houses, visitors are here, Bells for towers, danger’s somewhere near, Bells for churches, spreading Christmas cheer. Bong—Ding—Dong—Bong Ding—Dong—Bong! ELFIE

You make lots of bells—great! Do you make Jingle Bells?

CLAPPER FAMILY We make Christmas bells so magical. Ding – Dong – Bong. Tiny, shiny, polished, spherical. Ding – Dong – Bong. Bells for Christmas hats so ding–erly. Bells for Christmas trees so bing–erly. Bells for Christmas sleighs so jing–erly. Bong—Ding—Dong—Bong Ding—Dong—Bong! 7


MR CLAPPER

(Shaking Elfie's hand) Rumble Clapper, bell–maker, at your service.

ELFIE

Elfie...Elf, courier. I'm after Jingle Bells.

MR CLAPPER

Welcome Elfie! Come and meet the family!

ELFIE

I'm in a bit of a hurry...

MR CLAPPER

Nonsense, there's always time for introductions!

ADORABLE CLAPPER

I'm Adora–bell.

AGREEABLE CLAPPER

And I'm Agree–a–bell!

ARGUABLE CLAPPER

Well I'm not! I'm Argue–a–bell!

FLAMMABLE CLAPPER

I'm Flam–a–bell. I don't play with matches.

LIKABLE CLAPPER

I'm Like–a–bell.

LOVABLE CLAPPER

And I'm Love–a–bell.

VISIBLE CLAPPER

I'm Visi–bell. This is my sister, Invisi–bell.

NIMBLE CLAPPER

I'm Nim–ble.

POSABLE CLAPPER

I'm Pose–a–bell.

THIMBLE CLAPPER

And I'm Thim–bell. I like sewing.

WASHABLE CLAPPER

I'm Wash–a–bell. I do that a lot round here.

ELFIE

Er, all your girls have 'Bell' in their names...

MR CLAPPER

We think it has a nice ring to it. And now the boys.

BUBBLE CLAPPER

I'm Bub. Bub–bell!

CHEWABLE CLAPPER

I'm Chew–a–bell.

FUMBLE CLAPPER

Hi! I'm Fum–bell!

GRUMBLE CLAPPER

I'm Grum–bell. Grrr!

HUMBLE CLAPPER

I'm Hum–bell.

JUMBLE CLAPPER

I'm Jum–bell.

MUMBLE CLAPPER

Mum–bell, mum–bell, mum–bell.

SCRABBLE CLAPPER

I'm Scrab–bell. Anyone for a game?

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TAXABLE CLAPPER

I'm Tax–a–bell.

TROUBLE CLAPPER

I'm Trub–bell. With a capital T.

UNBEARABLE CLAPPER And I'm just plain Un–bear–a–bell. ELFIE

And that's everyone?

MRS CLAPPER

Everyone but me. I'm Mrs Clapper, Ma–bell to my family. Now, Christmas Bells wasn't it?

ELFIE

Yes. Ordered in the name of S.Claus...

MRS CLAPPER

Ah, the special order. Andy, get the jingle bells.

ANDY

Yes Ma'am.

ELFIE

Andy? Not Andy–Bell?

TROUBLE CLAPPER Andy's just a cousin. He don't get no bell. UNBEARABLE CLAPPER He just gets jobs. And names! BUBBLE CLAPPER Like Pandy Andy. GRUMBLE CLAPPER

And Sandy Andy.

MUMBLE CLAPPER And Dandy Andy. ANDY

(With fists up) You stop saying that or I'll—I'll...

BOYS

Oh yeah? You'll what?

MRS CLAPPER

Boys, Andy. Use your head, not your hands.

BOYS

Yes father.

ANDY

Yes Sir.

MR CLAPPER

Good. It's not nice being an Angry Andy. Now, help Elfie with the Christmas Bells.

Andy picks up the boxes and follows Elfie. BOYS

Angry Andy, Angry Andy, Angry Andy! Andy drops the boxes and raises his fists.

MR & MRS CLAPPER SoundFX 4:

Children. Heads, not hands!

Dinner bell.

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MR CLAPPER

Ah, dinner time! Don't take too long Andy. We have sweets for treats and you know they go quickly.

The Clapper family exit. ANDY

Oh yes, I certainly don't want to be a No–Candy–Andy!

ELFIE

Cheer up. When I was a little elf , I was really sick. So instead of Elfie they'd call me 'un–Elfie'. Now I'm grown up—but they still call me that.

ANDY

You're an Elf?

ELFIE

Yep. And these are magic bells for Santa's sleigh.

ANDY

We make magic bells? For Santa's sleigh? Oh come on!

ELFIE

It's true. Ringing bells keep evil creatures like goblins right away. Why do you think we sing Jingle Bells so much at Christmas? (Pulls out a candy cane) Here, catch. Elfie throws Andy the candy cane.

ANDY

What's this? An evil goblin candy cane?

ELFIE

No, it's a magic candy cane.

ANDY

(Licking the candy) It doesn't taste like magic. What does it do?

ELFIE

Ooh, lots of things. Magic sight, magic travel, magic forgetting.

SoundFX 5: ANDY

Magical candy cane sound (To himself ) Forgetting? Now what was I doing? Ah yes. Dinner!

Andy pockets the candy and exits. ELFIE

And when you most need it, magic help too. And this Christmas we just might need a Handy–Andy. BLACKOUT

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Scene 3

The North Pole Santa's sleigh is centre stage. Tableaux: Elves working on the sleigh, holding reindeer, carrying presents. The ELF Inspector is conferring with four elves. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the Third.

NARRATOR 2

In which the Elf guards bring bad news, Santa jumps to a conclusion, and the magic jingle bells finally arrive.

The tableaux comes to life. ELF INSPECTOR

Section leaders. How are preparations for the Big Night going?

ELF 1

All toys are on the sleigh, Elf Inspector!

ELF 2

The 'Naughty or Nice' list is on the sleigh, Elf Inspector!

ELF 3

The reindeer are attached to the sleigh, Elf Inspector.

ELF 4

Er...

ELF INSPECTOR

Er? We can't have 'ers' on Christmas Eve!

ELF 4

Um then. We don't have the magic Jingle Bells.

ELF INSPECTOR

Right. Let's not panic. Who went to get them?

ELF 1

Elfie the Courier.

ELF INSPECTOR

Elfie? I was wrong. Let's panic!

The Elves run around, panicking. Santa enters. SANTA

Ho, ho, ho! What's the problem, Elf Inspector?

ELF INSPECTOR

No problem Santa! Everything is fine! Isn't it, elves!

ELVES

Yes Santa!

ELF INSPECTOR

(Whispering to Elf 4) Go and find Elfie! Now!

Elf 4 exits. SANTA

Of course it is Christmas Eve. So we're bound to have trouble soon. Three Elf Guards run in. 11


Bingo! It's time for the Annual Christmas Calamity! ELF GUARD 1

Santa! Santa! Santa!

ELF GUARD 2

It's terrible! It's terrible! It's really terrible!

ELF GUARD 3

Ruined! Ruined! It's absolutely ruined!

Santa holds up his hand.

Song 3:

(Who's Gonna) Save Christmas?

SANTA

Let me guess. It's something beginning with—C?

ELF Guards

Yes...

SANTA

And something ending with—S?

ELF Guards

Yes!

SANTA

I knew it! I knew it! Christmas is in strife yet again. The Elf Guards look at each other in puzzlement. Santa breaks into song.

SANTA

Every year, it's the same. Trouble strikes, it's insane!

ELVES

Who's Gonna Save Christmas, this year?

SANTA

Stolen gifts, stolen boots. Stolen sleighs and stolen suits!

ELVES

Who's Gonna Save Christmas, this year?

ELVES & REINDEERS We're betting on some human, Some Scrooge or joyless mug. They'll save the day, we'll shout 'hooray! And then we'll have to hug. ELVES

(Spoken) And we're Elves. We hate hugs!

ELF 5

Hugs and handshakes.

ELF 6

Hugs, handshakes and how–do–you–dos.

ELVES

But mainly hugs.

ELVES

(Singing)| Santas bad, Santas fake. Santas mad for goodness sake!

SANTA

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REINDEERS

Reindeers sick, Reindeers lost. Reindeers frozen by Jack Frost!

SANTA

Who's Gonna Save Christmas, this year?

SANTA

I'm betting Reindeers this year. One of my North Pole Buds.

ALL

They'll save the day, we'll shout hooray. But we'll still have to hug.

SANTA

Give us the run down on previous Christmas heroes, Elf Inspector!

ELF INSPECTOR

There's been girls and boys and dogs and cats. Frosty the snowman with his magic snowman hat. There's been reindeers and elves, and Christmas trees, And two Christmases ago Christmas was saved by me. There's been spectres and ghosts, and Grinches mean. And even Pumpkin Jack from Halloween. There's been Martians and monsters and Santa it's true. That the only one who hasn't saved a Christmas is you!

ELVES

Who, is, gonna save Christmas? Human, Elf or reindeer? Who is gonna save Christmas? Who is gonna, gonna,gonna save it this year?

REINDEERS

Who's gonna save Christmas? Who's gonna sa–a–a–ve Christmas? Who's gonna save Christmas? Who will save Christmas Day?

ELVES

Who, is, gonna save Christmas? Human, Elf or reindeer? Who is gonna save Christmas? Who is gonna, gonna,gonna save it this year?

ALL

Save it this year? Save it this year?

SANTA

(Spoken) Ho, ho, ho! I think it might be Santa's turn to save Christmas!

ELF INSPECTOR

With all respect Santa—you?

ELVES

Ha, ha, ha!

SANTA

Well, I think I could do it! (Singing)

REINDEERS

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Who's gonna save Christmas? Who's gonna sa–a–a–ve Christmas? Who's gonna save Christmas? Who will save Christmas Day?


Do not sweat, do not fear, Do not worry, Santa's here! ELVES & REINDEERS SANTA

You're gonna save Christmas this year?

Things look bad, things look grey, I will save this Christmas Day!

ELVES & REINDEERS SANTA

Who's, gonna save Christmas?

I am!

ELVES & REINDEERS SANTA

Who's, gonna save Christmas?

Me, that's who!

SANTA, ELVES & REINDEERS

Santa's gonna save Christmas, this year!

SANTA

Oh yeah!

ELF GUARD 1

Er Santa, we've been trying to tell you. That thing that was ruined...

ELF GUARD 2

That began with C and ended with S...

ELF GUARD 3

It wasn't Christmas.

SANTA, ELVES & REINDEERS

It wasn't?

ELF GUARDS

It was cakes. C – a – k – e – s.

ELF GUARD 1

They were left in the oven.

ELF GUARD 2

And they got burnt.

ELF GUARD 3

And they're ruined! Ruined! Absolutely ruined!

ELF GUARDS

Sorry!

The Elf Guards exit. Elf 4 enters with Elfie and the bells. ELF INSPECTOR

Well, well, well. It's Un–Elfie the Elf, running late.

ELFIE

That's Elfie, and I'm not—ELF INSPECTOR Whatever. Come on Elves, let's get the bells attached to the sleigh. No bells, no fly! The reindeers pull the sleigh offstage. The Elves follow.

SANTA

So, no Christmas calamity after all. How disappointing. Ho, ho, ho... BLACKOUT

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Scene 4

The Ice Queen's Castle A magic mirror is centre stage, giant ice crystalsleft a nd right. Tableaux: The Ice Queen stares into the mirror. Jack Frost and three Evil Elves crouch to one side. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the Fourth.

NARRATOR 2

In which the Ice Queen, Jack Frost and the Evil Elves plot a really, really, really, really evil plan.

The tableaux comes to life. ICE QUEEN

Disappointing? Disappointing! Oh my dear Santa, you'll know the meaning of disappointing when the Ice Queen has finished with you! I'll ruin Christmas for everybody! Everybody! (To others) Jack Frost! Evil Elves! Tell me of your plans!

EVIL ELF 1

Um—we do have an evil plan.

EVIL ELF 2

Um, a really evil plan.

EVIL ELF 3

A really, really evil plan.

JACK FROST

A really, really, really...

ICE QUEEN

Enough! Let me be the judge of how evil it is!

Song 4:

Evil Plan

JACK FROST

We, have got, an evil plan so fine. It will send, cold shivers down your spine.

EVIL ELVES

And it's very, very mean, And it's very, very mad. And it's very, very foul, And it's very, very bad.

JACK FROST

Just take, one glimpse and you will be a fan.

EVIL ELVES

Of our evil (evil), evil (evil), evil!

ALL

Evil Plan!

ICE QUEEN

Details Jack Frost! I need details!

The Goblins enter. 15


JACK FROST & EVIL ELVES We, have brought, the goblins of this land. They'll obey, what e'er their Queen commands. GOBLINS

And we're very, very mean, And we're very, very mad. And we're very, very foul, And we're very, very bad.

ALL

Now take, one glimpse and you will be a fan. Of our evil (evil), evil (evil), evil! Evil Plan!

ICE QUEEN

Goblins? But you can't use goblins at Christmas. They're scared of bells!

JACK FROST

All will be revealed. But now ... Goblins! Dance for your queen!

The Goblins dance. ICE QUEEN

I'll admit Jack Frost, It's an evil plan. Evil to the core, I'm sure, Never used Goblins before. And your evil laugh, With it's evil edge, Fits your evil grin, so thin. Makes me think this time we'll win. Yes, your evil plan is great, And I can hardly wait to try it, Just one tiny question for you, Just WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO?

JACK FROST

Oh sorry. Didn't I say?

Holds up the Bingle Jell. JACK FROST

We, have found the magic Bingle Jell.

EVIL ELVES

Sing it's name, to silence every bell.

ALL

And that's very, very mean, And it's very, very mad. And it's very, very foul And it's very, very bad.

JACK FROST

And there's your glimpse so are you now a fan?

ALL

Of our evil (evil), evil (evil), evil! Evil Plan?

ICE QUEEN

(Thoughtfully) Hmm. We've never use Goblins because they're scared of ringing 16


bells. But if the Bingle Jell steals their sound ... the goblins can steal the bells. And without bells Christmas is ruined. Why, that's a... JACK FROST

Yes?

EVIL ELVES

Yes?

GOBLINS

Yes?

ICE QUEEN

A really, really, really evil plan!

ALL

Yay!

ICE QUEEN

But I remain unconvinced. A demonstration please.

JACK FROST

With pleasure. (To Evil Elf 2) Ring the bell please.

SoundFX 6: GOBLINS

Small bell. Arghh! Stop the bell! Stop the bell!

The Goblins run about in a frenzy. JACK FROST

But, if we wave the Bingle Jell ball, and sing the Bingle Jell song...

Jack holds the Bingle Jell up high.

Song 5:

Bingle Jells

JACK FROST & EVIL ELVES (Singing) Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun, it is to sing, And steal their bells away, hey! JACK FROST

And then ring the bell...

Evil ELF 2 shakes the bell but there's no sound. GOBLINS

Smash the bell! Smash the bell! The Goblins grab the bell and jump on it.

JACK FROST

So you find my bell stealing plan...appealing? Get it? Ap–peal–ling?

ICE QUEEN

Yes! Evil plans and bad jokes! That's my sort of Christmas! (To Goblins) Goblins! Take the Bingle Jell! Find all the bells! Steal their sweet, sweet sound! Then steal the bells and bring them back to me! 17


Song 6:

Bingle Jells

GOBLINS

(Singing) Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun, it is to sing, And steal their bells away, hey! The Goblins exit.

ICE QUEEN

This Bingle Jell. Was it hard to find?

JACK FROST

I gave the goblins a map. When they got there a snowman helped them.

ICE QUEEN

A snowman eh? Let's go and make sure this Snowy Samaritan doesn't decide to help any one else. I won't have our evil plan wrecked!

The Ice Queen exits. JACK FROST

Evil Elves ... is there anyway to wreck our plan?

EVIL ELF 1

It's possible. You'd need a human child with magic candy cane...

EVIL ELF 2

A giant bell without a clapper...

EVIL ELF 3

And the secret Bingle Jell reversing spell.

JACK FROST

Hah! And where in the world would there be a human with magic candy, a giant bell AND the secret reversing spell!

ICE QUEEN

(Offstage) Jack Frost!

JACK FROST

Coming my Ice Queen!

Jack Frost and the Evil Elves exit. BLACKOUT

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Scene 5

St. Clement's Church An old church door with stained glass windows either side. Tableaux: Carollers off to one side, singing, handbell–ringers on the other side, empty handed and looking off–stage expectantly. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the Fifth.

NARRATOR 2

In which bells are delivered, bells are played and bells are stolen.

The tableaux comes to life. Andy enters dragging the Great Bell of Bow on its trolley. he carries the box of handbells. HANDBELL–RINGER 1 ANDY

You're here at last! We were just about to ring you!

Sorry, it's been a very busy Christmas Eve. The church door opens.

CHURCHBELL–RINGER 1 I say! Is that the Great Bell of Bow? We need that before we can start the Christmas ringing! Coming right — (Looks up) up. Oh boy...

ANDY

Andy sighs and pulls the bell into the church. CAROLER 1

So what carol shall we start with?

CAROLER 2

Well I think it should be every parent's favourite carol. (Singing) Silent Night!

CAROLER 3

I disagree. It should be the one about the clean underwear. (Singing) While Shepherds washed their sock by night...

CAROLER 4

That's silly. It should be the one about Good King Wenceslas ordering his pizza. You know, he wants it: (Singing) Deep and crisp and even.

CAROLER 1

Let's ask the Handbell–Ringers.

HANDBELL–RINGER 1

We don't care.

HANDBELL–RINGER 2

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Song 7: CAROLLERS

Let's Go Carolling Christmas Eve,(Christmas Eve). Joyous Noel! (Joyous Noel!). We're singing carols, (We're singing carols).

HANDBELL–RINGERS

And playing them on bells.

CAROLLERS & HANDBELL–RINGERS Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go carolling. CAROLLERS

Ding dong merrily on high, In heav'n the bells are ringing. Ding dong verily the sky Is riv'n with angels singing.

CAROLLERS

Here's another one (Here's another one) We know it well. (We know it well) We'll sing the chorus. (We'll sing the chorus)

HANDBELL–RINGERS

We'll join in with the bells!

CAROLLERS & HANDBELL–RINGERS Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go carolling. CAROLLERS

Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, All seem to say, throw cares away. Ding dong ding dong, that is their song With joyful ring, all carolling. Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas. On on they send, on without end, Their joyful tone, to ev'ry home.

CAROLLERS

Light the candles, (Light the candles). Hold them up high, (Hold them up high).

HANDBELL–RINGERS

Ring out the hand–bells, (Ring out the hand–bells).

CAROLLERS & HANDBELL–RINGERS To the passers by. CAROLLERS & HANDBELL–RINGERS Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go, let's go carolling. Let's go carolling. 20


HANDBELL–RINGER 3

Hold on—can you hear something?

HANDBELL–RINGER 4

It sounds like ... Jingle Bells?

Jack Frost and the Goblins enter, carrying the Bingle Jell.

Song 8:

Bingle Jells

GOBLINS

(Singing) Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun, it is to sing, And steal their bells away, hey! The Handbell–Ringers shake their bells.

HANDBELL–RINGER 1

My bell doesn't work!

HANDBELL–RINGER 2

My bell's bell–less!

HANDBELL–RINGER 3

My bell's all dinged out!

HANDBELL–RINGER 4

My bell's all donged out!

The Goblins lift the bells from the bell–ringers' hands. HANDBELL–RINGER 1

My bell's floating in the air!

HANDBELL–RINGER 2

My bell's floating away!

Jack Frost and the Goblins head off stage. HANDBELL–RINGER 3

My bell's overtaking your bell!

HANDBELL–RINGER 4

My bell's—disappearing!

A policeman enters. POLICEMAN

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello! What's all this noise then?

HANDBELL–RINGERS POLICEMAN

Our bells—they just disappeared!

Disappeared? Pull the other leg, it's got bells on —

A Goblin enters holding a bicycle bell. Hoi! That's my bicycle bell! Follow those bells! The Policeman and Handbell–Ringers run off. CAROLER 1

I think I know what carol we should sing is...

CAROLLERS

Is what? 21


CAROLER 1

The first No–bell.

They exit. Church doors open to reveal the Church–bell ringers inside. Andy is attaching a rope to the Big Bell of Bow. CHURCHBELL–RINGER 1 Are you finished yet? ANDY

Almost. I just have to attach the clapper inside.

CHURCHBELL–RINGER 2 I'm sorry, but we have to start now. CHURCHBELL–RINGER 3 Just make sure the bell is ready by the last verse. CHURCHBELL–RINGER 4 The Great Bell of Bow ALWAYS plays the last dong! ANDY

No clapper? Hmm. Maybe it was in the handbell box. Andy exits.

Song 9:

Oranges and Lemons

GROUP 1

Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St. Clements.

GROUP 2

You owe me five farthings, say the bells of St. Martins.

GROUP 1

When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.

GROUP 2

When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch.

GROUP 1

When will that be? Say the Bells of Stepney.

GROUP 2

I do not know. Says the Great Bell of Bow. The Churchbell–Ringers look around for Andy.

CHURCHBELL–RINGER 1 (Spoken) He's not back yet. How unprofessional! CHURCHBELL–RINGER 2 But it's time to rock those bells! GROUP 1

(Singing) Oranges and Lemons

GROUP 2

Oranges and lemons say the Bells of St. Clements.

GROUP 1

You owe me five farthings.

GROUP 2

Say the bells of St. Martins.

GROUP 1

When will you pay me?

GROUP 2

When will you pay me? say the bells of Old Bailey

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GROUP 1

Not 'til I grow rich.

GROUP 2

Say the bells of Shoreditch.

GROUP 1

So when will that be?

GROUP 2

When will that be? Say the Bells of Stepney.

GROUP 1

I do not know.

GROUP 2

Says the Great Bell of Bow.

ALL

The Great Bell of Bow. The Great Bell of Bow. Great Bell of Bow.

CHURCHBELL–RINGER 1 Fancy having to finish without the Great Bell! CHURCHBELL–RINGER 2 I'll be ringing Mr Clapper, mark my words! CHURCHBELL–RINGER 3 Hold on—can you hear something? CHURCHBELL–RINGER 4 It sounds like ... Jingle Bells? Jack Frost and the Goblins enter.

Song 10:

Bingle Jells

GOBLINS

(Singing) Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun, it is to sing, And steal their bells away, hey! The Goblins exit opposite.

CHURCHBELL–RINGER 1 (Pulling on rope) Hey! My bell doesn't work! The Churchbell–Ringers' all pull their ropes. CHURCHBELL–RINGER 2 My bell doesn't work either! CHURCHBELL–RINGER 3 The ropes must be stuck. CHURCHBELL–RINGER 4 Let's pull harder and free them! The Goblins enter carrying large bells and stand to one side. The Churchbell– Ringers pull really hard. The ropes and the ringers fall over. CHURCHBELL–RINGERS Our bells have vanished! Arrghh!

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The Churchbell–Ringers run off. The Goblins enter. Andy enters from the other side, sees the Goblins and hides behind the Great Bell of Bow. GOBLIN 1

Hey boss, do we take this one? (Jack Frost taps the bell)

JACK FROST

Nah. It doesn't have a clapper.

GOBLIN 1

So, where to next boss?

JACK FROST

To that bell–making place. They'll be rich pickings there no doubt.

Jack Frost and the Goblins exit. Andy appears. ANDY

What were those things! And what do I do now? (Pulls out candy cane and eats some) I wish there was someone who could help!

SoundFX 7:

Magic candy cane sound

Elfie enters. ELFIE

Andy! I'm here to help! BLACKOUT

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Scene 6

The Frozen Forest A sign post points to 'The Ice Queen's Castle' and the 'North Pole'. Tableaux: Pine trees stand about the stage, branches held at different angles. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the Sixth.

NARRATOR 2

In which the narrators fill in the gaps.

NARRATOR 1

So what happened?

NARRATOR 2

Well ... Andy and Elfie went back to the foundry and found Andy's cousins had all been kidnapped!

NARRATOR 1

Wow!

NARRATOR 2

And then Elfie told Andy about the Bingle Jell.

NARRATOR 1

That's great! What next?

NARRATOR 2

It doesn't say. Guess we'll just have to watch like everybody else.

The tableaux comes to life. The trees start chatting. PINE TREE 1

My goodness it's cold today!

PINE TREE 2

Almost makes you wish you were a fir tree.

PINE TREES

Ha, ha, ha!

PINE TREE 3

Ooh, that joke made me drop my knitting needles.

PINE TREES

Ha, ha, ha!

PINE TREE 4

At least we have lots of ice窶田ream cones!

PINE TREES

Ha, ha, ha!

PINE TREE 5

Ssh! Somebody's coming.

Andy and Elfie enter, dragging the bell. ANDY

So those things with the 'Bingle Jell' are goblins?

ELFIE

Yup.

ANDY

And they've stolen every working bell in the world, including Santa's?

ELFIE

Yup again. 25


ANDY

And they've kidnapped my family because they're all 'bells and clappers'.

ELFIE

Yup for the third time.

ANDY

And we're going to the Ice Queen's castle to try and free them?

ELFIE

And save Christmas too. Santa's sleigh can't fly without bells.

PINE TREE 6

Ooh, I wouldn't say 'Christmas' round here.

ELFIE

(To Andy) Why not?

ANDY

(Confused) Why not what?

ELFIE

Why shouldn't I say 'Christmas'?

PINE TREE 7

Ooh, you said it again!

Andy and Elfie stand back to back. ANDY & ELFIE

Who said that?

PINE TREE 8

He did!

ANDY & ELFIE

Who said that?

PINE TREE 9

He did!

ANDY

Arghh! Talking Christmas trees! Pause.

PINE TREE 10

(Sternly) We don't mention Christmas Trees round here.

ELFIE

Why not?

Song 11:

(We Wanna Be) Christmas trees

PINE TREE 1

A long time ago a traveller stopped in our forest.

PINE TREE 2

He was carrying a painting, all wrapped up.

PINE TREE 3

While he slept, we took a peek.

PINE TREE 4

It showed a tree, dressed in lights—

PINE TREES

Ooh!

PINE TREE 5

And tinsel — 26


PINE TREES

Mmm!

PINE TREE 6

And tiny little bells.

PINE TREES

Aah...

PINE TREE 7

And ever since then —

PINE TREES

(Singing) We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We wanna be ornamental. Christmas trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, Bright with bells and tinsel.

PINE TREES

(Group 1) Once so long ago. We all shared a dream. Of a pine tree strong and proud, Of a pine tree tall and Strong and round and bright and green. It glittered head to toe, Like a thousand water drops. And bright rays shone all around. From the star stuck on its very top.

PINE TREES

(Singing) We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We wanna be ornamental. Christmas trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, Bright with bells and tinsel.

PINE TREES

(Group 2) Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! We wanna be wanna be Christmas trees Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! We wanna be wanna be Christmas trees 27


Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh yeah! We wanna be wanna be Christmas trees, Oh yeah.... PINE TREES

Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah!

(Group 4) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, They're leaves are so unchanging. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, They're leaves are so unchanging. Not only green, when summers here, But also when, 'tis cold and drear. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, They're leaves are so unchanging.

PINE TREE 8

(Spoken) But we want to change!

PINE TREE 9

We're fed up with green!

PINE TREE 10

Green is so last year!

PINE TREES

And that's why — (Singing) We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We wanna be ornamental. Christmas trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, We Wanna Be Christmas Trees, Bright with bells and tinsel. Bright with bells and tinsel. Bright with bells and tinsel.

The pine trees look at Elfie and Andy expectantly. PINE TREE 1

So if you help us...

PINE TREE 2

We'll help you ... get all the bells back and save Christmas.

ANDY

How did you know what we want to do?

PINE TREE 3

Because we're magical trees who know everything... 28


ANDY

(Impressed) You are? Wow!

ELFIE

No they're not. They just overheard us when we arrived.

PINE TREE 4

Spoil sport!

PINE TREE 5

Either way, without us, you'll never find the secret of the Bingle Jell and save Christmas.

PINE TREES

So make us into beautiful Christmas Trees!

Elfie leads Andy to one side. ELFIE

How? We don't have any decorations!

MR & MRS CLAPPER

Use your head, not your hands...

ANDY

Hold on ... I've got an idea. (To pine trees) What if you each had a string of bells?

PINE TREES

Bells? Oh yes! That would be lovely!

ELFIE

Bells? There aren't any bells!

ANDY

From Andy Clapper's ice–bell foundry. I make a mould — I pour in water — I wait until it freezes... And there are our bells! Andy and Elfie string the bells on each tree as the trees sing.

PINE TREES

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, They're leaves are so unchanging. Not only green, when summers here, But also when, 'tis cold and drear. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, They're leaves are so unchanging.

PINE TREES

(Spoken) But look at us! We've changed! We're Christmas Trees!

PINE TREE 6

You've kept your word.

PINE TREE 7

So we'll keep ours.

PINE TREE 8

Head North. Find the Grumpy Snowman. He knows all about the Bingle Jell. 29


ELFIE

The Grumpy Snowman?

pine tree 9

Well, he certainly isn't a happy, friendly soul...

ELFIE

Thank you trees. Now, in return, I'm going to tell you a secret. Come in a bit closer. The Pine Trees shuffle closer. Do any of you know how humans GET their Christmas Trees?

PINE TREES

No...

ELFIE

And do any of you know what happens to Christmas Trees after Christmas?

PINE TREES

No...

Elfie whispers, miming trees being cut down, a match being lit, a tree going up in smoke and being thrown away. The Pine Trees step back and look at each other. Andy and Elfie exit. PINE TREES

(In disbelief) Axes? Matches? Rubbish bins? No! Say it isn't so!

PINE TREES

Suddenly, we really, really like green...

They hold up their bells and drop them. SoundFX 8:

Tinkly, breaking ice BLACKOUT

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Scene 7

The Snow Glob e A sign post pointing to 'The North Pole'. 'Snowflakes' lie on the floor. Tableaux: The Grumpy Snowman stands centre stage. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the penultimate!

NARRATOR 2

Penultimate?

NARRATOR 1

You know—second to last!

NARRATOR 2

Anyway, it's it seems that Andy and Elfie find the Grumpy Snowman, find out why he's grumpy and also find out he's a little bit claustrophobic...

The grumpy snowman comes to life. GRUMPY SNOWMAN Ah... peace and quiet at last. The birds have stopped cawing, the wolves have stopped howling, that wizard has stopped burying stuff in the snow and those Goblins have stopped complaining. Now I can get some sleep. Andy and Elfie enter, dragging the bell. Oh no, I spoke too soon! It's humans! ELFIE

This is the place—

ANDY

And there's the grumpy snowman.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ELFIE

The Pine Trees said you could tell us about the Bingle Jell.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ANDY

Good. The world will be quieter!

But Christmas will be ruined!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ANDY

I could. But why should I?

Because the Goblins have used it to kidnap my cousins and steal every bell in the world!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ELFIE

Hey! I'm only grumpy because I can't get any sleep!

Double good. At least I'll get some sleep!

But—

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

No. It's all good. Go away. 31


Andy and Elfie confer. ANDY

What do we do now?

ELFIE

I don't know. Andy and Elfie suddenly 'tip' to one side. All the 'snowflakes' stand up.

ANDY

What was that?

ELFIE

I don't know but look—it's snowing!

Song 12:

Dance of the Snowflakes (Instrumental) At the end of the dance the 'snowflakes lie down.

ANDY

Hmm. A snowman, snowflakes and shaking. There's something weird about this. He walks about the stage then suddenly falls over.

ANDY

(Rubbing his head) Ouch!

ELFIE

Are you okay?

ANDY

I walked into something ... invisible. Elfie walks over to him.

ELFIE

Invisible? Don't be—ouch! Elfie falls over.

ANDY

Silly? I told you there was something there! It's like a smooth glass wall...

ELFIE

That curves up... They turn and look at the Grumpy Snowman.

ANDY & ELFIE

And has snowflakes and a snowman in it.

They look at each other. It's a snow globe! ELFIE

(To the Grumpy Snowman) We're all trapped in a snow globe!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ELFIE

Arghh! Let me out! I'm claustrophobic!

What? You're scared of Father Christmas? 32


GRUMPY SNOWMAN Don't be silly—that would be Santa Claustrophobic. I'm just scared of enclosed spaces. ANDY

Oh no! Someone's shaking it again! Andy, Elfie, the Snowman and the Snowflakes jump up and down.

ELFIE

And the Snowflakes are dancing again!

Song 13:

Dance of the snowflakes (reprise) At the end of the dance the 'snowflakes lie down.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN I can't take much more of this! Okay, I'll make a deal. You get me out of here and I'll tell you about the Bingle Jell. ANDY & ELFIE

Deal! We'll get you out here.

They walk a little away. ELFIE

Er, any ideas how?

ANDY

Well, it's tricky... glass is pretty strong.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ANDY

We're doomed! Doomed!

But even huge metal bells can crack if they're always hit on the same spot with something hard. Andy and Elfie look around. They both look at the bell.

ANDY & ELFIE

Like a bell!

Andy and Elfie pick up the bell, take it to the side and swing it hard at the 'glass'. SoundFX 9:

Metal on glass.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ANDY

Has anybody told you that you're like glass?

GRUMPY SNOWMAN ANDY

Come on! Put your backs into it! Hit that glass harder! Harder!

Like glass? How?

You're a pane in the neck! BLACKOUT

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Scene 8

The Ice Queen's Castle The Ice–Queen's castle. Bells are piled up (right). Santa is tied to a chair (left) and is guarded by Goblins. The Ice Queen stands in front of her mirror. Jack Frost holds a snow globe. The Evil Elves stand nearby. NARRATOR 1

Bingle Jells, Chapter the last. Phew!

NARRATOR 2

In which somebody—hopefully—saves Christmas.

The tableaux comes to life. GOBLIN 3

Ice Queen!

GOBLIN 4

Ice Queen!

GOBLINS

We all scream for the Ice Queen!

ICE QUEEN

Thank you my Goblins! But first, Evil Elves! Report!

EVIL ELF 1

The north dungeon is full—full of annoying Clapper children!

EVIL ELF 2

And the south dungeon is also full my Queen—full of goodie–two– shoes elves.

EVIL ELF 3

And the west dungeon is full of reindeers. And very smelly too!

ICE QUEEN

Jack Frost! Report! Jack Frost! Put down that snow globe and report!

JACK FROST

Ouch! The glass has broken! I've cut myself !

ICE QUEEN

It serves you right! Goblin—take the Grumpy Snowman and the snow globe to the east dungeon! Now Jack Frost, your report!

JACK FROST

We've stolen every bell in the world. We've also captured their sounds in the Bingle Jell and Christmas is officially ruined!

ICE QUEEN

So Santa, what do you think of that?

SANTA

Why, that's really, really evil!

ICE QUEEN

It is, isn't it!

SANTA

You won't get away this you know!

ICE QUEEN

Oh, and who's gonna save Christmas? You? Your elves? The reindeer? Those Clapper children? They’re all in my dungeons! 34


Andy and Elfie enter, carrying the bell. ANDY & ELFIE

We will! We'll save Christmas!

ICE QUEEN

You two? You two and whose army?

The Ice Queen signals the Goblins to advance. GOBLINS

Goblins attack! The Elves and Reindeers enter.

ELVES & REINDEERS

This army—with bells on it!

The Elves and Reindeers pick up the bells. GOBLINS

Goblins retreat! The Goblins retreat.

JACK FROST

(Holds up the Bingle Jell) You might have the bells, but we have their sounds!

GOBLINS

Goblins attack! The Goblins advance.

ELFIE

But the Grumpy Snowman told us how to break the spell. We sing Jingle Bells!

GOBLINS

Goblins retreat! The Goblins retreat.

JACK FROST

But not if we sing Bingle Jells louder!

Song 14:

Jingle Bells / Bingle Jells

GOOD GUYS

Jingle Bells, Jingle BAD GUYS Bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride. In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!

ELFIE

Try your bells! They ring their bells—no sound.

ICE QUEEN

Hah! Stalemate! We drowned you out!

GOBLINS

Goblins attack!

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Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to sing, And steal the bells away, Hey!


The Goblins advance. The Pine Trees, Grumpy Snowman, Bell Ringers, Carol Singers and the Clapper family enter. PINE TREE 1

But you won't drown out the Pine Trees—

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

Or the Grumpy Snowman—

BELL–RINGER 1

Or the Bell–Ringers—

CAROL SINGER 1

Or the Carol Singers—

MR CLAPPER

Or the Clapper Family!

GOBLINS

Goblins retreat!

ELFIE

Good guys—sing!

JACK FROST

Bad guys—sing louder!

Song 15:

Jingle Bells / Bingle Jells

GOOD GUYS

Jingle Bells, Jingle BAD GUYS Bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride. In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!

GOOD GUYS

We won! We were louder!

ELFIE

Ring the bells!

Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to sing, And steal the bells away, Hey!

The good guys ring the bells. Nothing happens. JACK FROST

Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't the Snowman tell you? To finish breaking the spell you have to ring a bell. Now your bells have been bingled. And your big bell doesn't have a clapper. Goblins!

The Goblins advance. GOBLINS

Goblins attack!

ELFIE

I'm sorry Andy. We'll have to fight. He puts up his fists.

ANDY

I guess so. He puts up his fists.

MR & MRS CLAPPER ANDY

Andy ... use your head, not your hands.

My head? Use my head? 36


Andy picks up the big bell and hits it with his head. SoundFX 10:

Ding, Dong, Bong

JACK FROST

Who IS that boy?

ICE QUEEN

I don't know—but his face rings a bell!

ELFIE

Good guys—ring your bells!

SoundFX 11: GOBLINS

Lots of bells ringing Arghh! Bells! Bells! Goblins run away!

The Goblins run off. NARRATOR 1

And that's how it all ended.

NARRATOR 2

The Elves captured the Ice Queen and Jack Frost...

ICE QUEEN & JACK FROST Drat! So much for our really, really, really, really evil plan. SANTA

And I sentence you to one year's hard labor—making Jingle Bells!

NARRATOR 1

Then everybody cheered Andy for saving Christmas.

All

Hip, hip hooray!

ANDY

But I couldn't have done it without Elfie...

NARRATOR 2

So we cheered Elfie for saving Christmas.

All

Hip, hip hooray!

ELFIE

Don't forget the Grumpy Snowman—he was a huge help.

NARRATOR 1

So we cheered the Grumpy Snowman for saving Christmas.

ALL

Hip, hip hooray!

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

It was really the Pine trees that—

NARRATOR 2

And since this could have gone on for a long time we just cheered everybody.

ALL

Hip, hip hooray!

NARRATOR 1

And sang a song...

Song 16: ALL

Who's Gonna Save Christmas? (reprise) Bad guys lose, good guys win. Bad guys cry, good guys grin. 37


We've gone and saved Christmas, this year. They'll be bells, ringing out, They'll be toys, so hear us shout. We've gone and saved Christmas, this year. SANTA

I really thought we'd lost there. And Christmas would be scrubbed. So thank you Andy and Elfie, I guess it's time to hug.

ELVES

We don't do hugs!

NARRATOR 1

(Spoken) So instead of hugs—

NARRATOR 2

Everybody sang.

Song 17:

Jingle Bells

ICE QUEEN

Bad Jack Frost and me,

JACK FROST

Had an evil, evil plan.

MR & MRS CLAPPER BELL–RINGER 1

They tried to steal the bells.

From all across the land.

GRUMPY SNOWMAN

They found the Bingle Jell.

SANTA

And things looked dark and grey.

ELFIE

But me and you knew what to do

ANDY

And we saved Christmas Day! The reindeer enter with the sleigh. Santa, Andy and Elfie stand behind.

ALL

Oh, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to sing And play those Christmas , hey! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride In Santa’s magic, In Santa’s magic, In Santa’s Christmas sleigh ! THE END 38

Bingle Jells Script  

Script for the musical "Bingle Jells"