New York City, December 1905 - The story takes place on the 2 days leading up to and including Christmas Day.
Della Young – 18-25. Married to Jim, sweet & gentle, but with spunk
Jim Young – 20-30, Married to Della, quiet, thoughtful, witty
Maddy – Della’s best friend, works at Hadley’s, wise-cracking, fun-loving
William – Jim’s best friend & co-worker at the Bank of New York, gregarious, fun
Betsy – William’s wife, a little ditsy (doubles as Hula Girl & Beggar Woman)
Nestor – William & Betsy’s 7-year-old son. Overly energetic, mischievous (doubles as Beggar Boy)
Annabelle – William & Betsy’s 5-year-old daughter, curious, manipulative, feisty
Hunnicutt – Manager of Hadley’s, fancies himself a ladies’ man, a bit lecherous (doubles as Caroler & 4th Policeman)
Porter – President of the Bank of New York, conceited, snobbish, blunt (doubles as Shopper & Beggar Man)
Officer O’Reilly – NYC policeman, by-the-book, but kind (Doubles as Caroler, & Bank Customer)
Officer Brown – NYC policeman, cheerful, eager to help (Doubles as Shopper & Bank Customer)
Santa/Henry – Cheerful, generous (doubles as 3rd Policeman)
Alice – Caroler, Bank Customer. Hula Girl, Beggar, Newsboy
Emily - Caroler, Bank Customer. Hula Girl, Beggar
NOTE: Roles can be doubled further from 13 people all the way down to 10 people. Suggested cast breakdowns are listed in the back of the script.
New York City Street
Della & Jim’s Apartment
Hadley’s Five and Ten
Bank of New York
NOTE: Show can also be presented with just suggested sets.