Depending on what you're preaching/teaching this holiday season, you might find this one useful. I think it's a good message starter, but truth be told, my favorite part is the spat with Megatron. Little moments like that are a lot of fun - and a little bonus that sometimes helps the message in your drama stick.
Dolls in the Attic
By John Cosper
Judy, Holly, Betsy- Dolls
Megatron- Transformer (voice only)
The stage is made to look like the inside of a cardboard box. Judy and Holly are sitting against the back wall of the box. Betsy enters, sits beside them.
JUDY: Well, well, well, look who it is.
HOLLY: If it isn’t Betsy Wetsy Doll. She drinks, she wets, she cries.
BETSY: Hello, girls. I’ve never seen you two around before.
HOLLY: I’m Holly Happy. I was the favorite doll before you showed up.
JUDY: And I’m Judy Cutie. I was the favorite before Holly.
BETSY: It’s so nice to meet you. How come you two are up here and not in Amanda’s room?
JUDY: Because she tossed us aside! Threw us away like garbage.
HOLLY: Replaced us with a newer model and cast us aside.
BETSY: No! I don’t believe that. Amanda’s sweet. She’d never do that.
JUDY: Yeah? How do you think you got here?
BETSY: Well, I... I don’t know. I thought we were coming up here to play. But now that you mention it... I don’t see Amanda.
HOLLY: You never will.
JUDY: Not until there’s another favorite doll to replace the one she has now.
BETSY: But I am the favorite doll! She told me herself.
JUDY: Told me that too.
HOLLY: And me.
BETSY: But that’s not possible! I’m the favorite! I never even met you until today.
HOLLY: Sorry to tell you, that’s the way it goes.
JUDY: Girl sees doll, girl wants doll. Girl gets doll, girl gets bored because doll can’t make her happy.
HOLLY: So girl looks for a new doll. More dolls. Even better dolls. But no matter how cool the doll, the doll can never make her happy.
BETSY: You know, she hasn’t fed me in two months. Hasn’t changed my diaper either. And I’m starting to get a really bad diaper rash.
JUDY: Don’t look at me.
HOLLY: Me either!
BETSY: You really think she... she lost interest in me?
JUDY: Don’t take it personally, Betsy. It’s not you. It’s her.
HOLLY: Ehh, it’s humans. They all think they’ll be happy if they have a little more money, a little more stuff. Or one more doll.
JUDY: This doll won’t make her happy either. And one day, we’ll be sharing this spider-infested cardboard box with the new girl.
BETSY: I wonder who she is.
HOLLY: Probably some new doll who drinks, wets, cries, and shoots laser beams out of her eyes.
BETSY: Laser beams?
JUDY: Boy that would be cool, huh?
BETSY: What little girl wants a doll who can shoot laser beams?
HOLLY: I’d love to have her!
BETSY: You would?
HOLLY: Sure! If we had a doll who could shoot laser beams out of her eyes, we could get out of this spider-infested cardboard box and steal that Rubbermaid tub from the Transformers.
MEGATRON: (off stage) Stay away from the Rubbermaid, or feel the wrath of the Decepticons!
HOLLY: (stands) You wanna piece of me, Megatron? I’m right here! Why don’t you transform into something useful like a car or a jet and come get me? Oh, that’s right! You CAN’T!
JUDY: (to Betsy) Ex-boyfriend.
BETSY: I see.
HOLLY: Lousy robot, thinks he rules the attic.
JUDY: Let it go, Holly. Nice as it would be to move into a Rubbermaid, it wouldn’t make us happy either. The only way a toy can be happy is when it’s being loved by a child.
BETSY: I miss Amanda.
HOLLY: We all do.
JUDY: Makes you wonder, if toys and money and things can’t make people happy, what does make them really, truly happy?
HOLLY: That’s a very good question.
MEGATRON: Look in the Bible, dolls!
HOLLY: Nobody asked you, Megatron!!