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Christmas Magic

An amalgamation of our first five stories, join Sid the ant as he helps Santa to deliver Christmas presents.

Christmas Magic Cd cover image

I began this story by drawing a map to see how I could link the characters together. I decided to begin with my first character Sid the ant. The idea was that he would travel through some of the locations from the other stories and end up on Jimi's farm (from the story Jimi & his friend Joe). Adie and I linked together not only the stories and characters but also the compositions, which was a major task! 😭 We managed to bring back all of the cast members who featured in the previous stories. I particularly love the Christmas song in this audio story because many of the cast members are singers and it was a lot of fun listening to them singing in their character's voices and not their own!

Story Synopsis

It is the day before Christmas which means, it's Christmas Eve! It's snowing, so everything is white and the sky is so clear and bright. Icicles hang from the trees and snow flakes fall to the ground and most of the animals are fast asleep. This year Santa is so busy, that he calls upon extra helpers to deliver all the presents. And so, he calls upon the ants. The ants set off on a winter adventure to deliver the presents. But can they make it to their final destination before Christmas morning? This story is an amalgamation of the first five stories written by Anna-Christina and includes an original classical soundtrack with a fantastic sing-along Christmas song featuring the whole cast of Music Audio Stories! Accompanied by unique sound effects throughout.

Story length: 11m08s | Age: 4+

Character voices:

  • Adie Hardy as Sid the ant, The Head of The Ants, 'Yes' the squirrel, Tyler the dog and Twee pirate crow
  • Anna-Christina as Frenchy the ant and Winniepeg the chicken
  • Belle Star as ‘No’ the squirrel
  • David Ryder Prangley as Johnny the hamster
  • Geffin Katz Kaye as Robin
  • Paul Kaye as Captain Russell the pirate crow
  • Kiria Lepink as Butterfly the fairy
  • Rob Stitch as Jimi the cat
  • Tom Meadows as Piggy the Pig
Adie Hardy recording Rob Stitch as Jimi the cat in our audio book Christmas Magic image
The script of our audio book Christmas Magic on the mixing desk image
A view of the studio with the microphone, mixing desk and monitors image

Adie recording Rob Stitch as Jimi the cat in the studio.

Christmas Magic props - little colourful Christmas presents, stickers and flyers for the children image

Christmas School Performances

I was invited to take part in Treetops Nursery Christmas Performance for the children's parents and Christmas Magic was the perfect story. The teachers took copies of the song's lyrics so they could teach the children how to sing it. I brought little prop presents. The children marched (like the ants) through the various scenes in the story to deliver the presents for the animals on the farm. It was absolutely brilliant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Some of the children even got their siblings involved. It was lucky I brought lots of extra presents! This story cannot be done in Story Time at any other time of the year. December is a busy time for me. I try to visit as many nurseries and schools as I can with Christmas Magic. It's an excellent story for school Christmas performances.

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