About The Animals' Christmas

The Animals' Christmas musical captures the wonder of Christmas in a new way by telling the story of Jesus' birth from the perspective of the animals involved.

Join Harry the Donkey and friends as they uncover the Messianic prophecies and discover the identity of the baby born in their stable!

Featuring original characters, melodies, and lyrics by writer, composer and producer Mark Woodward, The Animals' Christmas (Full-Length Studio Cast Recording) is a fun made-for-audio performance that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

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About The Writer


Mark Woodward is known for his passion and enthusiasm for Jesus, family, children, and music. He specifically has a desire to see people encounter and glorify God, and his hope is that The Animals' Christmas will provide an outlet for children (and even adults) to do just that.

Music Career

Mark holds a Bachelors in Music from Belmont University, and spent several years after graduation as a keyboardist touring with bands around the world.

He currently presides as the Music & Drama teacher at private school where he lives in Brentwood, TN, and he considers it a great privilege to earn a living doing what he loves.

He teaches music, chorus and drama classes, as well as private piano and guitar lessons and a variety of after-school clubs, which include Songwriting & Recording Club, Guitar Workshop and a vocal ensemble. He puts on multiple performances a year, both large and small-scale, from private piano and guitar recitals to full-cast productions.

Mark loves getting to spend his time encouraging his students to discover their own creative gifts through singing, song-writing, composing, and performing.