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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)

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A teacher puts on a Christmas pageant and puts the worst children in school as the stars.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jackson Davies ...
Bob Bradley
Anthony Holland ...
Rev. Hopkins
David Alexander ...
Charlie Bradley
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Beth Bradley
Ocean Hellman ...
Alice
Sally Durr ...
Helen Armstrong
Janet Wright ...
Helen Armstrong
Teri Dean ...
Gladys Herdman
Beau Heaton ...
Claude Herdman
Megan Hunt ...
Imogene Herdman
Jason Micus ...
Leroy Herdman
Shane Punt ...
Ollie Herdman
Glen Reid ...
Ralph Herdman
Lynne Gorman ...
Mrs. Clausing (as Lynn Gorman)
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A teacher puts on a Christmas pageant and puts the worst children in school as the stars.

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When Grace checks the sanctuary to see if people are filling it, Mrs. Clausing can be seen in the center of the shot in a brown blouse, waiting for the pageant to begin. A few shots after this she is greeted by the minister as she enters the sanctuary, with coat on, just ahead of Mrs. Herdman. See more »

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Imogene Herdman: Somedy better be Herod!
Grace Bradley: Imogene, we're going to do this play the way it has always been done.
Imogene Herdman: [grabs Charlie by the collar] I know! Let Charlie be Herod. He tells the wise men to kill Jesus, and they say "okay" 'cause he's a king and all.
Ollie Herdman: But then they don't do it. They go back and get Herod...
[gesturing stabbing motions]
Ollie Herdman: "Take that, Herod! Take that!"
Charlie Bradley: I'm not going to be Herod!
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Thoughts of a 66 year old mother of six, grandmother of three.
20 December 1999 | by (Schoharie,New York) – See all my reviews

Such a wonderful story it's a shame that it isn't being aired anymore. Why not? I was a teacher's assistant in an elementary library for several years and I know many teachers keep this story alive, I don't know why the networks haven't.


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