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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)

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

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Cast

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
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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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Mrs. Clark
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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 »

Quotes

Hobie: I don't know what shepherds wear.
Charlie Bradley: You have to wear your father's robe. That's what I have to do.
Hobie: He doesn't have a robe.
Charlie Bradley: What does he hang around the house in?
Hobie: His underwear.
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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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