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:
Jackson Davies ...
Bob Bradley
Anthony Holland ...
Rev. Hopkins
David Alexander ...
Charlie Bradley
Beth Bradley
Ocean Hellman ...
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)


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 »


Maxine: [referring to a shack exploding] Who said the Herdmans did it?
Beth Bradley: They said they did. Ralph said he was the one that stole the chemistry set from Old Man Johnson's garage.
Alice Wendlekin: Call the police, then they can put Ralph in jail.
Beth Bradley: Alice, nobody's going to call the police on them.
Maxine: Because they're kids.
Beth Bradley: No, because they burned down the jail.
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A movie I'll never forget!
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought of this movie just today but couldn't remember the name of it. I called my mom, who was a teacher at the time I saw the movie at school, and ask her if she remembered the movie so I could search for it online. She didn't help a bit. So, I called my brother to see if he remembered it and he had no clue. So I ended up just browsing threw all online Christmas movies to find it. Now I'm 23 years old and I watched that movie when I was in 3rd grade! I remember all of it! My teacher, where we watched the movie and everything! I have bought the movie and my Husband and I are taking it this year to our family get-together for our whole family to watch. A definitely Must See!!!

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