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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.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

Barbara Robinson (novel), Barbara Robinson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Swit ... Grace Bradley
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Bob Bradley
Anthony Holland ... Rev. Hopkins
David Alexander David Alexander ... Charlie Bradley
Fairuza Balk ... Beth Bradley
Ocean Hellman Ocean Hellman ... Alice
Janet Wright ... Helen Armstrong
Teri Dean Teri Dean ... Gladys Herdman
Beau Heaton Beau Heaton ... Claude Herdman
Megan Hunt Megan Hunt ... Imogene Herdman
Jason Micus Jason Micus ... Leroy Herdman
Shane Punt Shane Punt ... Ollie Herdman
Glen Reid Glen Reid ... Ralph Herdman
Lynne Gorman ... Mrs. Clausing (as Lynn Gorman)
Anna Hagan ... Mrs. Clark
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Acting debut of Fairuza Balk. See more »

Goofs

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

Beth Bradley: [to the camera about the Herdman's visit to church] Before the service was over, they cleaned out the collection plates, scribbled on the bibles, and stuck gum all over the pews.
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Great Little Special
24 August 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

In this film you meet There the nastiest, dirtiest kids you could ever meet and they've just decided to be in this year's pageant. But the town thinks they belong in the care of the local police. When the curtain finally goes up, a miracle begins.

What is great about this film is that it shows that all of us judge others. It does not however preach that. I love the fact that it shows that "All of us are born with certain cards" and "That you play the hand you were dealt".

Nice family Safe Film.


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