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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

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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

Ralph Herdman: What did she says the play is called?
Leroy Herdman: "Christmas Pageant."
Ollie Herdman: That's no name. That's what it is.
Gladys Herdman: I know a name. I'd call it "Revenge at Bethlehem."
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Cherished christmas memories for my family
8 November 1999 | by tjac&reneSee all my reviews

This movie was such so touching to my daughter (who was approx 5 when she saw the show) My Best friend has 4 daughters who then ranged in ages 11 down to twins 6 yrs old. This had to be one of the most touching movies for these girls to ever view on t.v. The girls today are in their 20's and most have children of their own now and they all still bring up this movie at Christmas asking if its on this year? each year their mother and myself search around for it, we have written tv guide, asked every video rental store, no such luck. This year we are on the "MISSION" once again. We need your help in telling us where to buy the movie... The movie Family was so real and even at the young age of our girls back then they still bring up the movie and want it on.. I feel they could really relate to the Family at that time and Mary's tears when holding Baby Jesus, or when the boys stole the ham.. just too funny .. please any info on this great movie? could it be on television this year? Thank you for your time

best wishes to you all rene


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