This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens is charged with producing the school's nativity play. Competing against the posh rival school for the honor of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film. The only trouble is - they haven't spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr Poppy fuelling his 'little white lie', Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the center of quarreling parents and over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Maddens' only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody's Christmas wishes come true.
Did You Know?
Nativity was shot in Coventry during the summer. The local inhabitants decorated the streets to make it look more Chistmassy. See more
When Patrick Burns speaks to Paul Maddens, when questioned about sensing anger Paul refers to Patrick as his actor name 'Alan'. See more
End-credits dedication: "This film is dedicated to inspirational teachers everywhere." See more
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
and lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Performed by Hayley Westenra See more
27 November 2009 (UK)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $8,494,434
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