The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

Title:The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780064402750
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    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Reviews

  • Jessica

    Have now read this aloud to my kids two years in a row. One year I hope to be able to make it through the end without sobbing.2012 reread: It's just not Christmas until you've cried over this book!201...

  • Luffy

    After some problems with one Christmas book (which I had to delete), I found myself under the spell of this book. It amply deserves all the praise it got and is getting.Going in, I didn't have many ex...

  • C.G. Drews

    This was totally a walk-down-childhood-memory-lane read for me. Once year, when I was like 12, I read this TWICE...back to back! IN ONE DAY. So you can say it's a definite absolutely adored favourite ...

  • Matt

    A wonderful story from my youth that I will add to my annual reading list (and hope to get my son hooked soon)!The Herdmans are a collection of six hellion children. When they hear about free and plen...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    This book was one of the most nostalgic books of my childhood! Want to find out the other nostalgic books? Check out my latest Booktube videoHappy reading!--------------i need to re-read this in Decem...

  • Manybooks

    I have loved Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for decades (ever since our grade four homeroom teacher read it aloud to us as a pre Christmas treat in grade four, in 1976). And ever s...

  • Nancy Kelley

    "Hey! Unto you a child is born!"That's what Christmas is about, but it's so easy for longtime Christians to forget. We know the story of Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus, and we've memorized songs a...

  • Vintage

    I love Christmas, but that doesn't mean I like the fact that the Hallmark Mystery Channel betrays me every year and goes non-stop Christmas goo from freacking October into January. October through Jan...

  • Obsidian

    I laughed throughout this hilarious story of the Herdmans consisting of Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys. My first thought is that I can see why the kids are terrible if their parents ...

  • Kathryn in FL

    My parents were leaders in an evangelical church when I was growing up, thus, as children, we were participants in church theatrics. I do not recall the various positions I held or those of my sibling...