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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Available December 22-28, 2020

How about something fun and sweet that will add to your Christmas season?

A group of RRCB readers have prepared a special presentation for you, reading the great and funny story by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. If you have read or heard this story, you know how great it is. If you have not, this is your chance.

Maybe you would like to listen to it while you travel in your car for the holidays. Or, maybe your family would like to get in your PJ’s, make some cookies to eat, and then snuggle in to listen on a night or two.

About The Best Christmas Pageant

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

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. You and your family will laugh along with this funny story, perfect for independent reading or read-aloud sharing.

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.

Cast List

The Bradley Family
Bob Bradley (Father)Roy Terry
Grace Bradley (Mother)Sarah Pruden
Beth (Daughter)Eleanor Roberts
Charlie (Brother)James Gray
The Herdman Children
Leroy & Ralph HerdmanHolden Seward
Imogene HerdmanElizabeth Thorne
Gladys HerdmanElisabeth Dixon
Claude HerdmanAlex Knerr
Ollie HerdmanEvan Knerr
Reverend HopkinsBob Shoemake
Women of the Church
Mrs. Armstrong Norma Hays
Mrs. McCarthy
Mrs. SlocumRose Browning
Mrs. ClarkAnna Miller
Mrs. ClausingDiane Shoemake
Children of the Church
Alice Wendelken (Beth’s Friend)Elizabeth Wilkinson
Elmer Hopkins (Preacher’s Kid)William Gray
Maxine (Nativity Narrator)Emelia Roberts
HobieEvan Knerr
DavidCharlie Knerr
3 AngelsEllie Dixon
NarratorAnna Miller
PianoBob Gallagher