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  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • By: Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

The six Herdman children are “absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world”. They lie and steal and smoke cigars. They even burned down Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse. Now they’re taking over the Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don’t know anything about shepherds or Wise Men. When Imogene hears about the swaddling clothes, she demands to know why anyone would tie up a baby and put him in a feedbox.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas Story -

  • By Mary on 12-24-12

Great story for the whole family!<br />funny<br /><br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

We were all laughing out loud throughout the book. It is a great Christmas story with a good lesson. It was appropriate for and enjoyed by all of my children ages 4 - 11.

  • Classics of Childhood, Vol. 3

  • A Christmas Collection
  • By: Blackstone Audio Inc.
  • Narrated by: Robby Benson, Ralph Waite, Jonathan Winters, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Blackstone Audio presents another of its popular collections of childhood classics read by celebrity narrators. This time all the stories are centered around Christmas. Included are: “The Little Match Girl” read by Robby Benson, “Waldo, Tell Me about Christmas” read by Ralph Waite, “Santasaurus” read by Jonathan Winters, “The History of Christmas” read by Jack Lemmon, “The Gift of the Magi” read by Robby Benson, and “Miracle on 34th Street” read by Carl Reiner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Most of the stories were really good!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-14-17

Most of the stories were really good!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

My kids, ranging in ages from 4 - 11, enjoyed all the stories. I did have issue with one story; the History of Christmas. It had a fairly historically accurate account of Jesus's life but failed to mention God or why Jesus came to earth. I feel key elements to the story of Christmas. This did give us an opportunity to discuss our Christmas beliefs. The other stories were good classics that my children enjoyed. And it had something for each of my children that was appropriate for their age and interests.

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