(If you celebrate it – if not, here’s wishing you an awesome day just because!)
Today I’ll be reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, a short holiday story my mother read us every year.
A holiday classic, this is an adorable novel to enjoy for Christmas. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the world, according to their classmate who is our narrator. These lying, cheating, swearing children invade the church Christmas pageant by claiming every significant role – just imagine a young Mary smoking in the little girl’s room! With this casting, the Christmas pageant is the talk of the town. The Herdmans, however, bring a new perspective to the time-worn story of the birth of Jesus and this might just be the best Christmas pageant ever.
**Fair warning! This book was written in 1972, so there is some content and language that is not as inclusive or politically correct as we expect in 2014. There really isn’t much – I don’t find it offensive, just outdated – but keep this in mind if you choose to read it.
Happy winter reading!
Header made by adapting Ice Feathers by Sharon Mollerus.