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Just wonderful. The spirit of Christmas in a beautiful film.
on 10 November 2017
This is the number one Christmas film for me. It's heart-warming, joyful, funny and such a lovely story about school children and their love-lorn teacher getting ready for Christmas and writing their own Nativity play to wow Hollywood producers. In a round about way it typifies what Christmas is all about. It's a tale about challenges, overcoming them and most of all love.
Children love it as much as the grown ups seem to. The songs the children sing in their Nativity play are just wonderful. I need tissues near by to watch this one, as the innocence of the performing children pulls at my heart strings every time. Martin Freeman is excellent in the lead role but is supported by a top class cast. Set in Coventry, the final scene in the Cathedral ruins has to be one of the best and most atmospheric sets ever for a Christmas movie. It feels like Christmas when I watch this film. Christmas begins and I feel the message of the season is wrapped up in this wonderful offering. A must have for every home, whether you have children or not. See it and you are left with the spirit of Christmas.