This Christmas, elementary school teacher Paul Maddens is being charged with the biggest challenge of his life, producing the school’s musical version of the Nativity. Competing against the posh rival school for the honor of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film. The only trouble is that they haven’t spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr. Poppy fueling his “little white lie”, Maddens suddenly over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Now Maddens’ only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody’s Christmas wishes come true.
When there is a viewing of an English comedy the laughs are quite different due to their unique sense of humor. This is a story about loss of love, finding the Christmas spirit after losing it and how one little lie can get out of control. It is a charming story that is enjoyable and funny. Mr. Madden and his overgrown assistant teacher Mr. Poppy try to present the Christmas Nativity play in a different way other than the usual. They turn it into a musical that all the children take part in. Along the way there are many obstacles caused by one little fib that Mr. Madden told.This is entertaining and comical. But I must warn you there is one scene that may be offensive to family members and it is a scene of a woman giving birth in a hospital. With that being said, this film is awarded the Dove ‘Family-Approved” 12+ Seal.