This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens is charged with producing the school's nativity play. 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 - they haven't spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr Poppy fuelling his 'little white lie', Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the center of quarreling parents and over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Maddens' only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody's Christmas wishes come true.
27 November 2009 (UK)
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Opening Weekend: £794,314
29 November 2009, Limited Release
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Debbie Isitt played Mary in her school nativity when she was seven years old. Her sister was Mary the year before and her other sister was Mary the year after. See more
In the final song "One Night" Bob finishes the song dressed as a Shepard but is suddenly dressed in the white angel outfit when Mr Poppy invites them all back on stage. See more
End-credits dedication: "This film is dedicated to inspirational teachers everywhere." See more
Arranged and performed by R. Navarro/ B. Levick/ S. Spieker See more