Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—about the “worst kids in the history of the world,” the Herdman kids—is one of my favorite books ever—and definitely my favorite book for the holidays.
So I was happy to hear that Walden Media has just acquired the film rights to produce this classic holiday story. Walden is knows for their adaptations of children’s classics, from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Bridge to Terabithia and Ramona and Beezus.
Although I’m usually skeptical of movie adaptations, I think this one will be great. My local children’s theater did a production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever when I was in elementary school, and it really was the best play there I ever saw.
If right now you’re thinking, “Christmas? It’s not even November!”, then you might check out Robinson’s TBCPE spin-off The Best Halloween Ever.