The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • by Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by Elaine Stritch
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale (the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating) has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.


What the Critics Say

"One of the best Christmas books ever." (Publishers Weekly)
"Don't miss this hilarious and touching book." (The Boston Globe)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I love the story. It's hilarious and yet heartwarming. Everyone knows kids like the Herdmans, and the way the narrator tells it, you can't help but laugh. An adorable, quick listen.
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- ajmarcott

I love this story!

I love this story and I never tired of hearing it around the Christmas holidays. It is funny, touching, and exceptionally well-written. The narration is excellent.
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- Woodrow

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio