Time for a book review on the Hilltop.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is one of my favorite Christmas books ever.
We read this little gem every year. It is a short book, only about 80 pages, but it is just so sweet. It is set in the late 50’s early 60’s and is about how a horrible group of siblings take over the Christmas pageant of the local church. Initially everyone is horrifies that that these dirty, and very un- godly little children are going to be playing the Holy Family in the pageant; but when all is said and done, we are reminded that the Heardman children are exactly the kind of people Jesus came here for. And perhaps the Holy family looked a bit more like the Herdman children (tired, bedraggled, unkempt) than the clean cut families from the best homes.
Reading this book together as a family is one of my family’s favorite Charismas traditions, even though they almost have it memorized.