The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Author:Barbara Robinson Hey! Unto you a child is born! — The Herdmans are absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie and steal and smoke cigars (even the girls). They talk dirty, hit little kids, cuss their teachers, set fire to Fred Shoemaker's old broken-down toolhouse, and take the name of the lord in vain. So no one is prepared when the Herdmans... more » invade church one Sunday -- and decide to take over the annual Christmas Pageant.
None of them has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But the actual pageant is full of surprises for everyone, staring with the Herdmans themselves.« less
I read this book as a kid and I think I got even more enjoyment out of it as an adult. I read it to my husband because he had never read it before and we laughed so hard together that we were crying! Love it!