It’s that time of year again; Christmas songs are everywhere you go and Christmas films are a staple in living rooms (and classrooms) all over the country! Nativity is one of those staple Christmas films that has laughs and emotional moments for the whole family.
The film is relatable to all, by taking us on a journey down memory lane of firstly, being in school and secondly, the cutthroat business that is the Christmas nativity.
Although, I think nativity is suitable for children of 6-11years due to the setting of a primary school and the informal, funny language I believe this film is one for the whole family to enjoy.
There are a whole host of familiar faces: Martin Freeman (Mr. Maddens), Marc Wooton (the hilarious Mr. Poppy) and Pam Ferris (Mrs. Bevan) who of course is very well-known for playing Mrs. Trunchbull in Roald Dahl’s Matilda! But it is the younger members of the cast that capture your heart with their innocent faces and commendable effort when it comes to singing and dancing.
The final performance of the film from St. Bernadette’s Primary school, is quite engaging and is unlike any nativity you have ever seen! They even use real animals to populate the stable when baby Jesus is about to be born.
Nativity is a must-see film because it is relatable, hilarious and completely feel-good. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.