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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,421 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Robinson Narrator: Elaine Stritch Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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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 have 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 2/20/2014

    " A short, sweet little story we started and finished on Christmas Eve. Very funny! My kids loved it and I loved that it reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas is such a cute and funny way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 2/15/2014

    " No one warned me this would make me cry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 2/10/2014

    " I love this book. We read this almost every christmas. This is also another good book for small kids. Dare to be yourself! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 2/7/2014

    " Smoking cigars. My favoriteChristmas book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Langeman | 2/2/2014

    " My Grannie used to read this to us every Christmas and laugh until she cried... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 1/27/2014

    " I remember this book somewhat in elementary... My little sister started reading it for Christmas and I thought it'd be fun to read an easy quick book. It makes you laugh, that's for sure! Funny, cute story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 1/27/2014

    " Classic!!! I used to watch the tv movie when I was a kid but didn't know it was a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blair | 1/21/2014

    " My grandmother owned this book, gave a copy to my mom, who gave a copy to me. When I was learning to read, my mom and I would take turns reading it to each other and every year, the three of us would get together for a reading. My mom and I continue the tradition to the current time. Such a wonderful story, fun and perfectly delightful every year when you get a little tired of too-perfect decorations and sappy holiday sentiments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timilyn | 12/24/2013

    " In the words of Gladys Herdman, "Hey, unto you a child is born!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 12/20/2013

    " Cute little book, after I started reading it I recognized it that I had read it before when I was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexie | 12/10/2013

    " This is such a cute book. It is a childrens book and a very quick read, but has a good lesson. I know I read it when I was little, but I think I read more meaning in it as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andd Becker | 12/6/2013

    " The Christmas pageant is a transformative event for one of the six Herdman children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 12/6/2013

    " I know most people have read this books at kids but it is worth a re-read. We read at part of my book group out loud to each other. I laughed even harder this time. I see it from two POVs now. One as a child. we all knew kids like this and another as a adult, who volunteers time for their church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariah | 11/27/2013

    " I used to read this every year on Christmas in my Grandma's upstairs bedroom. Quick read and very cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N. | 11/24/2013

    " Reread this book after finding it as I unloaded books in our home library. It's hilarious, touching and meaningful, at the same time. Still love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verity | 11/24/2013

    " I don't know why this book hadn't crossed my Christmas radar yet. I sat down and read this in about 30 minutes. It was crazy funny and still managed to perfectly illustrate the true meaning of this special time of year. Loved it--thanks, Kiahna! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Zimmerman | 7/13/2013

    " Possibly my favorite book. ever. A must-read for anyone in children's ministry at a church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 7/11/2013

    " The Best Christmas Pageant Ever = The Best Christmas Book Ever. 'Nuff said! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 3/14/2013

    " is super hilarious "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 2/1/2013

    " Listened to this audiobook with my daughter. What a great story! Very funny but very touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Wood | 1/29/2013

    " A good story but a little sac religious at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 1/14/2013

    " One of the funniest books ever written, and definitely the funniest one about Christmas. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas in my family without this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/7/2013

    " I thank that all the kids should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baranie | 8/31/2012

    " Read this out loud as a family. Mike's first time to hear it and he laughed so much he couldn't read. I just love the Herdmans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justine | 5/14/2012

    " This is an annual tradition around here. Just love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luisa | 12/5/2011

    " I read this to my students in the week before Christmas. At times, I was laughing so hard I could not continue reading out loud. My students loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 10/25/2011

    " A cute book. It will probably be added to our Christmas book collection next year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett | 10/23/2011

    " It was sort of good. Not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Herzberg | 8/17/2011

    " If I was creating a list of top 100 books of all time OR a list of books that express my life philosophy this thin children's book would be at the top of both lists. Seriously, it's that good AND the kids love it!!!! Belly laughs people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Johnson | 7/22/2011

    " LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. Describes real kids to perfection--humorous, honest, moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pippin | 6/30/2011

    " it's a hoot. packs quite a punch too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 6/20/2011

    " This is one of the funnest books I've ever read! I read it to the whole family one Christmas, a chapter each day. Of course some days we had to read more than one chapter. Everyone, and I mean everyone, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 6/19/2011

    " I like to read this story every year at Christmas time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/13/2011

    " A classic! I never get sick of reading this over and over, whether it's Christmas season or not! Gotta love the Herdmans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparrowapril | 5/19/2011

    " Mrs. Phelps read this book to our class in the 6th grade. I immediately went to the library and read it again, myself. I have read it several times over the years and enjoyed it every time. It's sad that it is out of print. It had both heart & humor in abundance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/16/2011

    " A Christmas pageant involving the most neglected and derelict kids in town shows the congregation what Christmas is truly about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/10/2011

    " It's not often a book can be both riotously entertaining and profoundly heartwarming. This is an absolute gem! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristian | 5/8/2011

    " this book shows how bad kids the hermands learn the true meaning of christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebony | 5/2/2011

    " Wonderful book for young children. It has a wonderful message to it in the end! Just really nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " Intro to anti-prejudice. Its simplicity really stirs me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 4/23/2011

    " I always used to love these books. They made me laugh :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 3/24/2011

    " One of my favorite books EVER! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett | 3/18/2011

    " It was sort of good. Not great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 3/13/2011

    " I can't hardly even remember this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/13/2011

    " the herdmans make me laugh sooooo hard! this is an awesome book! FIVE STARS! and it teaches to never judge a book by its cover! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 3/9/2011

    " i remember watching this on tv at christmastime when i was little--back when every year you could count on seeing the sound of music and the wizard of oz....i never actually read the book. delightful. my favorite line--"HEY! Unto you a child is born!" "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Robinson

Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972 and made into a classic television movie. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.