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I should have listened to Mrs. Chocolate,
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This review is from: The Christmas Pageant (Hallmark) (DVD)
Oh how I wish I had listened to you Mrs. Chocolate, before I bought this piece of shlock. I too grew up watching Melissa Gilbert and have enjoyed her performances. I also own another Christmas movie she starred in, which I like, called "A Holiday for Love". However, "The Christmas Pageant" is a HUGE disappointment. The word that comes to mind is BORING and my expectations for Christmas movies isn't very high. I own at least 80 christmas movies....yes I love them. But this movie was a waste of my money, for all the reasons you described and more. The plot was contrived and predictable but that was not the death nail. Mostly, the character development was so underdeveloped I just didn't care about the main character...and neither did my companions watching the movie. The movie centered more on the trial and tribulations of directors and/or actors. A Christmas message or even the relationship between her and single Dad seemed to be an after thought. If you are either a director or actor you might like the movie, but on second thought, I am sure you would prefer to spend your time watching something of value. I agree with you Mrs. Chocolate. I advise watching "A Child's Christmas in Wales" or for GOOD cheesy love stories try, "Christmas Romance", "Christmas in the Clouds", "The Christmas Card", Fallen Angel", " If You Believe", "The Holiday"....so many to choose from. Just don't make the same mistake I did and buy "The Christmas Pageant". It's not worth it.