Nativity! (2009)

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An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play. (IMDb)
Freeman’s straight-laced, serious-faced Mr. Maddens and Wootton’s boisterous, child-at-heart Mr. Poppy make for a hilarious pair; add in a white-lie-explosion plot and a rag-tag class of adorable kids with British accents singing Christmas songs and there’s plenty to smile at here. Maddens’ heartbreak and the underdog school motif add some extra emotion (the letters to Santa scene is especially heart-touching) but they could’ve been milked for more, and everything resolves much too easily.
7/10 (Good)