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The Nativity Story

children & family, drama

In a cruel time, families struggle to survive and a young woman's faith is put to the test. Join Mary and Joseph on an incredible journey of hope and discovery.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It might not hook nonbelievers, but the choir might sing hosannas.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, December 1, 2006


- Brooke Holgerson, Boston Phoenix, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh: Yes, there is something about Mary. Something inspiring. Something hopeful.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, December 1, 2006

Audience Reviews

4 stars

this film has not been well recieved, but it was powerful. there were a few small inaccuracies as far as consitency to Scripture, but the film was well made and well played. I'll watch this every Christmas from now on.

- sanjurosamurai, Sunday, March 8, 2009

3 stars

Well, if you have ever sat through a Christmas play, you know the story already. The movie was OK - nothing earth-shattering. I didn't realize the middle east was as dry as this movie portrays it.

- Redlats, Tuesday, November 20, 2007

3 stars

Like a big ol' Christmas card, just as pretty and shallow. Kinda predictable, though...

- wbgoose13, Tuesday, November 28, 2006