A few weeks ago, I was looking for suggestions for a great read aloud for Christmas. I wanted a chapter book that would work for a wide variety of ages. I had numerous suggestions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. As soon as I heard the name, it sounded familiar to me. It was one of the books that were part of a Sonlight Core (although I am not sure which one since they have changed the names) that I had done with Chelsea several years ago. We did not have the book though, since we borrowed the audio book from one of the libraries in "the big city." So I hopped on the Barnes and Noble website and bought it for the Nook for $5.99. We began reading it the next day (I love that about ebooks!! no waiting for them to come in the mail.)
Description: "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.