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Walden Media looking to have ‘Best Christmas’ ever

Purchases feature rights to Barbara Robinson favorite

Walden Media is getting in the holiday spirit, acquiring feature rights to kids’ tome “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson.

The story originally appeared in McCall’s magazine in 1972; in book form it has sold more than 2.5 million copies domestically since its publication by HarperCollins.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” centers on half a dozen of the “worst kids in the history of the world,” who take over the town’s annual Christmas pageant with no one prepared for the havoc they wreak — nor the surprises they bring.

Walden CEO Michael Bostick will oversee along with Amanda Morgan Palmer. Gerald R. Molen is exec producing.

Walden is seeking a writer to adapt. Book was also adapted into a play and a TV movie in the 1980s.

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