Martin Freeman plays an out of love primary school teacher who ‘adopts’ an intern in the shape of Mr Poppy ( Marc Wooton – the star of the show).
What follows is a School of Rock-esque extravaganza as Mr Poppy mounts the school nativity play with epic ambitions.
But like the movie he has no budget
What he, and it, have is passion.
This is a miraculous achievement with literally a shoestring to play with.
The kids can barely sing, dance or act.
The concept is overblown and ludicrous.
It has no chance of competing with School of Rock.
It is a masterpiece.
And it does.
The ultimate Christmas movie.