Christmas DVD reviews – The ‘Nativity’ Film Series


Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Yes, I suppose I’ve got the Christmas blues here. In the transition from 2017 into 2018, I’ve been watching the ‘Nativity’ family film series on DVD. That’s the three ‘Nativity’ films which I suppose should be called a trilogy at the moment. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I will explain later.

Anyway, how did I get to see these three ‘Nativity’ films? Well my best mate Stephen gave me ‘Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!’ on DVD for Christmas. It was because it had David Tennant in it! Stephen knew my love for ‘Doctor Who’ and that I liked David Tennant, so he’d thought I’d like this.

And indeed I did like ‘Nativity 2’ with David Tennant in it. Eventually after Christmas, when my parents and I did some shopping in town, I decided to purchase the other two ‘Nativity’ films in the series. This is so I could start afresh and watch the three ‘Nativity’ film series from beginning to end.

So how did I find all three movies? Well they were pretty fun and festive, as they should be. The films were all directed by Debbie Isitt and they had spectacular stellar casts featuring celebrity actors I’ve seen before. It was pretty exciting to watch these films and see the actors that I liked watching.

The first film ‘Nativity!’ stars Martin Freeman and was released in 2009. It also stars Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Alan Carr, Ricky Tomlinson, Ashley Jensen and Pam Ferris. The focuses on Martin Freeman as primary school teacher Paul Maddens being in charge of the nativity at St. Bernadette’s.

For me, Martin Freeman played Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’ movie trilogy by filmmaker Peter Jackson. It was great to see Martin Freeman in this film and he was very funny too. I enjoyed the story in the first ‘Nativity’ film too. It was fast-paced and interesting as Hollywood seemed involved.

‘Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!’ is my favourite out of the ‘Nativity’ film series and it’s no surprise as it stars David Tennant in it. This film was released in 2012. It also stars Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Joanna Page, Ian McNeice, Jessica Hynes and Pam Ferries. This film had lots of festive fun!

David Tennant is well known as the Tenth Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’. This film sees David Tennant as new supply teacher Donald Peterson who gets abducted to help St. Bernadette’s kids enter into the ‘Song for Christmas’ competition. This film was extra-special, as David Tennant played two parts in it.

‘Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!’ is the latest in the ‘Nativity’ film series so far. It stars Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate in it, as I’ve also seen them in ‘Doctor Who’. There’s also Marc Wootton, Adam Garcia, Ralf Little, Jason Watkins and Celia Imrie. This film isn’t as good as the first two movies.

But I still enjoyed Martin Clunes who I’ve seen in the ‘Doctor Who’ story, ‘Snakedance’, and ‘Goodbye Mr. Chips’ and Catherine Tate is well-known as Donna Noble in ‘Doctor Who’. This film has Martin Clunes as Jeremy Shepherd who loses his memory and has to get married to his fiancée.

These three ‘Nativity’ movies feature plenty of bizarre moments as well as plenty of laugh-out-loud humour. I’m glad I’ve seen them, as I’ve been able to enjoy the talents of stars like Martin Freeman; David Tennant; Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate for these pretty special Christmas movie delights.

But it isn’t over for the ‘Nativity’ film series. I’ve discovered there’s a fourth film called ‘Nativity Rocks! This Ain’t No Silent Night’ in the making as well as a ‘Nativity 5’. Whether I’ll see these ‘Nativity’ movies for the Christmas seasons in future I don’t know. I just wonder who will be in them.

‘Nativity 2’ with David Tennant is definitely my favourite out of the three ‘Nativity’ movies. I hope I will get onto reviewing the three ‘Nativity’ films into detail soon. Hopefully by the time ‘Nativity 4’ is due to be released at the cinema, it will give me a prompter to review the three reviews individually.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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