With Martin Freeman away being Bilbo Baggins it’s up to new teacher David Tennant (Fright Night) to take over the unruly schoolchildren of St Bernadette’s and lead them to
Wales, where they will compete in
the TV competition A Song For Christmas.
Marc Wootton returns as the zany Mr Poppy, as does the majority of the original cast, including most of the children. Tennant, while adequate in his dual roles, is never as likable as Freeman was and his dysfunctional family storyline fails to engage.
This is ok for kids but lacks the charm of the original making it a rather mundane affair.
Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger is in
UK cinemas now.
Ric’s Rating: Dodgy