David Tennant as Mr Peterson and estranged twin brother Roderick, takes on the role as a primary school teacher at St Bernadette's. However, with Mr Poppy the wild and silly classroom assistant, he struggles to deal with life at the school and juggling his care for his heavily pregnant wife (Joanna Page). Pam Ferris with reprise roll as Mr Poppy's aunt and headteacher, promises Mr Peterson the job of head if he will put up with the unruly class and assistant until Christmas, despite their crazy and secret plan to enter the Song for Christmas competition.
With the chance of a releasing a song and winning £10,000, Mr Poppy is keen to take part regardless of the lack of talent and auditions are held before they gallivant, without permission, to Wales in a bus turned boat. The movie follows the adventures of the class across beautiful welsh countryside in the search for Christmas Castle where the competition takes place. With a magical donkey, a stolen baby and mountain rescue there are lots of giggles to be had by young and old alike.
Mr Peterson's class competes against the likes of Mr Shakespeare's group from Oakmore and the posh choir of St Cuthbert's college, conducted by his brother Roderick.... but do they win - I'll leave you to find out!
This movie had me and my mum smiling at heart warming magic despite a few classic cheesy moments that Christmas themed films bring. Aimed at a younger audience it will really appeal to little ones and have them giggling along at the road trip gone wrong and the daft character of Mr Poppy.
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