The seasonal favourite ‘Funny Nativity’ has become as much a mainstay of seasonal social media feeds as Fairytale of New York and kittens on climbing Christmas trees. The short clip of 4-year-old Ellie Sergeant giving her all at a Nativity never ever ceases to disappoint year in year out. The clip of Ellie singing the beautiful Christmas hymn, ‘The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy’ has received an amazing 2,000,000+ views, do you look forward to it as much as we do every year?
Ellie, now a Law graduate from the University of Nottingham is still adamant that it was all her mum’s fault,
‘Mum was really the instigator of the whole disaster that was my nativity play, as she sat right at the back and asked for me to sing as loudly as possible.’
‘Being the ever obedient (and slightly oblivious) daughter, I complied with her request and sang my heart out. I always have had an enthusiastic and individual approach and I think that really shines through in the video.’
Ellie also added, hilariously. ‘I had absolutely no clue about the strength of my own voice – if anything I feel like I could have been much louder!’
Ellie’s sister Hannah, whose own solo in the show got overshadowed by Ellie’s unique performance posted this online back in 2011 and every year since it has spread joy and happiness throughout the festive period.
Do you have any ‘nativity stories’? Let us know in the comments below.
But for now, sit back and enjoy 3 minutes of absolute Yuletide bliss….
Did you know there was a Part 2? In part 2 Ellie loses that special shyness and realises what a star she really is…….
Don’t forget to ‘Sing like no one is listening’ this Christmas.
Which is your favourite 1 or 2? Let us know in the comments below.