"The Nativity Story, released on 7,000 screens worldwide on December 1, tells the story of the year before Jesus" birth until the slaughter of the innocents in Bethlehem, plus the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt to escape Herod"s wrath.
The film"s focus is on the spiritual and actual journeys of Mary of Nazareth in particular, and imagines the role of Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, as well as those of Elizabeth, Anna and Joachim, in ways that provide insight into God"s amazing intervention in their lives. Unlike some of the one-dimensional low-budget Bible movies of the past or the obligatory Christmas play at church, however endearing, The Nativity Story hopes to allow us to experience the characters" emotions and the difficulties they face in the context of their time and place."
I haven't seen the film yet, but the story behind it is interesting.
Check out "The Nativity Story: The Making of the Movie" here.