An upgrade on the preceding sequel, that's for sure.
I don't actually dislike 'Nativity Rocks!', to be fair. It isn't good, or even close, but I do acknowledge what they attempt with this. The opening parts of the film are hit-and-miss, especially with the introduction of a new face.
Simon Lipkin replaces Marc Wootton in the goofball role, coming in as the brother (Jerry) of the latter (Desmond). Early on, I found Lipkin's character very obnoxious. However, to my surprise, he actually grew on me by the end. Wootton isn't all that missed in truth.