Christmas legends...some of them are harmless; others, not so much.
I finally watched "The Nativity Story" recently. I had bought it after the holidays last year and waited the whole year. :)
The film provided some interesting material for meditation, although there were a few pieces of story that felt like they were placed there out of tradition rather than through careful research.
-The wise men arrive at the same time as the shepherds (this doesn't count as a spoiler:)). I had liked the portrayal of their journey, but why ruin the chronology?
-Mary rides on a donkey. For some reason this is in all the Christmas stories, but is not actually mentioned in Scripture!
Then, on Christmas Day, I opened up a news site to find the following headline: Was Jesus Wealthy?