Many years ago my Mother
In Law (who now lives
in Heaven) gave us her wonderful
nativity given to her by her
parents (she was adopted).
They were of German decent:
For us, Christmas is
totally a celebration
about the birth of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 1:18 says: "Now the
birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When as his mother Mary was espoused to
Joseph, before they came together, she was
found with child of the Holy Ghost.
vs 20 ....."The angel of the Lord appeared unto him (Joseph) in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."
Luke 2:8 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lords came upon the, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto the, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
And about the wise men:
Matthew 2:11 "And when they
were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary
his mother, and fell
down, and worshiped him: and
when they opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts;
gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."