Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Christmas Nativity

It has been a tradition as long as I can remember to act out the nativity story on Christmas Eve. My dad reads from the bible - St. Luke chapter 2, and everyone dresses in make-shift costumes. It is a great way to remember the birth of our Savior and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

This year there were 4 children (with an extra babe watching), who had their own opinions about how things should go. E knew immediately he wanted to be one of the Wisemen, and was especially pleased when he got a gold wrapping paper crown and a ride on the camel (thank you Luke). C did not want to be involved at all, not liking any of the parts until he found out the angel got to fly (thank you Luke again). By the way a white pillow case pinned to your sleeves works great for angel wings in a pinch. There were two Marys to start with, then a small kerfuffle about that until my sister offered to be a sheep for a pretty Shepherd. That Shepherd was then recruited as a second wiseman by lure of a gold crown. A rather dramatic and disjointed enactment, but great memories.

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Jo Shabo said...

I absolutely LOVE that idea for a Christmas eve tradition- how lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Joanna said...

Baaa.... thanks ;)