How do you view the story of Christmas, on this Christmas Eve, 24th December 2017? If your perspective is anything like that of some children (whose views were recorded in a national newspaper), then your take on Christmas goes something like this.
Jesus received a visit from Santa in the stable, was given a car by the wise men and then moved to New York with his parents. Apparently the wise men, (yes, there are still 3 and yes, they are still men), brought precious gifts. One child did say that it wasn't real gold, just the paper sort you buy in shops; oh, by the way, the baby Jesus would have preferred toys instead.