I was riding in a car with someone the other night who noticed an outdoor crèche with Jesus missing. She was very upset that someone would steal the baby Jesus from the church that was displaying the crèche. It’s funny…I would not have assumed a theft, as I have lived in convents where Jesus was added to the scene on Christmas Day. In fact, in my last house, the Magi started a journey from one end of the house to the other, moving a little closer (with the help of one of the sisters) each day until the Feast of the Epiphany.
Interesting how the traditions practiced in different families/groups will vary. Do you have any interesting Christmas traditions you’d like to share?