I also like the Nativity story as in the Bible, I actually wrote a play version because I got bored of the same old 5 minute skits at carol services.
Cool that you wrote a play! Which Nativity Story did you write about? There are Conflicting stories in the New Testament: Even the Synoptic Gospels don't agree...
and what of the Apocrypha?
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
In a house.
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
In a manger. There was no room in the inn.
I took bits and pieces that I liked and meshed them together, adding a bit of poetic license here and there of course
. The bit I found most interesting, possibly because I hadn't really been made aware of it before, was how Mary's cousin was also blessed with a child.