Once as we were getting things setup around our manger for our annual living nativity, I was carrying a baby doll to the manger for our Mary to hold as the newborn Jesus. A young boy standing nearby innocently asked me, “Who is that?”
I asked him, “Who do you think it is?”
He paused for a moment, and then a smile lit up his face, “Is it baby Santa?!?”
I can understand his confusion! In America today our celebrations of St. Nicholas’ Day and Christ’s Mass have blurred together in a weird mishmash of names and ideas. Here is a wonderful video from Phil Vischer and his What’s In The Bible characters trying to sort this all out.