I ran across this bit about Christmas which I ran across in something from Walter Wangerin years ago.
Jeanne May Wohl, 8 years old, wrote her convictions about how things must have been that first Christmas. The spelling is hers.
“The cows were mooing and the sheep were making their noise and the dogs and the cats. And Jesus didn’t pay any attention to the noise.
The angles were singing softly not scream loud like in a Apera.
Joseph was very proud. He showed it by sitting by Mary and the baby. He didn’t believe in Santa Claus because he didn’t have to.”
Wangerin comments, “She was very clear about the Church’s theology.”