Christmas is a snow job … and even the snow is fake. Why, in an only nominally Christian country ,do we still subject ourselves to the stress and aggravations of Christmas - and a northern hemisphere version of Christmas at that?
Santa is the real God of modern Christmas. Images of the baby Jesus in a stable are displayed in shop windows almost interchangeably with images of Santa wreathed in holly and unreasonable, unseasonable snow.
I imagine that some kids these days are so confused that they think it’s baby Santa they see napping in the hay. They may well think that the baby, grown paunchy and whiskery with age, has simply moved to cooler climes and swapped his swaddling clothes for red, fur-trimmed long-johns.