On Christmas Day we are invited to remember Jesus’ birth. Photo / Getty Images
‘Santa is expected to gift sunny skies to much of New Zealand on Christmas Day but wise men will keep a brolly close at hand’ (NZ Herald, December 1). This optimistic take on the weather forecast for Christmas Day combines two elements of the Christmas season: the annual world-wide travel of Santa Claus as he completes his almost impossible task of present-delivery, with the perhaps lesser acknowledged present-givers, the wise men of the biblical story of Christmas. The challenge is to determine which of the two present-giver identity options actually point us to what Christmas Day is all about.
In so many ways, Christmas is almost over…
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