“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”
Christmas is the season of surprises. As a child, surprises at Christmas often come in the form of unexpected presents, like the year I got my 3-speed blue bike. (I know three speeds doesn’t sound like much today, but back then that was something special.) And even better, we had an unusually warm Christmas that year, so we were able to ride our bikes on Christmas day!