Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Dear Mary - A Christmas Letter

Dear Mary,

Oh my poor, poor girl. A stable! I’m so sorry. It sounds like a nightmare. I just thank God that the baby is okay. Jesus is a lovely name but what happened to calling him Immanuel?

I’m not sure that it’s right that you should be entertaining guests so soon. Did you make sure those shepherds washed? I read somewhere that sheep carry all sorts of diseases. As for Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh - What kind of gifts are they for a newborn? And they call themselves wise. Men! Where is Orient R anyway?

Regarding the problem with the bright star all I can suggest is that you make sure the shutters are firmly closed at night. You must make sure you get a few good nights sleep.

I can’t wait to see the baby. A newborn always give hope for the future.

Write soon dear and give my love to Joe.



PS. Did you get the swaddling cloth I sent? I’m knitting you a shawl. It’s blue.


  1. FUNNY! Sounds just like a mom, too.

  2. This is hilarious! But she woudl have to say something outright or backhandedly nasty about Joseph...

  3. Unimportant fact:

    On Christmas Eve in 2001, the Bethlehem Hotel had 208 of its 210 rooms free. So it would appear that it's all just a matter of timing...

    Bass Bin

  4. Yes.....but in 2001 they weren't running a flamin census!

    Mind you, it could have worse....the wise men could have brought, Gold, Frankincense and socks! that would have ruined a few Christmas morning sermons.

    "We three Queens from leister square wearing ladies underware, one on a scooter blowing his hooter...following younder star!"

  5. Very nice! I do like a laught first thing in the morning - sets up the day nicely.


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