Does the nativity scene displayed on your mantle this Christmas season reflect the historical realities surrounding Jesus’ birth? Was it (three?) Magi who came to visit the baby Jesus or were they shepherds? Was there a guiding star in Jesus’ birth story? Is Jesus born in Bethlehem for the same reasons in both Matthew and Luke’s account? What are apocryphal gospels and how might they factor into the birth narratives? In this video, Eric ruins Christmas by discussing some of the most interesting discrepancies in Jesus’ birth narratives.

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