Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hitch a Christmas ride

It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco. The pastor of the church was walking by the nativity display when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from the cradle.

Immediately, he turned and went outside. Off in the distance, he saw a little boy pulling a red wagon with what looked to be the missing baby Jesus inside.

Walking closer, he saw it was the missing infant, so he approached the boy. "Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend?" he asked.

The little boy replied, "I got Him from the church."

"And why did you take Him?" the priest asked.

The boy said, "Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed to the little Lord Jesus that if He would bring me a new red wagon for Christmas, I would give Him a ride around the block in it."


Bruce W said...

I first saw a basic variation of this story on the tv show "Dragnet" in the late 50's or early 60's. Friday and his partner are called to the local church to investigate the theft of the baby Jesus from the Church's display. Unsuccessful search, and as they were telling the Priest of their (lack of) results, in comes a little boy and his wagon, with the baby Jesus, and tells them the same story of his promise if he got a wagon for Christmas.

The writers probably got the story from someplace else.

Urban Legend?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Or just too cute a joke not to circulate?

Clever idea to base a story on it.