The way the nativity as presented is so often cloying and almost reduced to a fairy story.
Here this blog by Dr Ian Paul does his usual stuff, by wrenching us away from Christian slush and making us consider what actually happened and why it is important today.
The three things are;
The shepherds who were unpoor
The swaddling clothes – a first century babygro
The women – Mary was not alone as there were several women (probably relatives), so Joseph could get some sleep!!
Yes Jesus was real, born in areal time in a real place and is important for us today