The biblical story of Christmas involves the birth of Jesus.
The story usually begins with Joseph and Mary (the mother or Jesus and her husband) looking for a place to stay. They have returned to their home town of Bethlehem for the census and all the inns are full.
The innkeeper lets them sleep in his stable, and it is there that Jesus is born. There were Shepherds in the fields, and three Kings or Wise Men came to pay homage to the child.
Angels appeared and sang, a young drummer boy played and village people rejoiced.
Not all were happy; King Herod was none too pleased, nor were some High Priests, Roman Soldiers, and other village people.
MaryThe mother of Jesus
wears a simple muslin underdress with a keyhole neck and long sleeves.
Over this is worn a blue or brown
Overtunic and a (traditional) blue veil. This outfit is common to
females of this period. For plays a large outfit will fit many people; there was no particular fitting for biblical costumes.
Joesph's outfit consists of a muslin undertunic. Over top is worn a long brown vest
and a blue Wide Sash.
A muslin Veil and
leather veilholder can be added to the ensemble.