Those, fortunate enough not to have to venture out in the blizzard-challenged Northeast, can catch up on accumulated newspapers. They might even pause over The New York Times “Christmas” editorial.
The newspaper of record suspects something happened in Bethlehem. “To Christians everywhere, Christmas comprises, above all, a decree from Caesar Augustus and in the same country shepherds abiding.” But, beyond these facts, the Times is not prepared to pronounce. It might be construed as partisan editorializing.
Perhaps someone with a poetic turn might update Robert Southwell’s “The Burning Babe” and offer a meditation on “The Missing Babe.”
Needless to say “Holy Family Sunday” passed unmentioned.