The animals that are so familiar in Christmas cards and carols didn't begin to make an appearance until hundreds of years after Jesus' birth.
The often-overlook Mexican ritual of Las Posadas is an important part of the Christmas season, dating back 500 years. People go door to door, singing carols and celebrating with friends and family.
Over the weekend, runners gathered in Bethlehem to run the city's first-ever marathon. While the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the Boston Marathon attacks influenced the events, the races went off without any problems.
The runners of the international marathon in Bethlehem showed support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Testament of Mary is all about Mary. In fact, it has no other characters. Fiona Shaw plays the singular role in the new Broadway show, out this week. In it, she struggles with whether she did a good job of raising Jesus Christ.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports a Christmas tradition in the Catalonian region of Spain. It will strike you as unusual and might strike you as offensive. It is a figure in the Catalonian nativity scene called the ï¿½pooper.ï¿½
Last week, we heard from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who's been re-tracing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem said to have been made by Mary and Joseph. Like the Biblical couple, Maqbool's traveled by donkey. Anchor Katy Clark gets an update from him.