Christian actors portray Joseph and Mary during a re-enactment of a Nativity scene of the birth of Jesus Christ during Christmas festivities at the Nazareth Village in Nazareth, northern Israel , Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo.

So this is Christmas

On Christmas, Christians recall the birth of a child in present-day Israel about 2000 years ago. The child’s name was Jesus, born to a Jewish woman named Mary in a stable in the town of Bethlehem.