The story is courtesy of Louis Cassells, former Religion Editor (think of that...a time when news organizations actually had one) of the United Press International (UPI). The late Paul Harvey made this his annual Christmas monologue. 

I have added to the story and we have added production to enhance the feature. It is my favorite Christmas story because it beautifully explains the Advent, the Coming of Christ. Please consider setting the proper perspective when you open your Christmas gifts by listening to The Man and The Birds as a family.