The teacher was very curious about how each of her students celebrated Christmas Eve. “Tell me Patrick, what do you do on Christmas Eve?” She asked.
Patrick addressed the class. “Well, Miss Johnson , me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight Mass and we sing hymns, then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys.”
“Very nice Patrick”, said the teacher, “Now, Jimmy Brown, what do you do?”
“Well, Miss Johnson “, replied Jimmy, “Me and my sister go to Church with Mom and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents”
Remembering there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, “Now Isaac Cohen, what do you do on Christmas Eve?”
“Well, Miss Johnson”, it’s the same old thing every year. Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls and drive to his toy factory. When we get inside we look at all the empty shelves and sing
“What A Friend We Have in Jesus”……then we go to the Bahamas .