Round John Virgin
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If the name of the new addition to James C. Christensen’s beloved Nativity sounds familiar, it’s probably because the Christmas carol “Silent Night” is humming in your head. It was during a Christmas past that one of the Christensen children misheard one of the song’s lyrics and asked “Who’s round John?” Not missing this creative opportunity, James developed a new character for the crèche, the portly soul aptly named “Round John Virgin.” And who is this jolly fellow? He’s the innkeeper, doing his best to accommodate this young family and provide them with all the comfort he can on this most celebrated of nights.