Originally Posted by Mary Etheldreda
Brother Mayor, did you mean to include the Landover Homeschool Nativity Recreation Troupe stationed outside City Hall? We've received so many positive comments about how cute the children are dressed up in traditional Middle Eastern clothes (the negative comments about "child abuse" and "hazardous weather" are filed away quickly in the appropriate circular file, if you know what I mean). The reason I ask is because the children standing and kneeling in the snow lends such a sweet, innocent, fresh Christmas look to the event, and I'm afraid keeping lights on them throughout the night would melt the snow and ruin the look.
I hope we can work something out with the live children, Sister E. Maybe you could look into dimming the lights a bit to hold down the heat.
Those kids really give the scene a feeling of reality. We all know the manger had no central heat and so Mary, Joeseph, the shepards, wisemen and who ever else was there were cold.
I'm sure you have explained to the kids the cold makes it an authentic display.