In Search of Christmas
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 9/20/2011
The celebration of the birth of Jesus on December 25th is a matter of long-established tradition. But is it supported by the historical record? Balancing belief, tradition, and archaeology, History travels back 2,000 years to take a closer look at the time-honored stories surrounding Christmas. Find out why many biblical scholars believe that the three wise men were astrologers, not kings. Discover what natural phenomenon might account for the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. Gain insight into who the enigmatic Mary actually was, and learn whether there is a viable explanation for her immaculate conception. Finally, hear from the growing number of experts who believe that Christ was not born in Bethlehem, but in Nazareth, and that his true birthday was in April, six years before the long-accepted date. Featuring fascinating expert interviews and compelling scientific evidence, in Search of Christmas offers new perspectives on an unparalleled historic moment.