I draw a distinction between His teachings and what we call theology.
And I really draw a distinction between theology and folk-theology.
Folk-theology is to actual theology what folk-medicine is to real medicine: Where there is anything actually valid about it, the chances are it wound up there by chance.
Actual theology, like actual medicine, is a systematic study & application of theory.
Folk-theology, like folk-medicine, is stuff everybody "knows" to be "true".
I bring this up because as a Christian I take the actual meaning of Christmas very seriously.
But I also enjoy having fun with the folk-theology portions.
So when you see posts like this, don't freak out.*
* Well, actually I can't stop you from freaking out; ya gonna do what ya gonna do...