Given all the traditions and stories that have become part of our annual Christmas celebrations, it’s often hard to separate biblical fact from fiction. One such piece of fiction is that on the night Jesus was born a choir of angels sang a hymn of praise to God. But it’s in the hymnbook, isn’t it? “Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation. . . Hark! The herald angels sing. . . Angels we have heard on high, singing sweetly through the night. . .” The biblical fact, however, is quite different.