There seems to some doubt as to when Jesus was born since there is not a shred of documentary evidence to guide us. There are other indicators, however.
According to my Christmas Cactus, the birth probably occurred some weeks earlier than we are usually led to believe. It’s quite insistent on this point, coming into full flower some three weeks ahead of the official date every year.
For the purposes of this post, I have set the knowledgeable plant on a plinth of sorts for maximum effect.