They would have asked directions, 
arrived on time, 
helped deliver the baby, 
cleaned the stable, 
made a casserole, 
and brought practical gifts. 

But what they would have said when they left…? 

“Did you see the sandals Mary was wearing with that gown?”
“That baby doesn’t look anything like Joseph!” 
“Virgin, really! I knew her in school!” 
“Can you believe that they let all of those disgusting animals in the house?” 
“I heard that Joseph isn’t even working right now!” 
“And that donkey that they are riding has seen better days too!” 
“Want to bet on how long it will take until you get your casserole dish back?”