Christmas Misconception #4 - Mary, urgently needing to deliver her baby, rides into Bethlehem on a donkey

Did Mary ride a donkey to Bethlehem?
Almost every Christmas play or “living nativity” has Mary (the very pregnant Mary) riding on a donkey to Bethlehem.  Did she ride in on a donkey?  Perhaps, but there are various other more likely possibilities. (I mean seriously, how many pregnant women would be willing to make the 80 mile journey from Galilee to Bethlehem on a Donkey?  I find it unlikely; but…considering the times and the location, it was very normal to have a donkey carrying your belongings on the trip.  Perhaps Joseph plopped his pregnant up there too!  Who knows?)

Well, the truth of the matter is the Bible doesn’t say how she got to Bethlehem. Scripture gives very little detail on Mary & Joseph's actual trip to Bethlehem; it only says that she came with Joseph.

Did Mary arrive in Bethlehem the night she gave birth?
Again, this is highly unlikely and the Bible does not suggest this. They could have arrived weeks earlier. God’s Word simply states, “while they were there [in Bethlehem], the days were accomplished that she should be delivered” (Luke 2:6). Arriving in town well before her due date would make much more sense.

Other Christmas Misconceptions:
Christmas Misconception #1 Jesus was born in a Stable
Christmas Misconception #2 The Innkeeper Turned Mary & Joseph Away
Christmas Misconception #3 No Crying He Makes
Christmas Misconception #4 Mary, Urgently Needing to Deliver Her Baby, Rides into Bethlehem on a Donkey
Christmas Misconception #5 Three Kings, Riding on Donkeys, Come to See the Baby Jesus
Christmas Misconception #6 Jesus was Born on December 25th