You really can't blame her for misunderstanding. Here in China, there is no mention of Jesus Christ during the holiday season. You know...kind of the way the United States is going... When I lived here 20 years ago, a friend of mine gave me a "pyramid candle" that had a nativity around it. Then I was able to find a few embroidered tree ornaments that were religious in nature. But other than that, there was no mention of Christianity during Christmas. Even the word "Christmas" in Chinese does not have the name "Christ" in it. And I have not been able to find a nativity here in China. But I did find one in America last summer at a thrift store. I specifically had been on the hunt for one so that I could bring it back for Christmas this year.
So everything else in the stores this time of year has to do with Santa Claus. Here is a picture of me at the grocery store with a Santa display. It's a little blurry...my husband took it with his phone.
I wonder if the Chinese will ever really grasp the true meaning of Christmas. And I wonder if Americans will lose it.