Excerpt from the Production Script
Nick. Are you using the old familiar story?
Mrs. Morris. Yes, the birth of Jesus -- if that's what you mean.
Nick. No, I mean those old words: "And it came to pass..."
(Pause) "The birth of Jesus came about in this wise..."
(Pause) "A decree went up from Caesar Augustus..."
Mrs. Morris. You have remembered those words quite well, Nick. Yes,
we plan on using the King James version of the Bible as our source.'
Jordan. But aren't there modern translations that we could use?
Mrs. Morris. Yes, Jordan, there are.
Nick. My parents have a couple of them. "The Living Bible"
and the "Good News Bible."
David. We have one called "The Message."
Annie. That's a different name for a Bible!