The Silent Night Nativity is the first collaboration between Michael and A.J.  The elegant maple figures are by Anri of Ortisei, Italy, designed by Professor Karl Koult and collected over several trips to the Vatican.  The humble stable sits just above the Inn with the ox and donkey watching over those as they visit the Christ Child.  The warm glow of the bread oven behind the stable welcomes the magi as they journey from the east.  Set in the floor of the inn below the Christ Child is the 14 pointed silver star, a nod to the grotto in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem marking the birthplace of the Savior.