The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany and the flight into Egypt, has long inspired great artists. The Met collection is particularly rich in medieval and Renaissance paintings that depict this timeless story. Gathered here are paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, and Gerard David, among others, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Bible to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The perfect book for the entire family, The Christmas Story is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year. All images are reproductions of works from The Met.