To me, it's the finest, most theologically beautiful of all Christian hymns - regardless of the time of year. The mystery of the Incarnation, swept up in the beauty of homeliness and wintry weather.
But to Nigel Farage, it's a nightmare. Christina Rossetti was clearly a "hidden immigrant" - look at her name, after all. And there's another problem with it.
So to help keep the UKIP Christmas Carol Service embarrassment-free, we've rewritten that most poignant of verses and made it UKIP-friendly.
|How Rossetti wrote it||How Nigel wants it|
|Enough for Him, whom cherubim|
worship night and day,
A breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
|Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,|
His mother in the corner, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, who will judge the quick and the dead
To receive his breakfast with a blanket on his head.