Most parents -- and probably a lot of kids -- have stories of Christmas programs gone awry. I remember one program where I announced my trumpet solo as "Odd dusty fiddles," my mispronunciation of "Adeste Fideles." The audience laughed, and I was scarred for life. For a little while, at least.
So, pondering such mishaps, I thought of poor casting choices -- which brought me to the thought of casting a zombie in any role in the Nativity. One of the Wise Men seemed to be a good choice.