Mary and Joseph won’t have to sleep in the stable this Christmas

Here’s an interesting story from our friends over at Intelligent Traveler: This Christmas, hotel chain Travelodge is offering free rooms to UK couples named Mary and Joseph at any of their 322 United Kingdon properties. According to their website, this charitable offer is an attempt to make up for not having any rooms available on that fateful night over 2000 years ago when Jesus was born in a stable.

Here’s what the press release has to say:

Today’s Mary and Joseph will stay in a spacious Travelodge family room which can also cater for a baby and a manger. A free car-parking space will be provided for the donkey and there are plenty of £29 rooms available for the Shepherds and Wise Men to book. The couple can stay anytime from Christmas Eve to the Twelfth Night.

Very cute, Travelodge.