Upside-down Christmas: Matthew 1-2 December 2012 In the series, "Upside-down Christmas," Pastor J.D. looks at the birth of Christ in the book of Matthew. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ birth is, by all accounts, messy. He makes no effort to hide the painful and tumultuous aspects of the Christmas story. In the process, he turns many of our expectations about God, about Jesus, and about Christmas totally upside-down.