It's the 2,000-year-old tale chronicling the birth of Jesus - played out each year by young school children.

The Daily Echo has put together a picture special capturing the magical moments from this year's nativity plays in infant and primary schools across Southampton and Hampshire.

Whether it's the school's version of the traditional tale, or perhaps a festive stage show or even a panto, all are included in the picture special.

The supplement will be included in your usual copy of the Daily Echo  - out on Friday, December 15.

Daily Echo: Send us your pictures for the Daily Echo's nativity supplement