Building on Ken Bailey’s work, the three misnomers about the nativity are:
1. That Jesus was born the night Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem (not true).
2. That Mary and Joseph were turned away from a commercial inn (not true).
3. That Jesus was born in a stable (not true).
And as a bonus, I’ll add a fourth:
4. The magi arrived a when Jesus was probably almost a toddler (not true).