Now when it comes to the annual Nativity play where would it be without the animals?
That was the question asked by the Carlisle Christmas Spectacular production team.
This year they've decided to do it differently by using real animals in the starring roles.
Today the team held auditions at Walby Farm Park.
Here's the full report from Andy Burn.
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