T.S. Eliot’s Christmas Stories: ‘Journey of the Magi’ and ‘A Song for Simeon’ 
Cornelia Cook
New Blackfriars 
Vol. 81, No. 958 (December 2000), pp. 516-527 

“‘Journey of the Magi’ and ‘A Song for Simeon’ use poetic dramatisation to retell a bible story. Re-tellings reflect the experiences of other times and places than the initial story. Re-tellings reach out to a wider audience — in place, in time; they both restate and extend the implications of the initial story.”