Is the Star of Bethlehem a mythological element in the Nativity stories of the gospels? I highly recommend The Star–a documentary by filmmaker Steve McEveety. Modern software allowing researchers to re-create the night sky at any date in history and at any place around the globe show what the star of Bethlehem was and what it means. The clip here gives you a taste of it. You can purchase the film here or you can watch it in chunks on YouTube.