Technology has saved Christmas in Bal Harbour, Florida.

A nativity scene that suffered from vandalism and theft in past years is getting a global positioning system solution for Christmas this year.

Baby Jesus, who had gone missing in previous years, despite being bolted down, will now be trackable should he be pinched this time round.

"I don't anticipate this will ever happen again", said Dina Cellini, who oversees the display, "but we may need to rely on technology to save our savior".

The Mary and Joseph statues will also be fitted with GPS devices, she said.