The nativity scene is a staple of Christmas season. A solemn event, it depicts the birth of baby Jesus and the wise men bringing him gifts, marking him as the savior. Naturally, people find some interesting and weird ways to present it.
The internet loves nothing more than showing off their best way to mess with a classic. Mashable compiled a list of their top ten weird nativity scenes.
Some were funny:
Coke nativity wins for best subversion of gimmicky can design http://t.co/igZbMFCEvH— Angela Wheeler (@Angela Wheeler)1417961229.0
Nativity play rehearsal at W2RHQ. 🎄🐶🎄🐶 https://t.co/SXG090QIDI— Wags to Riches Pet Services (@Wags to Riches Pet Services)1513718905.0
Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming 🎄👬 https://t.co/7OKbFLU7v1— Cameron Esposito (@Cameron Esposito)1511567719.0
And some were just downright bizarre:
A meat nativity scene https://t.co/u3IUZFo2JX— Dan Ogus (@Dan Ogus)1545467432.0
Cheese Nativity www.youtube.com
The hipster nativity set is a personal favorite.
I gave it a run last year and it is still worth a chuckle Hipster Nativity Scene https://t.co/2Pt3pguCGZ— 🅲🅷🆁🅸🆂 (@🅲🅷🆁🅸🆂)1545446492.0
Mashable's list isn't the only game in town. The internet has been depicting the nativity in their own style for years.
Action figures often have a way of making their way into scenes — or making the scene itself:
Dinosaurs are their own category entirely:
And what would an internet fad be without cats?
If anyone is looking for a Nativity scene for their screen savor.... here ya go 🐱👑 https://t.co/abMEV6d1MY— Jersey Boy Phillips (@Jersey Boy Phillips)1513627680.0
Still, others get a bit more abstract:
Even the Vatican is getting in on the act. This year, their traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square is a sand sculpture. The project took a professional sand artist and three sculptors two weeks to create.
And it came out gorgeous:
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Whatever the medium, the nativity is an iconic scene that has inspired artists for centuries. We hope the internet's strange interpretations won't be ending any time soon.