Last year, Mark Shea linked to and reposted this set of pictures of weird nativity sets and other kitschy Christian art. The title is “The 42 Worst Nativity Sets,” but I’d suggest another title: “A Thousand Kinds of AWESOME.” Who could possibly resist the Chicken Nativity?
Or the Mermaid Nativity?
Granted, the Zombie Nativity might be a bit too sacrilegious for some:
Though I don’t think it’s as bad as any of the various sets made out of pigmeat, such as the Bacon & Sausage Nativity or the Spam Nativity. Not only were Jesus and his family Jews who certainly kept kosher, but there’s the additional problem that the standing figures in the Spam Nativity are shaped like penises:
Circumcised penises, I grant you, but it is still disrespectful.
Perhaps the most reverential item included is the least conventional, Sebastian Bergne’s “Colour Nativity.” I want it! But only if I can put it on that table, in front of that wall. Since neither of those things is in my house, I suppose there wouldn’t be much point in actually buying it.