Alternatives to the Traditional Nativity

Birth of Jesus Matthew 2:1
Birth of Jesus Matthew 2:1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have been celebrating the arrival of Jesus with nativity scenes as long as many of us can remember, and for several generations before that. Surely God has a sense of humor and will appreciate us mixing it up a bit, right?

“The birth of Jesus has inspired many artists and entrepreneurs to put their own spin on the tale. Christian author Mark Oestreicher has collected some of his favorites on his blog,, including this one that depicts all participants as zombies in “Deathlehem.”


Oestreicher used to be bothered when he would see Nativity scenes depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as rubber ducks, but now he looks at products like these as “whimsical attempts for people to engage in a mystery.””

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