Classic nativity sets are, like potpourri baskets, quickly recognized and easily ignored.
For something more memorable, choose a nativity that…
Is racially neutral (1).
Is clearly eco-friendly (2).
Includes toy soldiers to represent Herod’s fearsome, baby-killing army (3).
[And dinosaurs to represent... angels?]
Is made from Popsicle sticks (4).
Portrays Jesus as a toddler (5).
Alters the Christmas story to include zombies—not unlike Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (6).
Is honest about the age difference between Mary and Joseph. (7).
Consists of hand puppets [for the nomads] (8).
Make it memorable.