The 2008 Parade of Bad Nativities continues with scary nativities!
When I saw this in thumbnail, I thought it looked creepy. Full size, it's downright terrifying. Jesus and Mary are sitting on the Christ Child's shoulders like an angel and a devil whispering in his ear, and he has a baby-shaped brooch in the middle of his chest! Yikes!
This Santa looks like he's going to eat me! And look, he already ate the Holy Family!
Even the ancients were not immune to producing scary nativity scenes. A star is boring into the head of Baby Jesus, and both he and Mary are turning into caterpillars! Understandably, Joseph looks alarmed.
Next up are nativities with unintended effects. One wishes the artists had stepped back and looked at their creations before unleashing them on the world.
This nativity scene gives new meaning to the phrase "Lamb of God." A green Lamb of God, in this case.
"And behold, a giant cleaver didst split the barn in two."
"It's not 'Door to Heaven,' it's... 'STARGATE.'"
The Bible records that Baby Jesus was born in rude surroundings, but it specified a manger, not a urinal.
A Parade of Bad Nativities
Page 1: The Ugly
Page 2: The Scary and the Unintended Effects
Page 3: The Just Plain Wrong
Page 4: Culture Wars and Politics