Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Baby...???



I knew our nativity was special from the first time I met it.
It immediately made me happy. Still does.

But it did beg the questions - why does Baby Jesus have a full head of bowl-cut hair?
Why does he look like a full grown man stuffed into the manger like a bound foot?

I wondered, but never long enough to solve the mystery.

When I unpacked it this year, I had the eerie sense that I could almost place his face. I thought I'd open it up to you guys, feeling as sure as ever that you'd save the day.

Then I had my friend Kim over for tea and we laughed about the man-child Jesus figurine for one split second before she blurted out: "It's Bruce Jenner!"





 Alas.

Now I find myself wishing I could get a peek of the "baby's" chompers. Maybe watch him putter around the kitchen a while. Do you think he's a strict parent? Is his hearing failing? Are his legs permanently cramped from all that running?

Friends, these are questions that shan't be answered.

Please try to have a Merry Christmas anyway.

31 comments:

  1. Hahahaha! I literally choked on my toast a little bit!

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  2. My family has the EXACT SAME carved nativity set! (Yep, just checked your other post - ours was made in the Philippines too. My family acquired it when we lived in Malaysia) Our baby Jesus has more of mullet thing going on though... And looks a little more like young Kurt Russell, if I recall correctly ;)

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    1. I'm dying. How many celeb nativities are circulating right now????!!!

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    2. When I go home for a visit, I'll do my best to dig it up and grab a picture! I'll tweet it & share it with Shannan on facebook!

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  3. That is so funny, I have a nativity that my parents brought back for me from Mozambique and the Jesus literally looks like he is the same age as the wiseman, and they look about 80. Old man wrinkles and all. Enjoyed this so much!

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  4. Oh my goodness! That is too funny...Do you look on your nativity differently now?

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  5. You crack me up. Your title in my inbox guarantees a good read. Always. And this one just makes me giggle.

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  6. Snorted in my tea! Not a good look - or classy act - for a 64yr old! Too funny. However, I'd have to replace the whole set immediately; could never look at it the same way again and would be looking for Kris and clan around every corner!

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  7. Decaf Earl Grey tea with milk, through my nose all over my keyboard. Thanks.

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  8. Laughing out loud over this!! :D

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  9. I am dying - and hoping I don't dream of Bruce Jenner tonight! xo

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  10. Annnnd completely laughing out loud. So, so funny.

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  11. Too funny!
    But.stop.making.me.laugh. I have this mysterious old lady hip pain that throbs when I laugh. I may just end up stuck in the same awkward manger position.

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  12. I just came back to show Bruce. We are now both dying!

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  13. I am DYING right now! Dying. As in, head on the kitchen table laughing so hard I am crying and just had to read it out loud to my husband.

    Thank you so much for this. Between Baby Jesus Jenner and the Creep Babies, you could open up a Christmas folk museum.

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  14. Okay-have you looked at the nativities at that website?? Nativity in a bottle? Hands Nativity? Arctic Nativity??? OH. MY. WORD. I had NO idea the world of "nativities" was so vast and "politically correct"!!

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  15. My Baby Jesus is a little odd as well...

    http://makeagain.blogspot.ca/2013/12/christmas-baking-2013.html

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    1. Ha ha ha!!! Swaddle that baby, stat!
      And the rhinos...
      WHAT??

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  16. oh my gosh!! it does...i love bruce. i love the kardashians. i loved their christmas special. i think he needs to grow some bleep bleeps to stand up to kris but who knows how much is scripted.
    but i am obsessed with all things kardashian. is that sinning?;)
    however...this is truly the funniest thing i've read all day...xo

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  17. Soooo solo sssoooo sooo funnnnnny!!!

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