Christmas Créche

Well, here we are after Christmas.  I did decorate this year.  Bought a cut pine tree and piled on the ornaments.  Put the random other decorations I have about the house.  It was nice, but not necessary.  Felt good to have stuff up.

And now that Christmas is over, I’m already looking to put things away.  But, as I was looking around, I took a few moments to admire the Christmas créche I ‘won’ in the divorce.

Thought I’d share a few pictures of it with all of you.

Plastic Wonderment

Now, it does look a bit plastic (except the fine wooden stable with straw thrown [strewn?] about), but it’s really good quality, solid… ummm… something… rubber?  And with pretty good detail on the individual pieces.

And, yeah, you may have noticed in that last picture – – –

it's him! it's him!

It’s Christmas Kangaroo!  Bet you didn’t know that there was a kangaroo at the nativity, did ya!  I have no recollection, Senator, of where the hell Christmas Kangaroo came from.  He showed up way back when Boy Child and Daughter Person were little littles.  Whatever toy set he arrived in is long gone.  But, even before that set disappeared, the kangaroo was enlisted into the nativity and has been there for well on 15 or so years now.

don't worry...Jeebus will raise them soon

Another tradition started by someone [whistling nonchalantly] was that, at some point in the holiday season, the sheep all contract anthrax.

shepherds keep watch on their flocks...kangaroo keeps watch on the baby

And, no, there’s nothing kinky or untoward in the kangaroo’s gaze…

just one of many happy onlookers

…well, at least while all the others are looking on…

not appearing in this year's créche...Christmas Gorilla

Another favorite ornament I was able to get was Christmas Gorilla.  He often shows up at the créche scene, but this year decided to hang out near the star on the Christmas tree.   Note:  Long time readers may notice “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament to the right of Christmas Gorilla.

So, with so many memories and fun, I’m thinking decorations stay up at least until next weekend.

Happy Holidays all…

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11 Responses to “Christmas Créche”

  1. Dennis the Vizsla Says:

    He’s thinking, “That little guy will fit in my pouch.”

  2. Mitzi G Burger Says:

    There is a strange statue of a kangaroo in Thailand in a seaside Buddhist temple at a place called Monkey Mountain. They’re turning up everywhere it seems.

  3. nursemyra Says:

    I love your Xmas kangaroo 🙂

  4. S. Le Says:

    I love the ‘roo and the dead sheep. And is that Christmas Kong at the top of the tree?

    I am also looking forward to having all the Christmas decorations cleared away. I am NOT looking forward to actually doing the clearing away though!

    Happy New Year to you!

  5. Stephanie of Stopbouncing Says:

    Who better to watch over Jeebus then a ‘roo?
    They have pouches for protection, legs for kicking Satan’s ass, a tail to knock down the Jewish and claws to de-eye the Pagans.

    Perfect!

  6. hisqueen Says:

    I skipped Christmas this year. Second year in a row. The kids just want gift cards anyways. Plus, I’m afraid our second dog will be on funniest home videos after he destroys the tree.
    It’s all so over commercialized now it just makes me sick.
    I love the ‘Roo. She is just perfect. And the sheep, those shepherds better get tending a little more carefully.

  7. daisyfae Says:

    lovely… we had a dinosaur in ours when i was growing up. Mom wouldn’t let us put reindeer on the roof, however….

  8. thegnukid Says:

    dennis – are you saying kangaroos are kleptomaniacs and kidnappers?

    mitzi – kangaroos on monkey mountain? that’s gotta piss off the monkeys. not even getting their own statue on their own mountain.

    nursemyra – and i’m sure he loves you, dear lady. every year i put him out, it makes me very happy.

    s. le – nope, still haven’t started putting stuff away. Christmas kangaroo and kong both say, “Happy New Year” to you…i do too!

    stephanie – well said. even better than your own personal terminator, that Christmas ‘roo.

    hisqueen – i still have to celebrate, even if i’m alone. the ‘roo and gorilla and ‘special’ ornaments just make me smile.

    daisyfae – dinosaurs! excellent addition idea. i think i might be able to find one or two. and i’d turn your mom in to the authorities for not letting you put those reindeer up. isn’t this a multi-secular time of year?

  9. UK Says:

    One of the secretaries at work ordered a creche from some long gone catalog store, the first Christmas she was married. When it arrived it had everything, including a dancing leprechaun. All the pieces were stamped “Made in Italy”. I always thought leprechauns were Irish, but Italian is OK too.

  10. Rob Says:

    I’m not all that inclined to “decorate” for anything; that was a big thing for my late wife, though, and, a tendency in my current wife as well. I’ve never contemplated “twisted” decorating, however. Perhaps that’s just the element I’ve been missing?

    Transitions are always a time of mixed emotions, aren’t they? Hope your Christmas and holiday time was good, gnukid.

  11. thegnukid Says:

    UK – well, you know those European Union folks–they share all their little critters with each other… hmmm, there’s something to be said for that, right?

    rob – thanks for the support…transitions are tough, but with good friends i’m working my way through it okay. and, yeah, decorating with a twinkle in the eye is always a good thing. next year? i’m thinking a zombie sheep may show up.

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