They should have a contest for the worst Christmas idea ever. If they did the all new Hipster Nativity would take the prize.
For just $130 bucks you can own the characters of the Nativity re-imagined as modern millennials. Really. There’s Hispter Joseph (with the man-bun) shown taking a selfie at the manger with adoring Mary, who sports an off-the-shoulder look while holding a pumpkin spice latte in one hand.
We’re only getting started here. Prepare to cringe even more.
The Magi shows up — on Segways, not camels — and they’re carrying boxes labeled “Amazon Prime”, supposedly carrying gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Wait. It gets worse.
A shepherd is there…and just to be sure he’s got a sheep with him, perhaps the only normal one in the whole get up. The shepherd is plugged into his iPad. So much for listening to the herald angels.
There is a cow — labeled organic, of course. And the cow is feeding from a trough labeled “gluten free”.
The whole sordid, blasphemous and disrespectful thing comes from a San Diego based company called Modern Nativity. Clearly this is a pot-based concept sold out of a rented warehouse near El Centro by atheist bigots who have no better ideas on how to make a buck from Christmas.
A Christmas purist with an enthusiastic style, sometimes almost poetic. Chuck is a master of Christmas storytelling with a keen eye for social history and a stickler for yuletide decorum, tradition and legend. Chuck writes on all holiday topics, usually with unbridled joy and unvarnished delight.