Nom nom nom nativity!

This spectacularly delightful and/or offensive manger showed up in my blog hopper a few days ago. It’s called, not surprisingly, “Meat Manger.”

This wonder is a gift of the improbably named Greg Chow.

Of course, this is really the next step in Christmas celebration for any red-blooded American. (I was unable to locate any sign of a “Tofu Nativity” online.) Why celebrate Christmas with mere “worship”, which suggests that we are not the mightiest of the mighty? Now that I’ve had my eyes opened to the Meat Manger, I know that the true celebration of Christmas is not complete unless the Cycle of Consumption is complete. Buy needless stuff to give away as gifts! Decorate the house in things that can be tossed into the landfill! And now, eat the nativity scene! That means you get to buy (and eat) a new one next year. It’s a celebration AND a jobs program. That makes Christmas come right in line with Republican ideas of economic stimulus. Obama probably likes them too, now that he’s signed off on more tax cuts for the wealthy. But, as usual, I have digressed.

Here is a tour of some more ways to truly celebrate Christmas with an edible nativity. And do not tell me I’m early because it’s Advent. That season, with its waiting and expectation, is practically socialist or even French. No, it’s time to think about edible nativities now. Right now. Buy one today! Buy a bigger one tomorrow!

Here’s a chocolate nativity, courtesy of the Jazzy Gourmet.

Flickr user BigSmiles provides us with a another sweet one.

Catholic Icing offers an iced nativity.

edible nativity

It’s not technically edible, but the Veggie Tales nativity would make you hungry. Props to Growing Your Baby. Just make sure you have it with a side of bacon so no one gets any ideas.

Veggie Tales Nativity Set

Among an inspiring list of 19 Depressing, Crazy and Downright Awful Nativity Scenes, you can spot this gem, via Going Jesus.

marshmallow nativity

I don’t know about you, but I will no longer be satisfied unless I can get my belly and my spirits filled at the crèche.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ben on December 7th, 2010

    Thanks for this list. I’ve been on the hunt for a Family Guy or The Simpsons nativity, but I’m pretty sure that’s never going to happen. I also am not sure folks would like to see that in the office of their priest.

    That said, I love to see the different interpretations of the nativity from around the world and the many ways and materials that people can use to make such a familiar scene. It’s a wonderful way of seeing the diversity and uniformity in the Church.

  2. Scott Gunn on December 8th, 2010

    I can’t believe the Simpsons nativity doesn’t exist. Unless you make your own:
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358865.msg4204255#msg4204255

    My office has been adorned by a Peanuts nativity and a LEGO Advent calendar. No one seems to mind…

  3. Erica Wooff on December 8th, 2010

    The United States of America seems to be a truly inventive and rather scary place.

    Callme a cynical ol’ Brit but I think you’ve just made up all the above, Scott.

  4. Adam on December 8th, 2010

    When I was in college I visited a professor whose children had set up a more or less traditional creche scene with about 70 little blue plastic smurfs of all descriptions gathered around to worship the infant Christ.