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Queer Nativity Scenes Show That It's Love That Makes A Family

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.22.2016 | Queer Voices

The nativity scene is arguably the most iconic image of Christmas ― it’s splashed on the fronts of Christmas cards, displayed in people’s homes,...

Nativity Scenes Depict Jesus' Birth With Hipsters, Zombies And Bacon

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.05.2016 | Weird News

Jesus’ birth has inspired artists for centuries, prompting them to put their own spin on the tale in ways that aren’t always historically accurate...

Atheist Sets Up Anti-Trump Festivus Pole At City's Christmas Display

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.02.2016 | Weird News

Donald Trump is already getting some Christmas jeer. Florida atheist and First Amendment activist Chaz Stevens has made the president-elect the subje...

Atheists And Satanists Are All Up In Your Nativity Scenes This Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, when people deck the halls with boughs of holly, mistletoe, beribboned wreaths -- and Festivus poles...

States Celebrating Hospitality With Nativity Scenes Want To Turn Away Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around two thousand and sixteen years ago, a non-Christian Middle Eastern couple was in need of refuge for the night. There was no room ...

Zombie Jesus Nativity Scene Causes Uproar

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.09.2015 | Weird News

Zombie Jesus has risen again. An Ohio town appears to be backing down in a battle with a homeowner who had put up an undead Nativity scene in his fro...

Appeals Court Upholds California City's Ban On Nativity Scenes

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday found a Southern California city acted without violating the U.S. constitutional...

Officials Order Ohio Man To Take Down Zombie Nativity Scene

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A suburban Cincinnati man's zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, ...

A Look At The Tiny, Magical Depictions Of Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion

Mary, Joseph and a host of shepherds and magi gather around the infant Jesus where he lies in a manger. They are figures in a critical moment of relig...

Join Mary, Joseph And The Angels On A Pilgrimage To Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

On Christmas, the stage is set for one of the most beloved stories in history: The birth of Jesus. "Christ is born in Bethlehem," the hymn proclai...

Lawmaker Plans Statehouse Nativity: 'I Cannot Stand By And Allow Satan To Win'

The Huffington Post | Kate | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Michigan lawmaker Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) has a plan to save Christmas in the capital after a Satanist group's so-called attempt to "hijack" the ho...

1,039-Person Nativity Scene Reportedly Breaks World Record

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

A full 1,039 people, as well as a camel and several sheep, took part in a massive nativity scene filmed in Provo, Utah on Dec. 1 that reportedly broke...

Satanic Temple Wins Battle To Bring Lucifer Display Inside Florida State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

This year, Satan is slated to join the pantheon of gods and agendas making a stand inside Florida’s State Capitol building. The Satanic Temple su...

My Turn As Mary

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Page Rosenberg

At the tender age of ten, I was tapped for the coveted role of a lifetime, The Virgin Mary Holy Mother of the Baby Jesus. Score.

Christmas Collection: Away in a Manger

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 02.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

While some folks prefer a Charlie Brown Christmas and others align themselves with the Clark Griswold school of decorating, Loree Bowen and her family in Orange County, Calif., celebrate the season by unpacking 10 large storage bins filled with more than 70 nativity scenes and related artwork.

Cleanin' Up Christmas

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

We are meticulous in repainting the picture to make it look presentable to the world. How useful could someone who has been rejected, broken, and born into a manger really be?

Baby Jesus: Not Welcome Here

Cheryl Moch | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Cheryl Moch

I can admire your trees and your lights in this dark season and your Santa with his merry laugh. But it all gets too serious when I see that manger with its empty cradle waiting for the birth of a baby whose horrible death will be blamed on me.

The Challenge Of The Manger In Bethlehem

Tobias Roberts | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Tobias Roberts

Advent should be the season for us to reflect, not just on the tenderness of the manger scene, but of what that scene represents below the surface. It should push us to understand that God became incarnate in the world of the poor and oppressed and shared intimately in that reality.

Christmas Memories (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | Home

Growing up, my family went all out at Christmastime. My father put up a grand nativity scene in front of our house, complete with large statues of bab...

One Way To Save The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's not that often that my beloved Santa Monica finds itself in the news -- both locally and nationally. But here it is. Today's LA Times headline reads "Santa Monica can bar Nativity Scenes." This morning's New York Times weighed in as well, with "A City Ban Changes the Christmas Scene."

Nativity Scenes With A Cultural Flavor | Posted 12.23.2011 | Latino Voices

When Shirley Camargo, a Colombian who lives in Miami, set up a nativity scene in her living room last month, she was attempting to recreate a family t...

Hayley Miller

Nativity Project Makes Its Point Before Supreme Court | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Christmas came early to the Supreme Court Wednesday when roughly 20 members of the Nativity Project, a nationwide campaign to "celebrate...

Ice Sculptors Create Giant Nativity Scene In Austria

Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

To mark the start of the Advent season, ice sculptor Gert J. Hoedl and his international team created a nativity scene made of ice, in Graz, Austria o...

'Grudge Against Jesus': Holy Infant Stolen Twice From Same Nativity Scene

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the baby Jesus disappeared from his nativity scene, Henry Schmidt of suburban Downers Grove, Ill. bought a replacement and didn't think much of i...