So, where do you keep the brown baby Jesus?
December 4, 2007 5:15 PM Subscribe
Trying to find a nativity scene that doesn't have a white Anglo-Saxon looking holy family. Not having much luck.
posted by jeanmari to Shopping (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My family has had a nativity set since I was a child that is rather nice and has a lot of sentimental value to my sisters and I. Over the years, it's been knocked about and roughed up so there is not much left of it. It has realistic looking figures like these
(not abstract art or faceless figures) and it was unusual for the time because the holy family looked like they were from the Middle East, versus an Eastern European or Scandinavian city. As a child, this made perfect sense to me, Bethlehem being in the Middle East and all.
I've been searching for a set for my sister that is similar or at least in the spirit of that set. But I can't seem to find a brown baby Jesus! There are lots of pale, blond figures out there. Nothing against pale, blonds. I'm one.
I can't believe that finding something like this is so difficult. Anyone know of a source?