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So Mom and I were sitting here watching the Bonnie Hunt show, and she was discussing the nativity scene (or creche) on her desk, and how the Baby Jesus isn't supposed to be in the manger until Christmas morning. We've been slowly decorating for Christmas, and this triggered Mom to unwrap the new creche she bought at the end of the year last year. We decided we'd try this as a fun twist on the tradition, so Mom snipped the zip tie holding the tiny saviour in place, and we put the creche under the tree.




We were then stuck with what to do with a teeny ceramic Jesus...I mean, after all, one can't allow him to be devoured by the dog or crushed underfoot. We needed a safe place to put him. Mom and I both collect many things, and one of the things I have a small collection of is Gone With The Wind memorabilia. After trying several locations for Baby Jesus, we ultimately decided that the best place for him was chilling by the fire in the parlor of 12 Oaks. When Mom first put him there, I exclaimed that she couldn't put him there, because Rhett Butler was lying there. We finally decided he could sit on Uncle Rhett's lap, so long as he wasn't on his face.




I'm afraid Jesus is going to be disappointed on Christmas morning. Needless to say, Mom and I were laughing so hard during this process that I was crying. This is why I love her, even when she's driving me crazy.



Oh, yeah. I'm going to the Special Hell.
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
Gives me fond memories of camp! *laughs*

I'm an equal opportunity blasphemer, too. Last night's dinner? Latkes and bacon. Delicious blasphemy.

If I get to hell first, I'll save you a good spot.

Impossible.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seferin.livejournal.com
Any place I'm trapped with you would be Heaven, not Hell.

Re: Impossible.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
Loophole! We found it!!!

YAY!!!

Hmm.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seferin.livejournal.com
(Debates requesting to examine your loophole)

*Smiles knowingly*

Date: 2009-12-14 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceanncait.livejournal.com
I used to have a cat that loved nothing more than getting into the nativity, stealing the baby Jesus and batting him around the house. It was never the lambs or any of the other smaller figurines, just Jesus. I had to rescue Jesus from under my refrigerator so many times...

Date: 2009-12-14 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
Who saves the Saviour? YOU DO!!!

*giggles*

Date: 2009-12-14 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alrescate.livejournal.com
I got Mralrescate a t-shirt that says: I found Jesus...he was behind the couch.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceanncait.livejournal.com
OMG...WANT!!!

Date: 2009-12-14 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairgoldberry.livejournal.com
So on Christmas morning, he's trading a Gable for a stable?

I'd be disappointed too.

Much love,
Rowan

Date: 2009-12-14 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
"Frankly, Jesus, I don't give a lamb."

Date: 2009-12-14 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceanncait.livejournal.com
The Lamb of God says: "That was baaaaaa-d"

Date: 2009-12-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
Rhett Butler is not impressed by all the wool gathering. :P

Date: 2009-12-15 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
Oh, ewe two!

*rolls eyes*

Date: 2009-12-15 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elbiesee.livejournal.com
I thought it was shear genius, myself.

Date: 2009-12-15 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
You didn't think they were ramming it down our throats a bit?

Date: 2009-12-15 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
Now, now, don't start butting heads.

Date: 2009-12-15 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elbiesee.livejournal.com
I think she just wants to kid around.

Date: 2009-12-15 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
Your Madeline Kahn icons make me bleat with happiness. ♥

Date: 2009-12-15 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] killiara.livejournal.com
I think I've herd enough.

Date: 2009-12-15 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
Hey, this was all on the hoof; I didn't plan it.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-terrible.livejournal.com
Yeah, if I had a girl like that one in your icon pleasuring me, I'd be groaning, too.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendyzski.livejournal.com
*clappity clappity*

Date: 2009-12-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayeamspartacus.livejournal.com
Reminds me of one of our creches, bought at Big Lots. It had one Joseph and two of Mary. We decided it was either the Mormon Nativity, or we could leave Joseph in the box and have a Lesbian Creche!

Date: 2009-12-15 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revsphynx.livejournal.com
We were at my mother's house, and [livejournal.com profile] luckeyisis kept trying to add a lego construction worker to my mom's nativity, replacing first the Angel Gabriel, then the Baby Jesus. We tried to sneak a giant plastic spider in amongst the animals, but my mom got wise and was watching too closely.

Date: 2009-12-15 01:45 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-12-15 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persimmontart.livejournal.com
I have a collection of Gone with the Wind stuff, so I am totally amused... and, I want a creche so that I can add the Christmas ninja. All because one time, the book of Luke was misheard in my prescence to include "the ninja of Lord" appearing before the shepards watching their flocks by night.

Date: 2009-12-15 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
How do you know there aren't Christmas ninjas already there? If they are good ninjas, you'll never see them anyway!

*grins*

Date: 2009-12-15 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bessofhardwick.livejournal.com
Special hell...oh yes, with a villa on the River Styx, including a hot tub of molten souls.

Date: 2009-12-15 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fool000.livejournal.com
I learned as a catholic, that the three wise men aren't supposed to be present until january 6.
Myabe it's a typical dutch thing, I don't know.
Before christmas only Joseph and Mary and the animals are allowed in. At midnight on Christmas eve the infant Jesus takes i'ts place. Later during that same night the shepherds and their sheep arrive. And only at january 6 arrive the three wise men.
That's how it's supposed to be done.
Not that anyone in the Netherlands cares about such detail. We just put them in whenever we feel like it.

Date: 2009-12-15 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypticbob.livejournal.com
That's really interesting!! I would totally pull the wise men out, but they are attached to the scene. Only Jesus was loose, so only he gets to rest by the fire in the plantation. Still, I'm glad to learn something new, and if I ever get a creche with all loose pieces, I will keep this in mind!

YAY knowledge!!
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