The holiday season is upon us (woo!) and we’re definitely feeling the festive vibe. That’s why we’re getting our on-point decorations ready, and while we’ve seen the minimalist nativity scene and a white elephant nativity, this year, we’re all about the hipster nativity set. Here’s what “the birth of Jesus would look like in the age of iPhones and man buns.”
Modern Nativity asks us to “imagine the nativity in 2016.” And what do we get if we do? “A lot has changed in the last 2,000 years. For starters, I don’t even think they had iPhones back then, which explains why Joseph didn’t add the birth of Jesus to his Snapchat story. If you love Amazon Prime, and have no idea what frankincense and myrrh are, this is the Nativity set for you.”
Each 7-inch poly-resin figurine is hand-painted and, really, you have to love that the 100% organic cow is eating gluten-free feed. Or how about the fact that the wisemen are bringing gifts from Amazon? And we’re totally into Mary’s Starbucks and duckface.
At $130, the hipster nativity set isn’t cheap, but it may totally be worth it for those who like to nab the funkiest finds before they’re mainstream cool.
Granted, reactions to this modern interpretation have been extreme, one way or another, with founder Casey Wright telling Mashable, “We have quickly found out that this product is very polarizing. It’s usually, ‘This is hilarious, I need one,’ or ‘This is sacrilegious, I hope you burn in hell,’ and almost nothing in between.”
Though it looks like the lovers are outweighing the haters, at least, according to sales. “The product site was officially published six days ago and we’re currently selling roughly 500 sets a day.” So if you want your own hipster nativity set, you may want to snap one up now or else, you’ll need a miracle.
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