My Mom would painstakingly set up her nativity sets, even going as far as to delay bringing in the little baby Jesus or wise men until the big day. We had multiple sets around the homestead, each invoking reverence and reflection upon the deeper meaning of such a sacred time.
I think all of this might have been lost on me.
I say, why not crush the typical crèche by adding some new characters to the mix?
How about some Jawas and R2D2 instead of those overdone Wise Men?
Mary seems to have taken to sweet little R2, but don't let him distract you, Mary! I think that Jawa on the right is stealing some gold, or some frankincense even (you know what that shit goes for on the black market?) Get yourself back to Tatooine, you little scavenger!
If Star Wars isn't your bag, how about adding some old skool dinosaurs and get right into some of those creationism debates?
Oh god... WAIT... is that T-Rex eating the baby Jesus?
EVEN I KNOW THAT'S NOT RIGHT.
OK, so maybe skip the T-Rex but still, it's definitely a great way to liven up the ol' Nativity, don'tcha think?
(I'm going to hell, aren't I?)