Saturday, December 20, 2008

What kind of person steals the Baby Jesus?

On a recent trip to NYC, I was walking down Houston Street and came upon this nativity scene. With a very key element missing.

And what had the vandals replaced our Lord and Savior with? Let's go in for the close-up:

Yep, that's a keychain. A KEYCHAIN. With no keys on it. What is the world coming to?

Happy holidays, everyone! May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white. If you're in the New England area, this Christmas is certainly going to be white. It's been snowing for over 24 hours now! And it doesn't show signs of stopping (no, I didn't bring any corn for popping).

I'm off to Colorado today (planes can fly in blizzards, right?), so posting may be sporadic for the next week or so. But I'll do my best. I know all you want for Christmas is for this blog to be regularly updated. In which case, I would recommend to aim a little higher next year.


Anonymous said...

In some cases, baby Jesus is not placed into the nativity scene until Christmas Day, so it's possible the car keys are not so much a replacement as a placeholder?

Kevin said...

I agree that it was most likely hoodlums; but the Catholic school years of my education agrees with the first comment: they don't put out the plastic doll during advent because we're awaiting the arrival of Jesus on Christmas. Also, the keychain has no keys on it -- maybe it's a nativity scene about how we're waiting for the auto bailout, or the collapse of the auto industry. Or maybe Jesus IS the auto bailout, or that he's finally going to bring us flying cars this Christmas that don't need keys. Best flying-car Christmas.