Hipster Nativity Sets Land On Christmas Wish Lists
O Hipster Night
November 23rd, 2016 – Once you’ve finished your Thanksgiving dinner, dessert and arguments, you can start decorating for Christmas. And thanks to the people at Modern Nativity, your decorating can now include a modern spin on the classic nativity set: Hipster Nativity.
You won’t need to rely on old tactics (like rearranging the sheep to do something inappropriate to Mary) to upset your grandmother this year. You can now set up Hipster Nativity, which reimagines what the scene would have looked like taking place in 2016.
“A lot has changed in the last 2,000 years,” the online site states. “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 (sp?) are, this is the Nativity set for you.”
The $129.99 set includes Joseph in a denim shirt and man bun, Mary holding a cup of to-go coffee while perfecting the duck face, and little baby Jesus as the center of a soon-to-be posted selfie.
The Three Wise Men have traded in their camels for segways and are delivering Amazon Prime packages to the solar-powered stable while wearing glasses, scarves and bowties.
Taking in the biblical story is a man snapping photos on his iPhone as a cow munches on gluten-free feed.
Casey Wright, the company’s co-founder said the idea came up at a happy hour with friends. They began to share the idea with other people and the nuances of the product started taking shape.
“After a few beers, we started joking about how religions would be different if their sacred texts were set in modern times. From there, it quickly snowballed into what the nativity would look like in 2016,” Wright told The Daily News.
The Hipster Nativity set has garnered mixed reviews. Wright told Mashable that people have responded with passionate responses from both sides of inn.
“We have quickly found out that this product is very polarizing,” he said. “It’s usually, ‘This is hilarious, I need one,’ or ‘This is sacrilegious, I hope you burn in hell,’ and almost nothing in between those two extremes.”
Despite the varying responses, the team is currently selling about 500 sets a day.