A church in Montreal is taking a more modern spin on Christmas this year, showing off its hipster charm with a holiday display that definitely isn't reminiscent of what happened in Bethlehem many Christmas nights ago.
In the most 21st-century nativity set possible, Mary is wearing an off-the-shoulder shirt and holding a Starbucks cup while her hubby, Joseph, is taking a selfie of them with the baby Jesus. A 100 percent organic cow is eating gluten-free feed while the shepherd Snapchats the whole thing. Three Wise Men arrive on Segways carrying Amazon Prime boxes instead of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The entire stable is solar-powered. Please excuse me while I jump up onto my soap box for a second because I have a few problems with this.
First, there's the obvious religious factor.
“We wanted to make it more of a conversation piece. We wanted to make it something that people could laugh at,” the set's co-creator, Corey Wright, told CTV Montreal. I totally get this -- and I applaud it -- but I would argue that there is a time and place for a nativity set like this, and that place is not inside a chapel. Maybe it's the Catholic schoolgirl in me, but there are some things that should remain sacred throughout the holiday seasons. Yes, it's hilarious, but post a display like this on Instagram or set it up in your home...not at the altar.
Can we stop making fun of millennials already?
Wow it's so hilarious to portray the modern-day nativity scene with a basic b*tch drinking Starbucks coffee and hipster dudes riding Segways. We get it. We'll never be able to afford to buy real homes because we're too busy buying avocado toast and we'll never learn to communicate with people IRL because with social media and Amazon Prime, we never need to leave our expensive apartments to begin with. Am I the only one who's sick of this joke?
If you're gonna do it, do it right.
I will not accept this until there's an angel watching over the scene in the form of Meryl Streep. That's all.