We never had a nativity scene when I was a child. In fact I can't remember anyone at the moment who had one. Maybe I just didn't notice it.
I never contemplated having one of my own. With my crazy cats I would probably have to put it behind glass. Greebo loves to knock down stuff to get my attention and it was annoying enough that I had to pick up Steiff rabbits and puppets almost every day before they went behind glass. I won't even try to think about what Ponder could do. Probably all figurines would have to be screwed down to avoid them being kidnapped.
Then I found the page whyismarko and a list of the worst and weirdest nativity scenes. Now I'm determined to make my own next year. Maybe we should even have a competition! ;-) Or maybe you already have something to share? I'd love to see it! I'm quite partial to the mashed potato one ...
Let's end this post with an all time favorite of mine. Have fun!