Friday, December 15, 2006

A Terminator Christmas

Several years ago, when my (step)mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her that I wanted a Nativity scene. What I had in mind was something that would remind me of my Catholic/Lutheran upbringing. You know what I mean. Something like one of these.








THIS is what I got instead. It reminds me of something out of the Terminator movies. It weighs about 10 lbs, and if it ever fell on one of the dogs, they'd be hush puppies. Nothing screams Christmas like the T3 Nativity scene.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, I would like to take this moment to thank Blogger Beta for screwing me over. Anyways, Adult in Question here. I think that pic I took turned out great. But it does frighten me. Remember when it fell behind the TV and we just left it there? Let's do that again.

captain corky said...

If that A-hole cab driver ever decides to show up at your house, just put those two things in a pillow case and start swinging.

Morning News: Cab driver beaten to death with Nativity scene!

Tod said...

They do look good in the picture all lit up. But I can see they are anything but traditional.

You left the baby Jesus behind the telly!!! I'm shocked. That reminds me of the time I hung my mums Virgin Mary by her neck from the light cord and her head came off and I stuck it back with jam so she wouldn't know.

her indoors said...

omg poor jesus! tod thats awful!

CindyDianne said...

Seriously interesting Navity there. Looks like it needs to be in someones ultra modern 90 million dollars Hollywood Hills home. Great, if that what you like!

Maybe you can put Mary and Joseph behind the TV and leave baby Jesus out?

Heidi said...

Tod just made me snicker out loud...

Your (step) mom always did have very strange ideas about gifts.

Life, or Something Like It said...

KC - Maybe we should leave them out for protection, like Corky says.

Corky - I like your way of thinking!

Tod - Here's the thing...THEY ARE NOT ALL LIT UP!!!! Really. They're some sort of silver plate, and they just shine. Always. It scares me. And jam? Tod, I'm disappointed. You should have just blamed your sister!

Cindydianne - I think you're right. They do belong in the Hollywood Hills. Know anyone there? It's a 2 piece 'set' and Baby Jesus is molded into his mothers arms. It scares me.

Heidi - I think that my mom thinks that SHE lives in Hollywood Hills. I think that it's a monstrosity. I do. I hate it. I am however, going to keep it around for protection.

dilling said...

I have some disco ball christmas ornaments I could send along and you could have the nativity at club 54 scene....wanna?

Life, or Something Like It said...

Dilling - That made me laugh! We still ahve a couple of those kicking around, too! I think that my T3 scene would fit in perfectly!

snowcrush said...

huh, I never would've guessed the terminater and Jesus had much in common;-)

Heidi said...

She is just a weird lady. Did she give you that set along with some de-bran-flaked raisins?

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

LOL! They sound more like door stops than nativity figures.

Life, or Something Like It said...

snowcrush - My Hubby has been calling it The Virginator.

Heidi - The Virginator was an actual Christmas gift. The recycled raisins were to 'help' me back when she felt I was worthy of love/affection/a helping hand. Honestly, I could write a novel about her.

whimsical - THAT is a great idea! I can't believe that I never thought of that!

mjd said...

Yes, the terminator nativity is something else. Did you see this Nativity set at Back in the Day ?

Jo said...

Hey hun just wanted to let you know I am back and sorry for not blogging lately, been very busy with stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! this was a great post! I think they look cool.

Camie

SkippyMom said...

This about made me cry laughing! Leave it to your mother...One year when we were struggling with[out] money at Christmas my Mom [who always gave us money] decided she would regift a VERY expensive Dept 56 nativity instead of money...I don't mind not getting money[serioiusly] - but to regift something I have absolutely NO USE for and don't collect...BAH - the kicker is she signed the box it came in and so every Christmas I have to look at my ex's name on the damn box and I can't sell it b/c it lost it's collectibility due to being personalized...Please don't get me started on the year she regifted a $250 Longaberger laundry basket....who in their right mind would put dirty laundry in this thing? Arghhhh...I gave up a long time ago....
So my hint to you...regift, regift, regift - but make sure it doesn't want to LIVE in VA....lol...HUGS!

fancy-face said...

MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR..GOOD HEALTH AND BE SAFE....

Gardenia said...

LOL! Terminator nativity set. Sorry, I'm still laughing too. My favorite nativity sets have been one the kids could touch, feel, set up over and over again interact with. Just don't put them in high places! We're going tree hunting tomorrow - I've NEVER done Christmas this late before, yike!~