nativity scene

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A wooden nativity scene in Germany



nativity scene (plural nativity scenes)

  1. (Christianity) A depiction—which may be pictorial, dramatic, or by means of figurines—of the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger, as described in the New Testament account.
    Synonym: crèche
    • 2023 December 27, David Turner, “Silent lines...”, in RAIL, number 999, page 29:
      In 1958, it was reported that for "the fourth year in succession, staff of four South London stations have combined to decorate the booking hall at Peckham Rye station". They installed a nativity scene, models of Father Christmas, and a sleigh driven by huskies, and Christmas trees were placed around the station.



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