This 'hipster nativity' set is selling fast, but not without controversy

Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 21:02:40-05

DENVER -- Reimagining the birth of Christ into modernity might not be as tough a sell as you'd imagine to be, especially when you include segways, selfies and bearded men. 

The modern take on Christmas is the creation on San Diego-based Modern Nativity.

The set features the three wise men on segways, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and carrying their gifts to baby Jesus in the form of Amazon Prime packages. 

It also features a bun-sporting Joseph and a latte-drinking Mary wearing what appears to be yoga pants and Uggs, taking a selfie with the newborn. 

The set (which also has a solar-powered roof and an organically-reared cow) has, of course, drawn sharp criticism from some people, who call it blasphemous. 

"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," Modern Nativity founder Casey Wright told the Guardian

The company claims they are selling 500 sets a day, according to ABC affiliate station KABC-TV


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