A full-color Nativity scene often uses brown for the manger, white, off-white, or no clothing for the baby Jesus, usually a light blue robe for Mary, and brown or other dark-colored cloth for Joseph. This varies from cou... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Outdoor Nativity Store, a retailer based in California with an extensive website, has a dedicated category for silhouette-style nativity scenes. Some are very basic and only include a few pieces, while others feature sup... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

A variety of retailers sell nativity scene patterns, including Amazon, Doc Holidays and Doug's Woodcrafts & Patterns. The availability of pattern designs and product prices vary by the retailer. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas
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The basic props for a church or school Nativity play include a stable, a manger, bales of hay, a Star of Bethlehem, gifts from the Wise Men and staffs for the shepherds. Animal and Baby Jesus props may be necessary if ac... More » Art & Literature Literature Plays

Christmas dinner prayers, or graces, can include the story of the birth of Jesus, praise to God and Mary, Christmas songs and thanks to God for family and friends. There is no one official Christian Christmas grace. An e... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Joseph of Nazareth was the husband of Mary and the earthly father to Jesus. According to the Christian Bible, Joseph was born around the year 100 B.C. and died in 1 A.D. All of the information that is known about Joseph ... More » World View Religion The Bible

Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth before Jesus was born. According to the Gospel of Luke, they traveled to Bethlehem when Mary was pregnant with Jesus because of a census that required Joseph's presence in the city. More » World View Religion Christianity