Sunday, December 13, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s no sin that Buffy makes multiple appearances in my Christmas nativity. After all, “She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness.” Who better to stand any the Savior’s side?

But this year, I will bring in a bunch of rookies. They won’t let me down.

For starters, of course, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and Santa.

In honor of the new Star Wars, I have two offerings. The Bantha has two roles. He will stand in for the various manger animals. Also, being a native of sandy Tatooine, he will be the perfect pack animal for the flight into Egypt. Darth Vader (M&M style) will serve as an example to Jesus. Another native of a desert, Darth was also a potential “Chosen One.” But he gave into the Sith and the Dark Side. I like to think the hard lesson of Darth Vader helped Jesus withstand the Temptation in the Desert.

Rocket Raccoon is one of two action figures I got this year. At first glance, you have to ask what on earth would connect a raccoon-looking thing with a big gun and Christmas? You’d be right, of course. But I suggest that his friendship with Groot and the other Guardians of the Galaxy is what inspired Jesus years later when he was fighting doubts at Gethsemane. If Rocket was willing to die for his friends, could Jesus do less?

Wonder Woman was the other new figure I got. She and Jesus could bond over having a god for a father. At least post-retcon, she can.

We also have Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl in honor of Simpsons Thursday. Also, when Jesus grows up, he says, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.” I have no doubt that was inspired by Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl.

Also, the past four folks would dish out the hurt if Herod attacked.

As the kings, we have Max from Where the Wild Things Are, mostly because he has a crown, although the whole idea of Max and the Wild Things becoming fast friends is a strong example of tolerance.

The Brood Queen is less tolerant. She wants to infect everyone with the Brood virus that would make them Brood. Like Vader, she is an example of what not to do.

Snoopy is the last king. Granted a skateboard is not the best mode of transportation without pavement, but we all know “it’s good to be king.” He could just demand his servants make skateable paths.

Felix the Cat atop a rock-climbing wall can play the angel. Any trouble,he’ll just reach inside his bag of tricks.

Finally, in the back is a Cadillac convertible that his co-workers gave Dad when he retired. It is a 1959, the year he started at the Department of Commerce.

And overlooking everything is Claren and her pal, Sajen.

Here are the ones from 2007,  200820092010201120122013 and 2014. These posts also have some background. And God must be amused by this because I have not been struck down yet.


Anonymous said...

Thank you. Today, I needed this. Much much love.

Megg Mueller said...

Agreed. Well played, my angel of Mattness. Well played.

Anonymous said...

Caddy not Chevy Matt

Matt Trott said...

anytime. Oh no1

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