Out Goes the Traditional Nativity

It’s out with the old and in with the new for School Nativities across the nation this year. With one in three schools hosting a traditional nativity play nowadays many of the adapted performances have been called Winter Celebrations or End of Year Concerts in an attempt to stray away from the traditional Nativity scene while at the same time honouring its memory by replacing the name.

nativity-300x187A more ‘updated’ nativity is now often in place in schools, featuring modernised stars such as drunk spacemen, Elvis, fairies, footballers and even modernised issues such as recycling and global warming. Other nativities host ‘Apprentice Style’ Christmases with ‘Lord Christmas’ playing the lead role instead of Father Christmas.

Although this is a modern take on the traditional Nativity and may have been done to increase inclusion for those not celebrating Christmas as a Christian holiday – or those celebrating other Winter holidays such as Hanukkah and Diwali – many parents are against this new trend of an updated Christmas Nativity, instead preferring to teach their children the story of Christ at home.

However you choose to celebrate Christmas, what it boils down to is celebrating the spirit of goodwill among mankind and being grateful for the gifts you have and the family you can share it with. We at Redbox Teachers hope you have a fantastic time, whatever you celebrate, and Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.

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