Three wise men with gifts they purchased on Amazon, while riding Segways. Mary and Joseph posing for a selfie. A distracted shepherd looking at an iPad while organic-labeled animals eat glutten-free feed. While it’s a pretty irreverent take on nativity scene decorations, whether the creators of the “Hipster Nativity Set” were intending to or not, the concept offers interesting commentary about the intersections of modern millennial culture with the ancient holiday.
In a world where non-ironic plastic nativities scenes can be purchased at Wal-Mart, a cynical one like this (it costs $129!) which centers on an obsession with consumerism isn’t as ironic as the creators may have intended to be.