Away In a Manger

Hello friends. Today, we’re going to do a different sort of post than normal. This is kind of going to be like a lyric photoshoot, but also more focused on the true meaning of Christmas – Christ. I had fun designing the set and costumes for this, so I hope you guys like it.

I know that some churches have a live nativity scene every year, where people dress up and act out the nativity scene. So, that’s what the Stones are doing!

(Here’s a list of songs that you can listen to while reading this post…)

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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

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“There is no room in my inn,”

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

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“You may stay in my manger, but there is no room in my inn,”

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

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And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

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And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

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And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

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And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

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10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

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12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

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16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

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19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! I wanted to do some more spiritual themed posts this year, and I think that this post is good for making people think more of the true meaning of Christmas.

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And, huge thank you to our cast! Lil Choc played Joseph, Peri was Mary, Bella and Cokie were both innkeepers, Chip and Sandy were shepherds, with Cherie, Cherry, and Candy as the animals. Cloud played Baby Jesus, and Cali was the angel. It was a lot of fun to figure out the costumes 🙂

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas day! I’ll see you tomorrow for our final 25 Days post of 2020!

P.S. Check out this really cool contest that The One Who Always Talks is hosting!

18 thoughts on “Away In a Manger

  1. Aww, this was such a cute and epic post! *a huge round of applause to the stuffed toys from the audience*
    It told the story in a fun and an unexpected way. Loved this post, btw. 😍

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy 2021 ahead!
    -Silver Stone

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  2. Such a wonderful and beautiful telling of the Christmas story everyone! And I loved all of the costumes!
    Merry Christmas and such a wonderful way to focus on the real reason of Christmas!
    *hugs
    -kaelyn and the stuffies

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