Is this not the craziest shit you've ever seen? I was taking the dogs for a ride the other day when I passed this bizarre tableau. Mary and Joseph with a pumpkin head in the manger? WTF? I had to turn around and go back for a closer look. I stopped the car to get a photo because I knew no one would believe what I was seeing. It was even worse than I first thought... pumpkins, ghosts, a skeleton, lawn gnomes and of course Mary, Joseph and Baby Pumpkin Head. The gnomes and manger figurines have been displayed year around for several years, but now Baby Jesus was replaced by a pumpkin, with ghosts and skeleton as new additions.
As I looked closer I saw that Baby Jesus was still in the manger after all, and the Virgin Mary hadn't actually given birth to pumpkin. For some reason the elderly people living there thought having an evil pumpkin head devour Baby J added a festive twist to their display.
Happy Halloween, Baby J!