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18 Cute Things You Learn About School Nativity Plays On Twitter

Time to follow the star to Bethlehem.

1. It’s nativity season.


Abbots Langley Stats

@Abbotsstats

Sales of tea towels are up 89% at Dunelm Mill as mums panic buy their child’s nativity costumes.

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2. And roles range from the traditional…


Andrew Tomlin

@Tiger_Tom_UK

Chloe’s nativity play this morning - she’s a sheep!

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3.

susan wighton

@Lillithsusili

Emily aged 5 in great huff over Nativity play. Mother asks why? ‘Because I’m Mary, she doesn’t say ANYTHING,she just sits rocking the baby’

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4. To the less traditional.


ChanceLewis-Donnelly

@chanceymia

So proud of my little brother for getting the main part in the school nativity, although not sure when Rodney the Rat became so important

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5. There’s a strict hierarchy.


Steph

@madamestephanie

Today my kid is a CHIEF MOUSE in his nativity play. If you’re looking for me I’ll be the chief crying mother on the front row. Again.

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7. You’ve got to start small, obviously.

He's only Soldier #4 but it's a speaking role. On the way to an Equity card. #nativity

— Paul Richards (@Labourpaul)

Paul Richards

@Labourpaul

He’s only Soldier #4 but it’s a speaking role. On the way to an Equity card. #nativity

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8. Characters are still being fleshed out.

Hilarious. Son has been cast as the Bossy King in his nativity. Must get it from his big sister (& his mum!)

— Hels (@Turnthatleaf)

Hels

@Turnthatleaf

Hilarious. Son has been cast as the Bossy King in his nativity. Must get it from his big sister (& his mum!)

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9. Camel roles are highly in demand.

Five year old inconsolable that he has been cast as an angel in the school nativity. Sobs: "I just want to be a camel!"

— Peter Ross (@PeterAlanRoss)

Peter Ross

@PeterAlanRoss

Five year old inconsolable that he has been cast as an angel in the school nativity. Sobs: “I just want to be a camel!”

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10.

Children looking forward to their nativity plays today. Daughter thinks she's a camel or a 'bucket' #shesnotsure #Christmas

— Den Cawser (@dencawser)

Den Cawser

@dencawser

Children looking forward to their nativity plays today. Daughter thinks she’s a camel or a ‘bucket’ #shesnotsure #Christmas

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11.

My 10yo son wanted to be the "spitting camel that spits in people's faces" for tonight's nativity reenactment. I've never been so proud.

— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22)

Abe Yospe

@Cheeseboy22

My 10yo son wanted to be the “spitting camel that spits in people’s faces” for tonight’s nativity reenactment. I’ve never been so proud.

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12. There are some very exotic animals in the stable.

Attended 5yo's nativity play this evening. Did you know there were crabs, elephants, owls, leopards, mermaids at the birth of Jesus?

— Tracy Craig (@astrolabe_cat)

Tracy Craig

@astrolabe_cat

Attended 5yo’s nativity play this evening. Did you know there were crabs, elephants, owls, leopards, mermaids at the birth of Jesus?

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13.

Went to my children's Nativity play last night. Don't recall the duck, 2 crayfish & dalmatian in the story tho..! :) Well done #BarklyHouse!

— Jeremy Harris (@jeremyharris55)

Jeremy Harris

@jeremyharris55

Went to my children’s Nativity play last night. Don’t recall the duck, 2 crayfish & dalmatian in the story tho..! :) Well done #BarklyHouse!

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14. And some less exotic ones.

Nativity play. What are you son? I'm a duck! Oh......

— richard jackson (@jackomcfc39)

richard jackson

@jackomcfc39

Nativity play. What are you son? I’m a duck! Oh……

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15. And, naturally, there are several extra-terrestrials.

"Mummy! I know who I'm going to be in the nativity play! I'm a non-speaking alien!" *proud*

— Sarah Soyei (@Startingastory)

Sarah Soyei

@Startingastory

“Mummy! I know who I’m going to be in the nativity play! I’m a non-speaking alien!” *proud*

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16.

Big up to my little cousin Harry for being chosen to be the alien in his first nativity #mainpart #cyajoseph

— Sophie Leigh (@Sophie_Leigh27)

Sophie Leigh

@Sophie_Leigh27

Big up to my little cousin Harry for being chosen to be the alien in his first nativity #mainpart #cyajoseph

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17.

So my son is an 'alien shepherd' in the school nativity play. They really are embracing all races, religions and creeds... :)

— Marlek al-Habib (@MarlekAlexander)

Marlek al-Habib

@MarlekAlexander

So my son is an ‘alien shepherd’ in the school nativity play. They really are embracing all races, religions and creeds… :)

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18. But no lobsters, unfortunately.

 

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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