Communication from Alien Vessel: “People of Earth, inform us of the true meaning of this custom you call ‘Christmas.’”
Message Received from Earth: “Well, [static] Jesus was born in a manger, and [lots of static] so we stuff their stockings [static] give them toy animals [static] like monkeys, [static] in nativity scenes [static] from Santa Claus. Does that explain it?”
Communication from Alien Vessel: “Uh… sure. We’ll go do that, then. You guys have horrible cell service, though.”
. . . . . . . .
At least, that’s the best explanation I can think of for these.
Yes: it’s Tacky Nativity Scenes: Sock Monkey Edition.
You know, Sock Monkeys.
As Wikipedia helpfully explains, “A sock monkey is a toy made from socks fashioned in the likeness of a monkey.”
Glad we cleared that up.
Then there’s this one, which is an ornament made of clay fashioned in the likeness of a toy made from socks fashioned in the likeness of a monkey.
Or this one, which is…. Oh, I just can’t.
If you’re one of the many people who would like to celebrate Christmas with a toy made from socks fashioned in the likeness of a monkey fashioned in the likeness of the Holy Family… I forget where I was going with that.
Oh yes. I was going to say, you can order them on Etsy. Of course.
Where the seller informs us:
PLEASE NOTE–The price you pay is for the MARY & JOSEPH sock monkey….THE BABY JESUS SOCK MONKEY IS FREE, He paid the price for you, a long time ago.
Wait… what child is this?