inflatable holiday displays. I like beautiful nativity scenes at Christmastime. But to the person who conceived the brilliant idea of combining the two, I have two words: "Bad idea!"
Let's face it, there are numerous examples where the secular and sacred sides of Christmas have been blended. If they're subtle enough, they may not even catch our attention.
The blow-up nativity, however, leaps over that fine line for me and screams Christmas commercialism.
Look, I like peanut butter and pickles - separately. Eating the two together brings an upset stomach.
As for the owners of the above nativity - which I photographed yesterday while driving through Augusta, Maine - I'd suggest adopting the phrase "go big or go home."
If you're going to show off an inflatable nativity, let's go all the way and make a key addition to next year's display - the three wise men arriving at the stable by hot air balloon.