The Perils of the Zombie Nativity
I have covered the controversial Zombie Nativity Scene of Cincinnati, Ohio, extensively in the past, over at our sister site, ZOMBIES.ORG. This site, however, gets more traffic, so I’m going to risk duplicating content for the two sites this week. I write about the Zombie Nativity Scene over at the Zombies site, and I’m going to write about it here, also. (Two original articles, though; no cutting and pasting. I don’t skimp where my articles are concerned.)
The Zombie Nativity Scene has been a force for good, raising money for charity, yet small-minded prigs more enamored with the idea of their yearly Christmas celebrations than with the true meaning of the holiday, have persecuted the owners of the exhibit since its debut four years ago. The zombies have been the target of vandals and thieves, and unjust legal finds from the city. The Zombies’ owners proved that you CAN fight City hall, though, by taking the fight to court and winning. The city backed down.
This will be the last year for the display. Owner Jasen Dixon cites lessening interest rather than harassment as the reason. I’m not sure it’s that simple. It’s sad to see the exhibit doing its swan song, but Dixon maintains this year’s attraction will be the biggest and best one yet.
Will we ever see the Zombie Nativity again? Don’t bet against it. Absence has the tendency to make the heart grow fonder and, as I noted over at our sister site, there’s no copyright on the IDEA of a Zombie Nativity Scene. I’m betting somebody, somewhere will start a new one someday. Hell, I might even do it.
You know, that might not be such a bad idea…I could tweak it a little bit. Maybe add a couple of VAMPIRE Wise Men…One of the Shepherds could be a Werewolf…the child wrapped in swaddling clothes (Which would NOT be a representative of the baby Jesus) could be a literal Mummy…
It could happen, folks.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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