These Cats Disrupting Nativity Scenes Will Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

One of the best parts about the holiday season is decorating around the house. That means trees, wreaths, bobbles, lights, and, of course, a nativity scene that has most likely been in the family for years.

If you own a cat, then you know that decorating is no easy task. Especially when your kitty enjoys the spotlight and doesn’t appreciate when other things get in the way of that. Wise men, look out because these cats are coming to crash your big scene.

This Cat Has Claimed The Manger As Their Bed

This Cat Has Claimed The Manger As Their Bed
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Jenna Lehman/Pinterest

There’s something to be said about going after what you want. And what if what you want happens to be the manger that baby Jesus was born in? Why not! This cat obviously has claimed the sacred area of the nativity scene as their own, as cats do.

And if we can direct your eyes to the bottom right-hand corner, you can see that our cat friend has even gone through the trouble of kicking out and knocking over baby Jesus. This kitty must be getting coal for Christmas.

This Cat Is Summoning Demons To The Scene

This Cat Is Summoning Demons From The Scene
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Sally Winstead Williams/Pinterest

Does anyone else think that this cat is using the nativity scene to summon evil spirits? And that the feline is very upset that they were disturbed in their quest for demons? Honestly, it’s the Christmas lights! They’re shinning in such a way that makes it look like the orange cat is in the middle of a secret ritual.

The manger probably looks very pretty when the cat doesn’t take center stage. Just don’t look her in the eye and all will be okay!

Day Six, They Still Don’t Know I’m A Cat

Day Six, They Still Don't Know I'm A Cat
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Delaprat Viviane/Pinterest

Considering that cats used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt, it’s not all too surprising that they would try to be idolized again. Too bad that the kitty looks more like one of the donkey statues and not exactly like a meow-siah.

But let’s all take a moment and notice how the cat managed to sit right in the middle of everything. We’re honestly surprised the feline didn’t go sit on top of the bale of hay!

This Cat Needed Some Attention

This Cat Needed Some Attention
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Nella/Pinterest

Apparently, being one with the donkeys was not enough for this cat. They wanted the full-on praise of the other statues. It looks like someone wasn’t getting enough attention and wanted to be front and center this holiday season.

There is just one thing though, where did the baby Jesus statue that was sitting on the hay bale go? Our guess is that the cat swatted it to the back of the manger, not wanting to share the spotlight.

Cat + Crate = Disrupted Nativity Scene

Cat + Crate = Disrupted Nativity Scene
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Cheezburger/Pinterest

Can we agree that it is totally the human’s fault for using a crate as baby Jesus’ cradle? We get it, that’s most likely what they really used, but if you have a cat you should know that box-type objects are theirs by right.

These people were just asking to have their nativity scene disrupted by the orange kitty. And there’s a blanket too, so there was zero chance that this cat was not going into the crate.

When You’re Scared Of The Baby Statue

When You're Scared Of The Baby Statue
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CUTESYPOOH.com/Pinterest

All of the statues’ eyes are screaming “just. act. cool.” Well, at least the cats are. He’s probably freaking out, thinking there’s been a new baby added to the family.

News flash, kitty, the baby is fake — there’s no need to freak out. Still, we can’t help but admire this disrupted nativity scene. Even though the cat looks horrified, he does kind of look like he’s part of everything.

The House That Cat Built

The House That Cat Built
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Jenna Lehman/Pinterest

Can’t you hear this cat saying “human, this is now my personal house. Don’t you see all of these people bowing to me?” Sorry, baby Jesus, it looks like you have to go find a cradle elsewhere because this cat looks way too comfortable in the manger.

Speaking of, where are all of the figurines that are supposed to be set up in the manger? Our guess is either on the floor underneath the table or the cat is laying on them.

Taking A Nap On A Thin Layer Of Hay, Just Because

Taking A Nap On A Thin Layer Of Hay Just Because
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Thomas Hammond/Pinterest

The good news is that this cat had the decency not to knock over any of the delicate nativity scene figurines. Or sit on them, for that matter. And we’re sorry, there is no way that a thin layer of hay is comfortable to sleep on.

We know your human has a cat bed for you somewhere, not to mention a couch and their bed. But, no, you have to go and sit front and center in the foreground of the nativity scene.

If He Fits He Sits

If He Fits He Sits
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sonoGattivocstri/Pinterest

Just because there is a basket doesn’t mean you need to sleep in it, sir cat. Well, according to cat law, maybe he does. That doesn’t mean he has to smoother baby Jesus while napping, though!

Honestly, there is zero chance that this cat cares that it’s suffocating the baby. Also, that cat definitely knew what it was doing with both of those figurines praising his sleeping form. If that’s not a cry for attention we’re not sure what is!

This Cat Wasn’t Done With Halloween

This Cat Wasn't Done With Halloween
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Cheezburger/Pinterest

Unfortunately for the owners of this nativity scene, it seems as though their demonic cat took over for baby Jesus. We say demonic because of the freaky lighting going on. Also, how is this done so perfectly that the cat looks beyond menacing?

And is no one curious as to where the baby Jesus figurine ran off to? Perhaps in the cat’s belly? Well, at least the cat has summoned some skeletal-looking sheep to complete the scene.

Looks Like Someone Is About To Get Bitten

Looks Like Someone Is About To Get Bitten
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Monika/Pinterest

This is pretty much the look you get right before a cat is about to bite you. So, we hate to say it, but someone in this nativity scene is about to get a nice chunk taken out of them by this cat.

He is obviously not amused that this scene is taking up valuable counter space. Don’t the humans know that this space was not an approved surface to put non-cat objects? They will learn soon enough.

When You Thought You We’re Fluffy But You’re Actually Fat

When You Thought You We're Fluffy But You're Actually Fat
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Linda Doggett/Pinterest

Cats are usually pretty good about fitting into tight spots. Boxes, jars, narrow doggie doors, you name it and a cat can probably wiggly their way into the small opening. Well, most cats, anyway. No offense to this one that is clearly enjoying their holiday cookies.

Our friend here seems to be stumped by the nativity scene’s manger. Considering it’s an open manger, we’re not sure what is so confusing. Maybe this kitty really is fat and not fluffy?

Level Of Christmas Spirit: Grinch

Level Of Christmas Spirit: Grinch
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Jean Quintana/Pinterest

We’re not saying that this cat is mean spirited, just that they have the Christmas spirit level equivalent to the Grinch. Before his heart grows three sizes, of course. Why else would they be lying on top of the manger looking as though they’re about to tear its foundation down?

Are we the only ones that see the little dip in the roof that the cat is resting their paws on? His face literally screams “if you don’t put this away right now I will lean on it until it snaps in half.”

To Push The Door Or To Pull The Door That Is The Question

To Push The Door Or To Pull The Door That Is The Question
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Imi Lewis/Pinterest

This is the expression of someone who isn’t sure if they should push or pull on the door. The thing is, cat, you managed to get into the nativity scene yourself, so you should be able to get yourself out. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

We also ask that the cat’s humans make them stop staring at the doors so intensely. His eyes look like their wishing for the door to blow up into a million pieces so he can get out. Anyone want to tell him that he’s a cat and that cats can jump?

Introducing The New Star Of The Holiday Pageant

Introducing the New Star Of The Holiday Pageant
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creger_sure/Grand Mom/Pinterest

We think it’s safe to say that baby Jesus has been evicted from his cradle for the duration of this holiday season. Unless there is someone brave enough to pick the cat up out of the hay, then there’s a new baby Jesus for the holiday pageant.

Let’s look on the bright side — at least the baby wasn’t real. Because the cat would have found a way to push a real baby over if it was able to get a doll to move.

Right Before The Pounce

Right Before The Pounce
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Mary Jo Roberts/Pinterest

And this was the last time anyone saw any of the nativity scene figurines in one piece. The humans have no one to blame but themselves, though. Just by looking at the cat, they should have known that it was getting ready to pounce on everything.

The kitty didn’t permit them to put the scene on display. Therefore, in the cat’s mind, it must be destroyed. Hopefully, the nativity set wasn’t a family heirloom or anything!

If The Humans Don’t Put It Away, Eat It

cat-chewing
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Liz/Pinterest

There’s nothing better than some good old hay straw to sharpen one’s teeth. Here’s to hoping this cat doesn’t accidentally stab himself in the back of the throat with one of those hay strands. That wouldn’t feel too great.

That being said, is their human at all worried that the cat is eating hay off of the roof of the manger? Well, hopefully, the cat gets sick of the straw before the holidays roll around. Nothing like a half-eaten manger on display during parties!

Well, These Figurines Just Won’t Do In The Cat’s Territory

Well, These Figurines Just Won't Do In The Cat's Territory
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Mary Thompson/Pinterest

We’ll bet a nice chunk of change that about three to five seconds after this picture was taken, each of those figurines was in a few pieces on the floor. But don’t worry, the cat will definitely look at their human as if they have no idea how everything wound up on the floor.

Then again, the nativity set shouldn’t be in front of the window. That’s definitely where the cat sits to judge everyone walking past the house. He’s just reclaiming his territory!

When The Figurines Didn’t Get The Memo That The Manger Is Yours

When The Figurines Didn't Get The Memo That The Manger Is Yours
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Cherie Ann/Pinterest

It looks as though this cat was not going to share the manger with anyone, not even figurines. He actually did one of the most cat-like things, he swatted every single one of them over except two out of the three wise men.

Nope, the two that are still standing get to watch as the cat takes over the manger. And, as most of the cats taking over nativity scenes, he is sitting squarely on top of baby Jesus.

This Cat Just Wants To Be One With The Scene

This Cat Just Wants To Be One With The Scene
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Carla Neeley/Pinterest

Let’s give credit where credit’s due, at least this cat didn’t knock anything over or sit on baby Jesus as some of his fellow felines decided to do. No, this kitty is making it pretty clear that he just wants to be part of the holiday festivities.

If that means sitting upright as still as one of the nativity scene statues, then that’s what’s going to happen! ‘Tis the season for this cat to change his attitude!

Tight Squeeze

Cat in a small nativity scene
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Pinterest

This cat thought it had found a nice little place to lay its head, only to realize that there were a bunch of figurines preventing it from its afternoon nap. At the moment it’s looking like it’s contemplating what to do next.

Does it knock them out of the way, chew them up, or simply find somewhere else to lounge? Surely, this by far must have been the most stressful part of this poor cat’s day.

What Cat?

Cat hidden in nativity scene
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Pinterst/eitibashi

Without a doubt, this cat knew that its owners most likely wouldn’t be happy to see it lounging around in their beloved nativity scene. So, it strategically chose a spot where it knows most people might pass by without even knowing that it’s there.

This cat is even smart enough to keep its eyes semi-closed as to not get itself away. It must have taken a few years of trial and error in order to devise the perfect plan.

Even The Cat Came To Worship!

Cat next to nativity scene
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Pinterest

When all of the animals in the area and the Three Wise men came to welcome the birth of baby Jesus, it appeared this cat got the message too and decided to join in.

Because it’s so much bigger than all of the other stable animals, we’re surprised that it wasn’t mentioned in the Christmas story. However, it doesn’t look like the cat is all too thrilled to be there, most likely because that’s where it’s used to putting its paws up/

Just Like A Bug

Cat laying on lights
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Pinterest

Considering that it doesn’t look the exact level of comfort most cats require in order to lie down, we’re going to assume that this cat was attracted to the lights.

Like a bug, this feline couldn’t resist getting as close as possible to the brightness of the lights and even went to the point to lay on them. Luckily, for this cat, this decision didn’t result in its demise. Hopefully, it doesn’t chew on the chord!

Didn’t Like What It Found Inside

Scared cat in a nativity scene
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Pinterest

It looks like this cat decided to take a peep inside the nativity scene to see what was going on and did not like what it saw. That is the look of sheer horror as if it had just fallen into the bathtub!

At least now it knows not to go creeping around the nativity scene anymore since it clearly learned its lesson. We wonder what scared it the most. The tiny people, animals, or the baby?

Mistaken For A Mouse

Cat playing with nativity scene
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Pinterest/Liz

It appears as though this kitty mistook all of the hay and fluffy aspects of this nativity scene as one giant play bin. We don’t blame it either, that white thing it’s staring down so intently certainly looks like a mouse to us!

We hope this wasn’t its owner’s new nativity set, because we’re willing to guess it doesn’t look the same as when they first opened it. Looks like it’s a good day to be this cat though!

Making Sure Everything’s Just Right

Cat sitting on roof of manger
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Pinterest/Bored Panda

While most cats might try to lay inside of the manger or even destroy all of the figurines inside of it, that doesn’t seem to be the case for this cat.

Instead, it decided to perch itself on the roof where it looks like its making sure no harm comes to the nativity scene. maybe it’s the dog that’s the problem and the cat took it upon itself to make sure it doesn’t get anywhere near it.

Making New Friends

Cat grooming itself
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Pinterest

All this cat saw when it decided to lay down under the manger was a group of new friends. besides putting its paw on baby Jesus’ face, it seems like it’s being awfully gentle, even embracing Mary in a sort of hug.

Looks like it thought this was a nice place to groom itself too, and looks happy to do it as well. We think its owner might have a difficult time getting this cat out of its new favorite spot.

Act Natural

Cat hiding behind figurines
Reddit/LolaKeto
Reddit/LolaKeto

by the looks of it, this cat might have just got itself into some trouble and needed a quick place to hide. They decided that squeezing in behind a few nativity figures might just do the trick. It sure worked in the movie Home Alone!

As long as they don’t move a muscle, their owner will be looking for them for hours and this will likely be the last place that they check. Smart move, cat!

Blends Right In

White cat in white nativity scene
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Pinterest

Because this cat is mostly white like snow and the rest of the nativity figurines, it might just assume that this is where it belongs. But then again, we think it’s most likely there because it thinks that the fake snow is comfortable to sit on.

That cat better be careful, because one wrong move can send all of those porcelain figure crashing to the ground. Nevertheless, it looks like it’s planning to do that anyway.

What’s in Here?

Cat looking inside nativity scene
Twitter/Daisyphobia
Twitter/Daisyphobia

Do we dare ask what’s going on here? Half of the cat’s body is inside of this structure, and the caption was, “my cat managed to kill my grandma’s baby Jesus.”That’s not very nice of this kitty.

We’re not sure if he or she deserves some type of punishment, but it is kind of funny. The cat looks like its searching for a lost treasure from thousands of years ago containing the best catnip there is.

Ah, This Is Nice

cat in beautiful nativity scene
Twitter/Demon Knight
Twitter/Demon Knight

This cat appears to have found it’s very own piece of heaven. It literally looks like its personal Garden Of Eden with the luscious grass, bright colors, and all the angelic figures gathering around it.

It even comes with a window view which doesn’t get any better than that! Knowing cats, it probably thinks that it’s the star of the show here and is the Second Coming itself. Good luck getting this cat out of here!

The Cat Is No Longer Welcome At Grandma’s

Cat snuggled in manger
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Pinterest

Do we dare ask what’s going on here? Half of the cat’s body is inside of this structure, and the caption was, “my cat managed to kill my grandma’s baby Jesus.”That’s not very nice of this kitty.

We’re not sure if he or she deserves some type of punishment, but it is kind of funny. The cat looks like its searching for a lost treasure from thousands of years ago containing the best catnip there is.

Better Vantage Point

Cat looking out the window
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This cat doesn’t seem to be interested in the nativity scene at all, instead, it’s making the best of it and using it to look out of the window. We all know how much cats like to be in high places and look out windows so it’s a win-win for this furry guy.

We like to imagine that it’s listening to its favorite Christmas playlist as it stares out the window, contemplating life. It sure looks majestic!

The Cat And The Camel

Cat looking at camel sculpture
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Instagram/tattoothecat_co

Cat, please meet the camel. Camel, this is the cat. We hope these two became acquainted in a friendly manner, and no one didn’t get hurt. The kitty has a fascinating look going on as well, so things might’ve got interesting.

The camel isn’t here to harm anyone, and that’s for sure. If nothing happened by the end of the day, then this was a sensational interaction. The cat just messed up the ambiance a bit, that’s all.

Slick As A Cat

Cat looking at a Christmas tree
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Although we have to mention that the cat is hardly noticeable behind that nativity scene, the truly concerning thing about this photo is how that cat is looking at the Christmas tree. We all know that cats and Christmas trees aren’t the best mix, considering it looks like one giant toy in a cat’s eye.

We wonder if it’s plotting something for later or if it plans on jumping from the mantle onto the true. A bold move, but we respect it.

It Wasn’t Me

Cat under Christmas tree
Pinterest/Brenda Wentford
Pinterest/Brenda Wentford

This cat has the best of both world’s at the moment. Not only does it get to be underneath the Christmas tree, which most cats tend to love, but it also looks like it had a great time destroying the nativity scene.

Those little figurines didn’t stand a chance against this kitten. However, by the look on its face, you can tell it knows that it did something wrong and is waiting to suffer the consequences.

So Much Focus

Cat underneath manger
Flickr/Taking5
Flickr/Taking5

There seems to be a lot going on in this picture. This cat looks like she’s focused on the prize, whatever that might be. There’s also an object on top of the building that looks like it could fall over at any moment.

It must be some hay inside that plastic bin that looks ready to tip as soon as the cat makes her first move on her prey. If you can figure out what she’s preying on, let us know.

I’ve Been Trapped

Cat behind nativity gate
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Imgur/hadapurpura

This cat looks like it’s instantly regretting its decision to hope into the nativity scene. Even though it can most likely jump out with ease, it looks like it’s become overwhelmed with everything going on around it, and is now paralyzed with fear.

Most likely, it’s going to sit like that with its confused look until its owner comes by and picks it up and puts it back where it belongs. A valuable lesson learned, kitty.

I’m More Important Than All This

Cat laying on nativity scene
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Instagram/yozunevest/

The look on this cat’s face says it all. “This is my land now, take it or leave it.” If you’re a cat owner, then you should know not to mess with a cat, and their territory, even the nicest of felines can get testy. Honestly, this cat adds some zest to the Nativity.

In some ways, she blends in a bit as well. As long as she doesn’t swing her tail to rapidly, then things should be okay.