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Christmas tableaux

Be a little different
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During December, many householders display- along with other decorations- a "nativity" scene. These are, unsurprisingly, formulaic and predictable, and snow is usually depicteded.

Why not be different this year?

Now available from BorgCo, a selection of beautifully designed and crafted winter scenes, complete with lifelike* figures of humans and animals, which will be a talking point at any festive get-together.

Choose from:

Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow
Flanders, 1914

Others are in development.

The deluxe version includes a genuine mechanical musical box that plays a tune appropriate to the event portrayed.

*Or in most cases, deathlike.

8th of 7, Dec 03 2017

Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow: An infographic. https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/posters
Edward Tufte describes Minard's infographic of Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812 as "probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn" [zen_tom, Dec 04 2017]


       Which one of those has the sausage roll in the manger?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 03 2017

       That would be the one where the music box plays Greggorian Chant. ..
8th of 7, Dec 03 2017

       A Siberian gulag makes a lovely festive scene to decorate the inside of your fridge's ice box. +
xenzag, Dec 03 2017

       Ah, another sale. Excellent. We accept all major credit cards.
8th of 7, Dec 03 2017

       // sausage roll in the manger? //   

       Oh, wait, it might be Pret-a-manger ... do they do sausage rolls ?
8th of 7, Dec 03 2017

       Washing their socks by night, presumably ...
8th of 7, Dec 04 2017

       There would also be a group of men with behavioural and developmental disorders caused by trisomy of the male sex chromosome - the 3-Ys men.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 04 2017

       Perhaps a movie scene from 'The Thing' or 'The Shining' might be particularly festive, or something of Stalag Luft 3? Ooh, I know... the Day After Tomorrow...
RayfordSteele, Dec 04 2017

       Oh no, not that. Please, please, not that ... if you tried to make a Day After Tomorrow tableau, everything you built would just fall straight through the plot holes ...   

       Why not just make a sub-zero version of U-571, and watch it sink without trace ?
8th of 7, Dec 04 2017


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