Definition of manger scene in English:

manger scene

noun

North American
  • another term for nativity scene
    • ‘Being the eve before that of Christmas, the manger scene glowed, with candles shielded from the sleet.’
    • ‘Its overt purpose is to get people into the Christmas spirit, as they view manger scenes in your ward setting.’
    • ‘That might be tolerable if the monuments and manger scenes satisfied some religious duty.’
    • ‘The scene of the Nativity is usually depicted as a cave or a simple wooden structure, but some manger scenes are set in churches or homes instead.’
    • ‘The song gives us a nice warm feeling for the holidays as we think about the manger scene.’
    • ‘In public, the eyes tend toward the Christmas tree, the manger scene, the menorah.’
    • ‘He robs the precious antique terra cotta figures from the manger scene, thus spreading damage to the entire community and the faithful of Fontanarosa.’
    • ‘During celebrations people march through town playing music in front of manger scenes and carpenter shops in honor of his profession.’
    • ‘The mantle of the fireplace had a rather large manger scene that left no room for anything else.’
    • ‘Do you have a manger scene set up in your home during the Christmas season?’
    • ‘These manger scenes sometimes are so large they occupy a whole room of the home.’
    • ‘The manger scene began to take shape during the last week of Advent, when we cut fragrant pine branches and spread them on the hall table, then placed figurines of oxen and cows in the center.’
    • ‘And then there are all those live manger scenes that became so popular in the Sixties and still survive today.’
    • ‘The idea caught on and manger scenes became more elaborate and took on more cultural characteristics from Italy to France, Germany and Spain.’
    • ‘Notable manger scenes to visit include the church at Beausset in Provence which has a crèche more than 100 years old.’
    • ‘Now obviously Santa doesn't fit in a traditional manger scene.’
    • ‘Anyone - especially children - who would like to help set up the manger scene under the tree should arrive at Burley Grange at 11.30 am.’
    • ‘One of our family's favorite traditions is creating the manger scene, placed every year atop my Grandmother's old Singer sewing machine cabinet in the entryway.’