Definition of manger scene in English:

manger scene


North American
  • another term for nativity scene
    • ‘In public, the eyes tend toward the Christmas tree, the manger scene, the menorah.’
    • ‘Now obviously Santa doesn't fit in a traditional manger scene.’
    • ‘During celebrations people march through town playing music in front of manger scenes and carpenter shops in honor of his profession.’
    • ‘Notable manger scenes to visit include the church at Beausset in Provence which has a crèche more than 100 years old.’
    • ‘The song gives us a nice warm feeling for the holidays as we think about the manger scene.’
    • ‘Do you have a manger scene set up in your home during the Christmas season?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That might be tolerable if the monuments and manger scenes satisfied some religious duty.’
    • ‘The idea caught on and manger scenes became more elaborate and took on more cultural characteristics from Italy to France, Germany and Spain.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These manger scenes sometimes are so large they occupy a whole room of the home.’
    • ‘And then there are all those live manger scenes that became so popular in the Sixties and still survive today.’
    • ‘He robs the precious antique terra cotta figures from the manger scene, thus spreading damage to the entire community and the faithful of Fontanarosa.’
    • ‘Its overt purpose is to get people into the Christmas spirit, as they view manger scenes in your ward setting.’
    • ‘The mantle of the fireplace had a rather large manger scene that left no room for anything else.’
    • ‘Being the eve before that of Christmas, the manger scene glowed, with candles shielded from the sleet.’
    • ‘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.’