With children’s school plays cancelled or moved online, we thought we wouldn’t get to see Mary and Jospeh this year.
But luckily, these pups have got together to give us a right festive treat!
A festive scene
Lyme Park, located just outside Manchester, is a mansion house and National Trust venue that puts on annual Christmas displays for visitors.
This year they’ve outdone themselves with this festive scene that features a whole host of gorgeous pups and has brought a smile to all of our faces.
The cast of dreams
The scene was set up by Lyme Park employee Ruth Coxon and pals and it features nine dogs as well as the obligatory donkey!
Amber and Digby play Mary and Joseph while nine-week-old Cavapoo Barney plays the baby Jesus.
The festive scene features a bright star over Pippa and Bella as angels (complete with tinsel crowns and fairy wings) and Henry and Brie as royal visitors (with crowns and cloaks).
The hilarious pictures show “baby Jesus” surrounded by gifts while his proud parents look on.
Thanks for the seasonal cheer!
This Christmas needs all the festive cheer it can get and we think Ruth and her canine companions have done a smashing job.
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