Obama Nativity Figurines Gaining Popularity in Italy


Barack Obama’s popularity is reaching biblical proportions as handmade figurines of the President-elect and his wife Michelle are finding their way into Christmas nativity scenes in Italy.

The production of nativity figurines is a tradition in the southern city of Naples and in recent years the addition of celebrity figures to the holy gathering has become a fun part of that tradition.

While this year’s choice of manger additions includes U.S. Presidential election candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain as well as French President Nicolas Sarcozy his wife Carla Bruni and the Pope, Italian craftsman Genny Di Virgilio admits, “the ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America’s new president, along with his wife Michelle.”

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS