For most of you, I’m sure you’ve either been in a nativity or you have been to watch one. It’s part of the holiday tradition. However, it’s a story that we all know, and for some, it can get a little tedious. But while some people are attempting to reinvent the wheel, others are creating a puppet nativity story.
But how can you make the story unique, bite-sized and entertaining for both children and adults? One group decided to make a puppet nativity using Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to tell the story of baby Jesus.
This delightfully fun parody was written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson. The two worked together on their puppetunes.com projects where they use puppets to tell stories to entertain and educate children.
But their puppet nativity called ‘Bethlehemian Rhapsody’ set to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is utterly genius.
It is adorable to see barnyard animals singing about the birth of baby Jesus. But set it to one of Queen’s most iconic songs and it’s too brilliant for words.
The puppets are truly adorable. The Mary and Joseph puppets really sell the story, especially when the Angel Gabriel comes to them.
They had not skimped on the number of puppets. The whole production was a felt-filled spectacular for sure.
I don’t know what brought them to this idea, but we’re glad they did. This Bethlehemian Rhapsody puppet nativity is hilarious, witty and charming.
The lyrics really manage to tell the story of the nativity in detail while keeping the flare of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
The video which was uploaded on to YouTube nine years ago was recently reshared on Facebook just 2 weeks ago and already it has been watched over 10 million times.
I bet Darla and Mark never expected their hilarious holiday show would still be entertaining audiences nearly a decade later!
Don’t forget to watch this hilarious puppet nativity to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. 🐝