Hands down this is the best nativity scene we’ve ever laid eyes on.
Clustered in the front window of Sale Appliances in Southend you will find a traditional Christmas display featuring Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and the three kings – all beautifully played out by vacuum cleaners.
Henry Vacuum Cleaners to be precise.
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, / The little Lord Henry lay down His sweet head
Lucy Sale told Huffington Post UK: “My dad and brother came up with it, they wanted to do a Christmas nativity and as we had a Henry and a Hettie hoover we decided they could be Joseph and Mary. The Henry in the manager is actually a teddy bear … and the rest just followed.”
Sale tells us the shop has already made plans for new displays for New Year and Valentines’ day, so watch this space…