Parents spend £150 on nativity costumes

275x250.jpgUltra competitive parents are spending up to £150 to make sure their child is the star of the annual school nativity play, it has been claimed.

Where once tattered tea towels and tinsel made a suitable costume, parents are now said to be employing personal shoppers to ensure their child is 'Manger Chic'.

A high-street store says parents are buying new bridesmaid dresses for angels, fleeced duffle coats for donkeys and jewelled turbans for the wise men.

They claim that opting for a 'designer' nativity costume can easily take the cost from a couple of quid, to £50. In some cases they have seen parents are shelling out up to £150.

And the odd news continues with findings that kids with the most minor parts, such as a sheep, get the most expensive costume… fur throw anyone?
Ed Watson of Debenhams said: "They feel they have to compensate for their child’s minor role by putting on a much greater display of Manger Chic to win attention.

"The amount of money that some parents want to spend on their child’s Nativity Play appearance would enable Baby Jesus to leave the stable and check into a five star hotel.

"It’s silly and we’re doing all that we can to persuade competitive parents to change their minds it is the season of good will after all.

"Their sons and daughters will still look wonderful wearing a pair of pyjamas and a sheet rather than the latest dress or coat straight from the high fashion cat walk."

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