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The Best Christmas Cribs – Guide

Christmas cribs are a beautiful decoration during the Christmas season and create a Christmas atmosphere with appealing sound functions and figures. Meanwhile, however, there are numerous variants in different sizes and shapes. It is easy to lose track of them all.

We have therefore compiled a checklist for you that covers all the important information. With the help of our product recommendations, you will surely soon find the right Christmas crib for you.

Checklist For Christmas Cribs

  • The size is an important selection criterion, after all, the crib should also be able to be presented attractively.
  • Nativity scenes with many elements or comparatively large figures take up more space.
  • Therefore, think with your child in advance, where you want to put the crib. On a table? On the windowsill? Under the Christmas tree?
  • The more elements the nativity scene has, the more there is for children to discover and the more detailed the Christmas story can be acted out.
  • The most important nativity figures include baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd with his sheep, the three wise men Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, as well as an ox, donkey and camel. The Star of Bethlehem is also included in many Nativity sets.
  • In addition, depending on the set, there may be other figures and elements, such as the Annunciation Angel or an elephant traveling with the Wise Men from the East.
  • Often it is very practical to choose an already complete Nativity set, in which all the elements are already included. In addition, there is also the possibility of selecting all the figures and other components individually and thus assemble the crib itself modular according to personal preferences.
  • Christmas cribs are of course extremely decorative, but should also be playable for children to retell the Christmas story themselves. This means, above all, that figures and decorations should be able to be moved and rearranged.
  • It’s great if the crib can be built up gradually as Christmas approaches, so that new elements are added every day until the baby Jesus lies in his manger in the stable on Christmas Eve.
  • This is not possible with so-called block cribs . Here everything is made from a block, so all elements are “fixed” and cannot be arranged individually. Practical, however, for all those who want to save the construction year after year.
  • Nativity scenes with built-in additional functions, such as a sound function that allows you to play Christmas carols, are even more interesting. Other nativity scenes have built-in atmospheric lighting effects.
  • There are even nativity scenes that come with a CD on which the Christmas story is retold in a way that is suitable for children. You can listen to it together with your children while you are setting up the crib.

We have compiled the best and most interesting Christmas cribs for you. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Toy Cribs For Christmas

Ostheimer Christmas Cribs

Keine Produkte gefunden.

Playmobil Christmas Cribs

Playmobil Christmas 9494 Illuminating Nativity Manger with Fold-Out Feet, for Children Ages 4 +
  • Christmas fun: the PLAYMOBIL Nativity Manger includes pull-out feet and comes with figures and detailed accessories
  • A carefully-designed crib, holy family and stable animals, arch with integrated lighting and fold-out feet to place in the window
  • Play figurine set for children 4 years and older: Ideal for children's hands due to age-appropriate size and easy to hold thanks to the rounded edges
  • Can be used every day: instructions for setting up with parents, high quality and robust design, cleaning of the parts (without stickers) under running water without chemical agents
  • Contents: 1x PLAYMOBIL Illuminating Nativity Manger, 41-piece play figure set with instructions: 1 light arch, 1 crib, 2 feet, 4 figures, 33 accessories (2 x AAA batteries ), Material: BPA-free plastic, LxWxH: 37x17x23 cm, 9494
Playmobil Nativity Stable with Manger Play Set
  • Celebrate the miracle of Christmas with the Nativity Stable with Manger
  • The functioning lantern provides the perfect amount of light to set this magical scene
  • Play with this set on its own or combine with the Three Wise Kings (#5589) for more fun
  • Set includes five figures, stable, lantern, lamb, palm tree, shooting star, haystack, bonfire, and other accessories
  • Figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads
Playmobil- 1.2.3 My First Nativity Set with Accessories, Multicoloured (70047)
  • Includes 6 figures, various animals and accessories
  • Not suitable for children under 18 months
  • Includes Joseph, Mary and the Child Jesus
  • Develop imagination and creativity
Playmobil Nativity Manger with Stable
  • Play out the Nativity with the Nativity Manger with Stable
  • Playmobil is the largest toy manufacturer in Germany
  • Encourages children to explore and learn while having fun
  • Figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads
  • Includes five figures, donkey, ox, lamb, functional lantern, and many other accessories

Wooden Christmas Cribs

Keine Produkte gefunden.

Fisher Price Christmas Cribs

Fisher-Price Little People Deluxe Christmas Story, Nativity Playset With Light, Music and Figures for Toddlers Ages 1 and Up
  • Share the spirit of the season and recreate the holy nativity with this toddler-friendly Little People playset
  • Includes stable, manger, 12 Little People figures & 5 accessory pieces
  • Press down on the angel to hear a song and see the star light up
  • Figures and pieces sized just right for small hands to grasp and move, helping to strengthen fine motor skills
  • For toddlers and preschool kids ages 1-5 years
  • French (Publication Language)

Ripple Maker Christmas Cribs

Keine Produkte gefunden.

Haba Christmas Cribs

Keine Produkte gefunden.

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The Best Sellers Of Christmas Cribs

In our bestseller list we have compiled the most popular Christmas cribs for you.

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Current Offers Of Christmas Cribs

You can find the best current offers of Christmas cribs in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Lutron Caseta Wireless Pedestal for Pico Smart Remote, L-PED1-WH, White
Lutron Caseta Wireless Pedestal for Pico Smart Remote, L-PED1-WH, White
Conveniently angles Lutron Pico smart remote (sold separately) for tabletop use; Weighted, non-slip base anchors the pedestal
$12.97 −23%

FAQ For Christmas Cribs

When was the first time a Christmas crib was set up?

In 1223, Francis of Assisi made the first nativity scene. He is considered holy in Christianity.

Where does the custom of the Christmas crib come from?

The custom of the Christmas crib goes back to Francis of Assisi, he made the first version in 1223. Overall, however, it is not about him, of course, but about the story behind it: The nativity scene represents the birth of Jesus Christ, which Christians celebrate.

Which Christmas crib for children?

There are special Christmas cribs for children. These are usually characterized by the fact that they are intended not only for decorative purposes, but also for playing. The figures are therefore adjustable and more robust than decorative crib parts. One should always pay attention to the age recommendation and the individual development of the child, swallowable small parts should be avoided.

When is the Christmas crib set up?

When the Christmas crib is set up is, of course, up to each person. As a rule, however, one does this at the earliest after the so-called Totensonntag, i.e. the last Sunday before the beginning of the Advent season. The nativity scene is then dismantled after the first week of January at the latest.

What animals are in the nativity scene?

First and foremost, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus are in the manger. But there are also many different animals. Among other things, sheep, lambs, horses, donkeys, oxen, elephants or even a camel.

How to build a Christmas crib?

It is also possible to build the nativity scene yourself or even carve the figures out of wood by hand. However, very few people have this skill, which is why there are also blanks of Christmas cribs, which can be customized.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.