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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

Size
  • 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?
Scope
  • 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.
Functions
  • 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

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Playmobil Christmas Cribs

PLAYMOBIL Christmas 9494 Illuminating Nativity Manger with fold-Out feet, for Children Aged 4 and Above, Multi-Coloured, 1 Piece
  • Fun to play at Christmas: PLAYMOBIL “Christmas crib” light arch including feet with many figures and accessories for detailed reproduction
  • Lovingly designed nativity scene, holy family and stable animals, arch with integrated lighting and fold-out feet for placing in the window
  • Toy set for children aged 4 and up: Ideal for children's hands due to age-appropriate size and pleasant feel with rounded edges
  • Can be played on a daily basis: instructions for assembly together with parents, high quality and robust design, cleaning the parts (without stickers) under running water without chemicals
  • Box contents: 1x PLAYMOBIL Christmas crib light arch, 41-piece toy set with instructions: 1 light arch, 1 crib, 2 feet, 4 figures, 33 accessories (delivered without 2 x 1.5 V micro batteries), material: plastic, LxWxH: 37x17x23 cm, 9494

Wooden Christmas Cribs

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Fisher Price Christmas Cribs

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Little People Deluxe Christmas Story, nativity playset with light, music and figures for toddlers ages 1 and up
  • ​Share the spirit of the season & recreate the holy nativity
  • Includes stable, manger, 12 Little People  figures & 5 accessory pieces
  • Press down on angel to activate song & light-up star
  • ​​Figures and pieces sized just right for little hands
  • ​Collect more Little People  Figures & Playsets for even more toddler-friendly fun. (Each sold separately and subject to availability.)
  • French (Publication Language)

Ripple Maker Christmas Cribs

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Haba Christmas Cribs

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HABA Wooden Nativity Set Natural Colors (Made in Germany)
  • Beautifully styled keepsake includes Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, Three Wise Men, One Shepherd, Two Sheep, One Donkey, One Ox and the Manger
  • The box is a keepsake and holds all pieces safely in place for easy storage between holidays
  • The Manger stands 6.6" tall and 11.2' wide. The Figures are roughly 3.5-4" tall. All are handcrafted from sustainably grown beechwood less than 150km from the factory. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
  • HABA wooden toys made in Germany are treated with multiple layers of water-based stains that penetrate into the wood, followed by a clear protective coating making them totally safe for all ages
  • At HABA, children's safety is our #1 priority. Along with using 100% non-toxic stains HABA toys are rigorously tested according to European and American testing standards for toys.

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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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1 GRSSDER Stretchy Ultra Soft Jersey Knit Fitted Crib Sheets Set 2 Pack, Cozy Crib Sheet Fits All Standard Crib Mattress Pads, Christmas Trees and Arrows GRSSDER Stretchy Ultra Soft Jersey Knit Fitted Crib Sheets Set 2 Pack, Cozy Crib Sheet Fits All...
2 TILLYOU Toddler Comforter for Crib, Lightweight and Warm Baby Quilt Blanket, Ultra Soft Toddler Quilt Nursery Blanket for Crib Bed, Stroller, 39”x47”, Christmas B TILLYOU Toddler Comforter for Crib, Lightweight and Warm Baby Quilt Blanket, Ultra Soft Toddler...
3 GRSSDER Stretchy Ultra Soft Jersey Knit Fitted Pack n Play Sheets Set 2 Pack, Portable/Mini Crib Sheets, Christmas Trees and Arrows for Girls and Boys GRSSDER Stretchy Ultra Soft Jersey Knit Fitted Pack n Play Sheets Set 2 Pack, Portable/Mini Crib...
4 Trend Lab Cup of Cocoa Deluxe Flannel Fitted Crib Sheet Trend Lab Cup of Cocoa Deluxe Flannel Fitted Crib Sheet
5 JumpOff Jo - Fitted Crib Sheet, Super Soft 100% Cotton Sheet for Standard Crib Mattresses and Toddler Beds, 28 in. x 52 in. - Christmas Mischief JumpOff Jo - Fitted Crib Sheet, Super Soft 100% Cotton Sheet for Standard Crib Mattresses and...
6 Christmas Crib Angel Christmas Crib Angel
7 First Christmas Crib [VHS] First Christmas Crib [VHS]
8 Christmas in the Crib: 10 Tunes for Toddlers Christmas in the Crib: 10 Tunes for Toddlers
9 Lyzelre Christmas Fitted Crib Sheet,Merry Christmas Cartoon with Santa Snowman Pines Houses Winter Microfiber Silky Soft Toddler Mattress Sheet Fitted,28'x 52'x 8'' for Boys Girls Lyzelre Christmas Fitted Crib Sheet,Merry Christmas Cartoon with Santa Snowman Pines Houses Winter...
10 FlySheep Christmas Baby Nursery Blanket for Newborn Crib Boys n Girls - Christmas Tree & Snowman Printed, Soft Flannel Fleece Blanket for Coach Sofa Photo Props Home Decor (27x39 inches, Xmas Grey) FlySheep Christmas Baby Nursery Blanket for Newborn Crib Boys n Girls - Christmas Tree & Snowman...
11 DIBSIES Personalized Baby in a Crib First Christmas Ornament (Blue) DIBSIES Personalized Baby in a Crib First Christmas Ornament (Blue)
12 Lyzelre Christmas Fitted Crib Sheet,Smiling Santa Claus Hugging Snowman in Cartoon Style Winter Hills Fir Trees Microfiber Silky Soft Toddler Mattress Sheet Fitted,28'x 52'x 8'' for Boys Girls Lyzelre Christmas Fitted Crib Sheet,Smiling Santa Claus Hugging Snowman in Cartoon Style Winter...
13 Christmas in the Crib Christmas in the Crib
14 Pony Sisters Christmas - Secret Santa Gifts Pony Sisters Christmas - Secret Santa Gifts
15 The Christmas Pony The Christmas Pony
16 Tony Hawk, Jesse Metcalfe, James Stewart Tony Hawk, Jesse Metcalfe, James Stewart
17 It's A Pony Kind Of Christmas It's A Pony Kind Of Christmas
18 Sonos Play:1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker - Black (Discontinued by manufacturer) Sonos Play:1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker - Black (Discontinued by manufacturer)
19 Kasa Smart Plug Classic 15A, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required, UL Certified, 2.4G WiFi Only, 1-Pack(HS105) , White Kasa Smart Plug Classic 15A, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub...
20 Meditation Christmas Nativity Meditation Christmas Nativity

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Current Offers Of Christmas Cribs

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

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Trend Lab Cup of Cocoa Deluxe Flannel Fitted Crib Sheet
Trend Lab Cup of Cocoa Deluxe Flannel Fitted Crib Sheet
100% cotton; Fully Elasticized; 10 in Deep Pockets; Fits Standard Crib Mattress 28 in x 52 in
$19.95 −10%

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.