I would gladly make an exception, though, for the Nativity Scene in porcelain by Massimo Giacon for Alessi. Look at that fun, happy little family! Throw in a donkey (?) and a...something else and voila! It's the perfect little mod Christmas decoration. At $92, it's a bit steep for a temporary decoration, but I Alessi stuff is made to last, so it might very well be the last manger scene I need.
Therefore, consider it officially added to my ever-growing, semi-fabulous Conspicuous Consumption Christmas list. The porcelain Baby Jesus approves.