It's a well-known quirk of every weird cat that they love to squeeze themselves into the middle of things. Whether it's a box, a jar that's way too small or simply just sitting on your computer keyboard while you are trying to get your work done if there's an awkward space to be occupied a funny cat will soon come along and seize it.

Can you imagine then, the attraction of the nativity scene for our feline friends? All those tiny people to trample over, a manger to lie in, a little straw to sit on, Christmas decorations to knock over and most importantly, to be the center of attention. It's a feline paradise!

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of times when these cute cats couldn't help but crash the nativity scene. Scroll down below to check out the stubbornly, proudly awkward kitty cats in all their glory and don't forget to vote for your favorite funny photos!

#1

A Cat Sits In The Nativity Scene Outside A Church

A Cat Sits In The Nativity Scene Outside A Church

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#2

And Then The Little Baby Jesus Was Carried Off By The Catosaurus. The End

And Then The Little Baby Jesus Was Carried Off By The Catosaurus. The End

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#3

Our Cat Loki Invaded Next Doors Nativity Scene, His Face Is Hilarious

Our Cat Loki Invaded Next Doors Nativity Scene, His Face Is Hilarious

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Abbs0345
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He has the same crazy eyes as Mary and Joseph. He's totally in character!!

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#4

Day 7. They Still Suspect Nothing

Day 7. They Still Suspect Nothing

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Maike
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well we all know the story of Mary, Joseph, the ox the donkey and the cat in the barn in Jerusalem, they just do not give that Cat enough credit for ceeping the rats and mice away from poor Baby Jesus. So this courages Cat had to correct the error. Good for you Cat, good for you!

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#5

The Jesus In Our Crib Is A Bit Fat, Furry And Pointy Eared... But Undeniably Cute!

The Jesus In Our Crib Is A Bit Fat, Furry And Pointy Eared... But Undeniably Cute!

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#6

Little Angel

Little Angel

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Kassandra Skresvig
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey! I have that same nativity set....and mine didn't come with a kitten :( I want a refund XD

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#7

At My Friend's Church, The Church Cat Has Evicted The Baby Jesus From The Manger

At My Friend's Church, The Church Cat Has Evicted The Baby Jesus From The Manger

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#8

There Was A Cat In The Manger With Baby Jesus...

There Was A Cat In The Manger With Baby Jesus...

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Some Body
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did it also eat the whole Christmas dinner?

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#9

Cat-Ivity In NYC

Cat-Ivity In NYC

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do I wanna ask what happened to Jesus and more importantly, what the heck is that red thing? A gnome, rocket?? It's got the cats attention so it must be important. TELL US!!

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#10

My Parents Put Up A Nativity Thing, Tell Me Why My Cat Is Chilling In There, Lookin Like Jesus

My Parents Put Up A Nativity Thing, Tell Me Why My Cat Is Chilling In There, Lookin Like Jesus

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Cyndi H
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not look like Jesus, looking at Jesus... Like move boy!

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#11

Catnap

Catnap

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#12

No Room For Baby Jesus

No Room For Baby Jesus

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CatShatBrix
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The worshippers stood by its side, astonished, but too much in awe to speak.

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#13

Our Cat Porter Has Joined The Nativity Scene

Our Cat Porter Has Joined The Nativity Scene

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#14

And The Angel Said Unto Them "Behold, A Cat Stuffed Itself Into A Manger"

And The Angel Said Unto Them "Behold, A Cat Stuffed Itself Into A Manger"

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#15

This Cat Found A Place To Sit And Wasn't Bothered At All By The Crowd Of People Photographing It

This Cat Found A Place To Sit And Wasn't Bothered At All By The Crowd Of People Photographing It

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a really great photo. I hope it's framed and on the wall this Christmas.

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#16

My In-Laws Cat Is Really Getting Into The Christmas Spirit This Year

My In-Laws Cat Is Really Getting Into The Christmas Spirit This Year

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#17

What's This You Brought Me? Frankincence?

What's This You Brought Me? Frankincence?

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#18

This Is My House Now

This Is My House Now

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#19

Dad Sent Me This Picture With The Comment, "He Brought Gold, Frankincense, And Purr"

Dad Sent Me This Picture With The Comment, "He Brought Gold, Frankincense, And Purr"

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#20

Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I'd be closing my eyes as well faced with a horror film/nativity like that. Cat is like "What have I walked into?!"

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#21

"Baby In A Manger" (By The Way, Her Name Is Actually Baby)

"Baby In A Manger" (By The Way, Her Name Is Actually Baby)

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#22

An Intruder

An Intruder

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#23

Parent's Cat Decided To Become Part Of The Nativity Scene

Parent's Cat Decided To Become Part Of The Nativity Scene

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#25

Found The Cat Laying In The Middle Of The Nativity Scene

Found The Cat Laying In The Middle Of The Nativity Scene

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#26

Jesus Looks A Bit Hairrier Than I Expected

Jesus Looks A Bit Hairrier Than I Expected

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#27

Nativity Cat

Nativity Cat

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Gabi Horvath
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Either this is a big nativity scene or one damned tiny cat.

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#28

Visiting The Holy Land

Visiting The Holy Land

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Some Body
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the little dot on her nose <3

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#29

A Cat-Ivity Scene

A Cat-Ivity Scene

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Some Body
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mary decided she would rather become a crazy cat lady than the mother of Jesus

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#30

Christmas Is Cancelled By A Giant Cat That Squashed Baby Jesus And Ate The 3 Wise Men

Christmas Is Cancelled By A Giant Cat That Squashed Baby Jesus And Ate The 3 Wise Men

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#31

Come They Told Him Meow Meow Meow. Zara Has Come To Pay Her Respects To The New Born King

Come They Told Him Meow Meow Meow. Zara Has Come To Pay Her Respects To The New Born King

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#32

A Purrfect Place To Rest

A Purrfect Place To Rest

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#33

Awaaaaay In The Manger... Oh...

Awaaaaay In The Manger... Oh...

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#34

Sula The Cat Walks Around The Statues In The Church

Sula The Cat Walks Around The Statues In The Church

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#35

On My Morning Run, I Came Across This Cat-Tivating Scene

On My Morning Run, I Came Across This Cat-Tivating Scene

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#36

A Cat In The Nativity Scene

A Cat In The Nativity Scene

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#37

One Is Not Like The Others

One Is Not Like The Others

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cyberbird
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... and the oversized pilgrim also came to greet the newborn ...

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#38

We Decided To Showcase The Cat That Was At The First Christmas

We Decided To Showcase The Cat That Was At The First Christmas

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#39

Huge Sheep In The Nativity Scene At Our House

Huge Sheep In The Nativity Scene At Our House

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#40

Landlord Kitty Has No Sympathy For Your Sad Tale, Mary

Landlord Kitty Has No Sympathy For Your Sad Tale, Mary

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