This year, the sausage roll will be hard to beat.
In the search for 2017’s worst Christmas nativity scene, the infamous ad from bakery chain Greggs – where the baby Jesus was replaced with a large sausage roll – may be impossible to top.
It was widely ridiculed when it was released in November, prompted an official apology and was labelled a “sick, anti-Christian advent calendar” by a rightwing pressure group.
But with Christmas approaching, more contenders – some terrible, some so bad they swing back around to good – have stepped up to challenge for the crown.
Take for example “workout Jesus”.
Or Derbyshire baker Lynn Nolan’s very impressive Bethlehem, made entirely from fruitcake. The six-month project involved 100kg of icing and marzipan, 250 eggs and four litres of whiskey.
Unfortunately, fruitcake may not be the best medium for human bodies.