You've got to stay with me for a minute on this one. In the Catalan region of Spain, there's a Christmas tradition where you put a tiny figurine of a peasant defecating within the traditional nativity scene. The figurine is called a caganer. The origins of why you'd put a crapping peasant somewhere in the vicinity of baby Jesus has been lost over time, but the practice has been going on since the 17th century. Some people say the peasant represents the equality of all people, others say it's just a kids game (as in find the crapping peasant).
But over time, the caganer has evolved to include celebrities, politicians, and of course athletes. So if you're looking for a figurine of Pau Gasol dropping a deuce for your nativity scene this year, we've got you covered.
Here's Pau in action. He's obviously leaving a gift for the defense.
Here's soccer superstar Thierry Henry, who I'm guessing had Cheetos recently.
And here's a very happy Ronaldinho.
And last but not least, wunderkind Lionel Messi.
So if you think athletes taking dumps in your nativity scene is just what you need for Christmas this year, you can find more here.
Sure it may be sacrilegious, but hey, it's also tradition. Either way, you'll certainly be the talk of Christmas (and many more to follow) with one of these figurines.