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Albuquerque woman has collected 400 Nativity sets

Created: 12/20/2013 10:21 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

There's a home in northwest Albuquerque that has been decked out for the holidays with classic decorations such as a Christmas tree, Santa, and Frosty the Snowman.

The home also has Nativity sets, but we're not just talking about one or two.

We're talking about hundreds upon hundreds of them.

As soon as people step inside Sue Harris' home, they can't help but be in awe of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph everywhere they turn.

"They're amazed. Everybody wants to bring their friends," Sue said.

How could you not be amazed when there are 400 Nativity sets inside the house!

The living room is full, along with the den, the office, even the laundry room.

Don't forget the Santa Nativity sets in the bathroom and the snowman sets in the kitchen.

Sue's desire for collecting almost went up in flames back in 1984 when a fire burned her house along with her original collection of 38.

"It was near Christmas and I didn't think I was going to keep them anymore, but I saw one at a Christmas store, then ended up buying three. I got excited again," Sue stated.

She has sets that come from Rome, Switzerland, Germany, and also has a Peanuts set with Snoopy and the gang.

The set that means the most to her is the one her 10 year old grandson made for her last year.

Sue says that he made it out of clay and that it was a real surprise.

Even though she has a full house of Nativity sets, she has no plans on stopping with her collection.


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