ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

Now the Bible might claim that Jesus came back from the dead, but I think you'd struggle to find many Christians who'd insist that the son of God was an actual zombie. Sycamore in Ohio, however, is home to one such eccentric believer.

Jason Dixon is his name, but most will better recognize the undead ornaments adorning his yard - both last year and this - that comprise Jesus Christ's alternate zombie nativity scene. Check it out!

I'm dreaming of a fright(ful) Christmas

Unfortunately, Dixon has been met with resistance put up by the local community, who claim the oversized structure of wise, flesh-eating men is offensive to the Christian faith.

Dixon received a police warning after failing to secure a permit for his spectacularly original creation, which was denied “because the structure takes up more than 35 percent of his front yard.”

But he didn't buy that excuse, issuing the following statement:

I think it’s the theme. It just rubs people the wrong way and it puts the spotlight on me. That’s why they’re coming down so hard on me. […] If it was a real pretty nativity scene they wouldn’t be saying anything.

Dixon says this will be the last year he displays his spooky Christmas scene, most likely because the festive zombification is eating into his wallet, incurring him a $500 a day fine.


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