Goodlettsville man gives tours of his nativity scene collection

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 14:12:18-05

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Goodlettsville man has more than 400 nativity scenes inside his home.

Michael Harris has been collecting Nativity scenes for more than 50 years. He says it started as a child when he would help his grandmother display her nativity set and his aunt took him to church at Christmas.

Now, the wise men in his nativity collection – made of glass, metal and wood – decorate four rooms and a hallway of his home.

He’s now up to 425 and gets emotional about why each one is so important to him.

It takes him a month to set them all up and so far this season, he's given 200 tours. He opens his home on Sunday afternoons in December.

If you'd like to contact Harris, you can send him an email at