How would you translate words such as "presepio" / "presepe" or "pastori" or, again, "stella cometa"? And what about "mangiatoia"?
Not to mention terms like "asinello" and "bue" and the names of all the people involved in the "presepe": i Re magi, i pastori... Giuseppe e Maria... il bambin Gesù...
I'll tell you what... I'll give you the English terms and you figure it out by yourself, ok?
But before that, check out this quiz on Baby Jesus
Nativity scene / manger (scene) - especially British English / (Christmas) crib / crèche
Child Jesus / (Baby Jesus)
Magi / Wise Men
Star of Bethlehem
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy but you don't really see many of them in British or American households.
The nativity originated around 1200 when Saint Francis of Assisi introduced three-dimensional nativity scenes.
The nativity scene usually consists of about ten characters: Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the three wise men, a shepherd and a few animals. But it can also contain a large number of biblical characters, angels, animals.
If you want to learn something more about the Italian presepio, just have a look at this link.
If you'd like to learn more about the differences between AmE and BrE, read this post (hope it's not too difficult...)
Bye for now.