• Allison McMIllian

Toddler steals spotlight of Christmas show

Last week, a Christmas pageant at the First Baptist Church in White Pine, Tenn., took an unexpected turn. Two-year-old Teegan Benson was playing the part of a sheep and decided to to snatch Baby Jesus off the hay, according to Fox News.

"My daughter has a great love for babies," Tana Benson told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. "She had her eye on baby Jesus for quite a while during the show -- and she found Jesus to be irresistible."

All the other children were singing "Away in a Manger", but the young girl who played Mary snatched the doll back. Neither of the girls were giving up, so a disagreement erupted between the young girls.

"Teegan was strutting her stuff and she was not interested in giving Him up," Mrs. Benson said.

“The little girl playing Mary is a middle child and a real stickler for the rules, and she knew that was not supposed to happen,” she told NBC News. “When I went up to take Teegan’s hand and walk her off the stage, the little girl playing Mary said, ‘She touched the baby Jesus! We weren’t supposed to touch the baby Jesus!'”

"My little sheep took the baby Jesus, breaking all the rules leaving poor little Mary no choice but to take action! Momma to the rescue tried her best to protect her baby at all costs. Definitely a program I will remember. LOVE these kiddos and my church family! Laughed so hard I cried!"