IT'S Christmas as others celebrate it.
Photos of Polish cribs - known as szopki - are to go on show at the Tolson Museum in Moldgreen.
They were taken by Kim Strickson, of Kirklees Council's community history service, during a visit to a crib-making contest in Krakow.
Many families spend a year preparing for the competition.
Kim said: "The tradition of the Christmas Nativity scene is popular all over the world.
"But it's only in Krakow that the crib becomes connected with the architecture of the town.
"Krakow's szopki are elaborate constructions made in astonishing detail from cardboard, wood, tinfoil, sweet wrappers, beads and braids."
The photos - which go on show from November 27 - also record Kim's visit to the museums and cultural centres of Kirklees's twin town of Bielsko- Biala, where she saw the cribs, puppets, masks and mechanical stars associated with Christmas celebrations in local villages.
On display will be three cribs. The smallest, showing the shepherds at the manger, was presented to Kim during her visit as a gift to the people of Kirklees. A second, larger crib, showing angels, has just arrived from Bielsko-Biala. It has been made specially for the exhibition by szopka-maker Danuta Zener.
The third, a much larger szopka, was made by Huddersfield people as part of a Polish Christmas celebration at the Tolson Museum in 2000.
Completing the exhibition will be reflections on Christmas past, present and future by Polish families living in Huddersfield.
The Szopki In The Snow exhibition will run until January 30.