Los Angeles is known for having all kinds of characters, but walking the streets as the Son of God in the City of Angels has a certain poetic ring to it. Thanks to smart phones and the miracle of social media, the sunglasses-sporting impersonator (real name: Kevin Lee Light) has gone from being just another West Hollywood oddball to human meme, with hundreds of pictures posted online as well as a devoted flock of Twitter followers via the @IsawJesusinLA feed. Here are a few favorite moments to get you in the holiday spirit.
Jesus discusses how he's kept his beard from graying after all these years. Santa Monica Blvd. and Crescent Heights bus stop, West Hollywood.
Jesus gives his blessing to Jimmy Kimmel’s new 11:30 p.m. time slot. Outside Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood.
Did Jesus help develop cloud computing? Apple Store at The Grove, Los Angeles.
Teaching the crowd how to “put a little Jesus on it.” Saddle Ranch, West Hollywood.
The Colonel pitching (yet again) a KFC 13-piece Last Supper Bucket. The Grove, Los Angeles.
Still protesting after all these years. West Hollywood.
Debating which Ice Blended to turn into wine. Coffee Bean on Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood.
Jesus looks upon Johnie's Coffee Shop. Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave, Mid-City.
"Jesus walks into a bar..." The Comedy Store, Hollywood.
Seeing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn for the third time. The Arclight, Hollywood.
Gay Pride Parade, West Hollywood.
He's still waiting for his star on the Walk of Fame. Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood.
You wouldn't believe how much the price of a haircut has gone up in the past two milleniums. Essensuals London, West Hollywood.
Black Sabbath just came out with a new T-shirt. Sound Check, Hollywood.
Keeping it organic. Ralphs, Hollywood.
Where has Jesus been? Consult this map of recent sightings.
Photographs courtesy: I Saw Jesus in LA