Playboy has got into the Christmas spirit — by putting the Virgin Mary nude on its Mexican cover.

The controversial magazine's latest festive offering was released Thursday.

The December issue features model Maria Florencia Onori posing as the Virgin wearing nothing but an angelic white cloth.

The release was timed for the day before Mexico's traditional Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a celebration of an apparition of the Virgin in the town.

Its headline reads in Spanish: "We adore you, Mary."

Click here to see the cover at The Sun.