Christmas isn't about us. It's about a concentrated time to focus on the birth of our Savior. I was raised in a Christian home where my parents told us straight out that Santa was a myth. Christmas Eve candlelight services were de rigeur, and Christmas Day had us focused on the right thing. Still, I was a normal little girl who thought mostly of the gifts.
We have done different things over the years to help our children see the unselfishness in Christmas, and to understand that it is ALL about Jesus our Lord.
There are several great Christmastime devotionals for the family that we have enjoyed over the years. Jotham's Journey, Bartholomew's Passage, Tabitha's Travels, and Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader.
Lisa has "given" each of her children their own Compassion International child in their stockings- she was able to choose children with the same birthdays as her own, and now they have the privilege of writing to and praying for their little brother or sister in Christ around the world.
What do you do at Christmastime to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas?