A More Meaningful Christmas

Christmas is rushing towards us like a diesel train. It will be here before you know it. Then it will be gone as fast as it came. Christmas is a time of joy and frustration. A frenzy of preparations and merry-making, followed by weariness and even emptiness: Is that all we get? And that’s a shame.

Here are some ideas borrowed from FamilyLife that can help you make you and your family’s Christmas more meaningful, memorable.

  1. Talk about the names of Christ: There’s nothing more meaningful at Christmas than learning more about Jesus Christ, the Savior whose birth we celebrate. For He is so much more than a baby in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. In fact, Jesus is known by many other names in Scripture … and in the Christmas hymns we sing. He is the “King of kings,” the “Redeemer.”
  2. Conversation starters: Download this PDF with a list of questions to talk to your family and friends about Christ and Christmas. You may work these into normal conversation, but often they work best as part of a Christmas party or formal celebration with your family. You might pose a couple of questions to the group, asking everyone to answer one or both of them. For young children, be sure check out the “Questions for Kids” section.
  3. Share stories about how God has worked in your life: Ever told your children the story of your salvation; meeting your spouse. Use the holidays to share your personal stories about faith and life change.

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