Christmas is a time for everyone to be a kid again, even us boring adults . . . LOL! The lights, the trees, the good food, and the PRESENTS all take us back to a simpler time in our lives. Some people think we have taken the “Santa Claus” version of Christmas too far, and maybe so, BUT we can still use the excitement that comes with all the superficial stuff (that puts even us adults in that “KID-MODE”) and leverage that time to carve out a moment with our children to experience and to reflect upon the story about the birth of Jesus.
Think about it, excitement and imaginations are high (for kids and adults) & families are all together. Within this context, if we can carve out a moment to experience the Christmas Story, well . . . there is not another moment better fit for such a time. Kids and Parents, already excited, can stand before this amazing story about the birth of our Savior as if they were at the gates of Disney World with their eyes wide and mouths open in awe of how awesome our God is.
So, OK . . . sure we focus too much on presents and Santa Claus, but I promise you, if you take time to tell the Christmas Story . . . long after the presents have been forgotten and the truth of Santa Claus has been learned . . . your kids will remember the story of Jesus and how you took the time to carve out a moment that will last a lifetime.