Keeping Christ in Christmas

(this post was originally posted December 7, 2006)

I plan on posting other links on my blog as I find them throughout December

13 Awesome Christmas Links and Ideas

Because there has been so much discussion going on regarding keeping our focus on Christ this Christmas, I searched all over the web for some good resources to help inspire us do just that:

  1. Begging for Myrrh – Stressed out by Christmas presents? Try this simple approach to godly gift giving. — I have held onto this article for 3 years now… I think this is the year to try it out…
  2. Advent ideas with kids — includes a few book suggestions including #3
  3. Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas – Ideas from A – Z — includes chapters on creating a Jesse Tree… TONS of ideas
  4. About.coms resource page for “Keeping Christ in Christmas — great ideas
  5. Creating a meaningful Christmas — (also visit Dionna at her blog)
  6. Merry and Meaningful – 12 ways to make the most of your holidays.
  7. Another resource page
  8. Redeeming the Season: Simple Ideas for a Memorable and Meaningful Christmas— another book chocked-full of ideas
  9. 101 Ways to Have a Christian Christmas — yet another book with a lot of wonderful ideas
  10. — I enjoyed looking around this site. It sounds extreme, but (STAY WITH ME HERE) really does have some good ideas for simplifying, like these, and this gave some food for thought
  11. Do you have the Christmas Spirit?
  12. Attack of the “Gimme Bug”! – How our family wards off holiday greed
  13. The Nativity Story — This movie, from what I have read (have not seen it) would definitely be a discussion starter during family/friend get-togethers with those who are on the fringe of understanding what Christmas is really all about…

Enjoy! Hope these are helpful! If you have other ideas or resources, please link back or leave your idea in the comments!


  1. Jenny-up the hill says

    Thanks for the list of links…we certainly need to be making some good changes this year. I’m sure I’ll find some ideas in your links…I appreciate the time you’ve put into gathering them!

  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful list. I’m considering doing some of the things from your list for a change.

    Happy Thursday!

  3. Thanks for the links. We all need to remember why celebrate Christmas..Jesus!
    My T13 is up.

  4. The buy nothing christmas link is intrigueing. I will definately be going back to it, although I don’t think I have come quite that far yet.
    Thanks for the links, they are great!

  5. Super list! I think it is so important to keep Chrsit in Christ-mas! Happy TT~

  6. Excellent list! Happy TT!

  7. Thanks for sharing the list. I’m going to send another blogger to read it bc she was just discussing some of this!

    On another note… tag!

    Here are the meme rules:
    1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
    2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
    3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
    4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
    5. Don’t break the chain!

  8. karla…i forgot to mention the other day i love, love, LOVE your new blog look. very crafty mon amie! and love this post as well.

    shalom my friend.

  9. Karla,

    I love the idea for the gold, frankincense and myrrh gifts.

    We have been doing 3 gifts for each child (1 together gift and stocking goodies) for going on 4 years. I had not heard of this idea….we will definitely add this to our traditions this year thank you so much for posting it.


  10. How wonderful…..I’m posting throughout December too about certain things on Christmas….I cant wait to see what all you do..I love these links…

  11. all good links! Thanks for sharing! I just saw “The Nativity Story” the other day, and YES! it is a great movie! Hard to believe it actually got made, and it is well done, too! Enjoy when you get a chance to see it!
    Have a good weekend!

  12. Thanks for the links – I look forward to checking them out!

  13. Karla, thanks for these links. Although my children and most of my grandchildren are grownups, it is important to remember that we need to put Christ in Christmas. Thanks for all the links. I really like the new look of your blog.

    Mrs. W.

  14. You certainly took a lot of time and trouble over that list, and even those of us not into the religious side of Christmas appreciate a lot of those ideas.

  15. Mrs. Fussy Fussypants says

    I LOVE this post.

    All Hail The List Master!

    Gave you the inspiration award for it.

  16. I realize you wrote this last year, but I just found it as I searched for my own list of resources for “Keeping Christ in Christmas”. Thanks!

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