The true meaning of Christmas should be to live as simply and as non-materialistic as our Savior. People who act in such a way are the true celebrators of Christmas. Instead these people are lambasted as Grinches each year. They are forced to spend money they don't have on gifts to quiet the loud mouthed gift obsessed population. Time should be spent in a meaningful celebration that makes Christ's power a reality. Can someone explain to me the origination of the Christmas tree and all the other traditions? Reduce it all to a Spirit filled sermon and summoning of the Presence of Christ. To accomplish this I highly recommend one book. Let this book be the only gift for Christmas this year. The family that reads and discusses this and the corresponding biblical texts will have the richest holiday of their lives.