It wasn't about Santa Claus and lighting trees with colored lights. There was nothing about making lists and checking them twice like it is today. Don't get me wrong, I don't these things are wrong and I've done all of them all my life. But that not what Christmas is really about.
One thing that helps point me back to a good perspective of Christmas is listening to music that exalts Christ and his birth. Right now I'm listening to music from the annual concert put on my the Azusa Pacific University choir. A marvelous performance of Christmas music that's presented each year. Hearing the music reminds me how it all started more than two centuries ago. This, in addition to attending a Christmas Eve service at Fellowship Greenville, help me focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Your turn. How do you keep the real meaning of Christmas at the forefront of your mind in this season?