Christmas season has been 'hijacked' by the world. If people can be distracted by Santa, movie releases, parties, shopping and other religious celebrations, they won't dwell on the true meaning of the holiday.
A baby was born of a virgin and was fully God while still fully man. Immanuel came on Christmas Day to dwell on earth so that someday we could dwell with him in heaven. Christmas was a miracle, and it still should be.
What will happen this Advent season because of Christ's miraculous birth?" It's easy to get caught up in the materialistic version of Christmas that our world offers. Each year presents something bigger and better that we think we need: gifts, decorations, toys, etc. However, as Christians, we are called to celebrate Christmas in a totally and radically different way.
As a family, make two lists: one about the things the world associates with Christmas, and one about the things Christians associate with Christmas. Which parts of the world's list do you need less of? Which parts of the Christian's list do you need more of? This Christmas, let the miracle of Christ, and not the magic of Christmas, be the center of your thoughts and celebrations.