{15 Ways to keep CHRIST in Christmas}

As Mason gets older it is very important to us that we keep our focus on the true reason that we celebrate Christmas. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the tinsel and the lights, Santa, parties, and gifts. Especially the gifts. But, God gave us the ultimate gift and He was laying in a manger. A manger, friends. Our Christmas celebrations should be a reflection of the love our dear Savior so graciously gave and continues to give us. Below are 15 ways to keep CHRIST in Christmas.

Hall Around Texas How to Keep Christ in Christmas

Read the Christmas Story and talk about the nativity. Have a kid friendly nativity out that they play with all season long.

Perform random acts of kindness and teach about giving like Jesus.

Bake a cake for Jesus and sing him Happy Birthday.

Add a bible verse to your Christmas cards.

Share the gospel through a Candy Cane.


Attend a candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Hall Around Texas How to Keep Christ in Christmas

Read Christ-centered books. Some of our favorites are The Christmas Story, Room for a Little One, God Gave us Christmas, and J is for Jesus.

Watch Christ-centered movies. Some of our favorites are A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Nativity Story, and Mr. Krueger's Christmas.

Create and listen to a Christ-centered Christmas playlist.

As you deck your halls go over the symbols of Christmas.

Hall Around Texas Christmas Symbols

Visit a live Nativity scene.

Do an Advent with your family. The Truth in the Tinsel is a good one.

Hang an Inn Keeper's Key on your front door on Christmas Eve to let the Savior know  you'd like for him to come into your home.

Pray around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning.

Hang a white stocking for Jesus. On Christmas Eve take turns writing a gift for Jesus and place it in the stocking. This should be a something you want to do for Jesus in the upcoming year; pray more, go to Bible study, listen to your parents, etc.

Our Pastor has been preaching a sermon called REAL in which he talks about how artificial celebrations never produce real joy. It has really spoken to me this Christmas season. It is my hope and prayer that you have a Christmas filled with real joy!


  1. We attended the most amazing Christmas show at a friend's church a few weeks ago and I had chills. It was amazing and Cam was so into it. So cool!

  2. That white stocking for Jesus is such a great idea! All of these are!

  3. These are all really good ideas, thank you for sharing! I would like to incorporate some of these. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Crystal!

  4. This is such a great list! I would love to do a candle light church service they were always a fav as a kid but I doubt Dom would handle it and they don't offer childcare during it. Ah well maybe next year! Happy Christmas friend!

  5. LOVE these ideas. I was planning to make Christmas cupcakes, so fun to think of singing happy birthday too! We will totally do that! Have a VERY Merry Christmas friend!!!

  6. We had a cake and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus at Olivia's class party... it was oh so sweet! Merriest of Christmases to you, sweet friend!

  7. I love all of these. So thoughtful and definitely a way to remember why we celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas friend!

  8. This is beautiful!! Im pinning this for next year, Ive never heard of Mr Krueger's Christmas or the Truth in the Tinsel! Thank you for sharing, doll!


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