Goodness, there are just so many opinions out there about what Christians should do during the month of December. Some say because Christmas is of pagan origins we should just skip the season all together. While I am not too much for the whole commercialism thing, I do love spending time with family, doing special things with my kids and celebrating the season of Advent in anticipation of Christ's birth. Sure I could do these things anytime, however, doing them at this time of year is what makes them extra special than your usual family fun time. Time and time again this month I have heard my children delight in the fact that we have been given the greatest gift of all, our Savior. That makes a mommy's heart warm.
If you want to know what we will be doing during this portion of the church year, this article that my hubby sent me says it well: Observing Advent and Christmas