Should Christians celebrate Christmas well that's a personal choice. I love the season, it's the only time of year you can talk openly about Jesus and not get a puzzled looked. It's the best time to go into the malls and give out tracts. People are more likely to accept , they might think its coupon you're handing them. Dress up your tracts be creative. Stick a candy cane on it. Then we have those who get depress while walking the malls because they have no money to shop, no money to make that fancy dinner, no money for the mortgage or they just got laid off. Christmas is the season for us to replace " I want " with the question what do others want ? "I need this " with the question What are the needs of others ? We already got the perfect gift. That gift was wrapped in blood, that gift was a sacrifice, that gift is our salvation. Do we really need those things on our gift list? Can those material gifts we have for friends and family satisfy their spiritual needs ? This Year lets make the sacrifice and take '' Me'' out of Christmas. When your unsaved loved ones or friends ask..what do you want for christmas ? Your response can be " For you to go to church with me for a month and attend at least 2 bible studies. " I'm buying christian books as gifts... If you buy 10 you'll be $1.79 each....Thats 10 gifts for only $17.90 $1.99 each buy 10 or more and pay only $0.79 each...WOW $7.90 and you get 10 gifts Christmas - Christianbook.com Read the menu on the left to choose the price category. This is not going to hurt your pockets. Put your pride away and give the people you love the word of God in their hands. Plant that seed in their lives. If you're afraid of people's opinions on this gift selection you need to check yourself. Because there is no shame in being a child of God. Your gift to yourself, why not take the money and bless someone else. The following organizations stand out the most for me, because the greatest gift we can give a hopeless person is love. Angel Tree at Christmas - Prison Fellowship Southern California Teen Challenge - Southern California Teen Challenge Teen challenge is a christian rehab, and sending them letters of encouragement would help. It's international so check the website to find a location near you. Call the cordinator and ask if they are in need. They survive on donations not government funds. The men and women there have families with needs. Lets try to make a difference. Volunteering at a soup kitchen is nice but inviting a family you met at the kitchen makes a difference. To go a step further if you can, create a job around your house for them to do so they can make some money, be of service to them when they are in need. If you can afford it sponsor someone the chance to an education, pay for them to get their GED. The continuing education department in most colleges offer certified workshops under $100-300. If you give a man a skill, he won't go hungry. This is not all talk, I can honestly say this Christmas is not about Me. I'm hoping to go to an ophanage, or elderly home and bless them with some entertainment. Visit those at the hospital and sing carols. Jesus was the first Christmas gift. This year lets remove ourselves and try to put others first. Just like God put us first when he gave us Jesus.