I enjoy doing things that are deeply meaningful with my kids at Christmas. Yes, we do the “drive around and look at Christmas lights” thing traditionally every year after our Christmas Eve service, but I especially love things that teach in depth about what “God with us” is all about. We have used Chrismons in the past, and our own version of a Jesse tree. We also use an advent calendar that I bought inexpensively at Oriental Trading (I made little slips with scripture readings to tuck in the pockets for daily readings). This year we will be helping as a family to serve Christmas dinner to the needy at our church. It is great to have a giving project to do together at a time when so much focus is placed upon getting.
If you are trying to get beyond the gimmies, Santa, and the “happy holidays” dilution of the meaning of Christmas, you will be blessed by the items that can be found at this link. You will find a printable Advent calendar, Nativity felt board pieces, a Christmas Scripture quiz, several free lapbooks, and a unit studies all about Christmas.