I did notice this year that all of the presents seemed to be taking center stage for certain members of the Faircloth household. I realize that they are kids but if we don't teach them right priorities now then how can we expect them to focus on the right things as adults? My plan for Christmas day came to me at about 3 am Christmas Eve night. Metzo didn't sleep at all that night but that's an entirely different story.
So, we got up Christmas morning. I cooked breakfast. We took our time, ate, read Scripture, prayed, and then we played Bible Trivia. Rob asked the each child a question from the Story of Christs Advent. If they answered correctly they picked a present and opened it while the others watched. The result was that the kids were able to admire everones gifts and stay focused on Jesus instead of being caught up in their own little present opening mania.
We also had a "mystery" present this year. No one knew who it was for or what it was.....
until that moment. Priceless!