First, some posts having to do with potential gifts. I'm sure I am not the only one who still needs to do some significant work in that area.
Miniature Braided Wreath Tutorial
A couple of posts on Christmas books:
A Christmas Read Aloud
And some of Christmas music:
Music, Always Music
Sing With Your Children, Part 2
Then I have to throw in some random family-related posts, mainly because everyone is so very little in them.
It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
Christmas Preparations or... Baby Jesus Found!
Hey, Look, I Made a Camel!
The 12 Days Before Christmas
God Shows Up
And finally, some general thoughts about Christmas and the season.
Mary was not a Teenager
Love Came Down
Comfort and Joy
Making Room in the Inn
Advent and the Liturgical Calendar
and finally, the post you should read, even if you don't click on any of the others.
Have You Fought With This Mercy You Don't Understand?
I love this song so much, I'm going to link to it here, as well. Not only do the words speak to me about the conflicted nature of Christmas, but I think it could very well be the therapeutic parent's theme song. When parenting hurt children, mercy, God's mercy, takes on a slightly different hue, that is not always comfortable. I fight with this mercy I don't understand a lot.