I am a fearful participant of Christmas in the United States. For someone who hates navigating mall parking lots in the off season, the terror sets in early when I think about the impending storm that is the holidays.
Instead of writing the cliche opinion of spending less and giving more, which I do try my best to put in to practice, I will put up a video called the Advent Conspiracy created by the group, Living Water International. They say it so very well.
There are of course a million charities to give to and also important, many family members and friends to give time to. May the malls and chaos fade away and the great joy of Christmas be realized in our hearts and homes.