1. Don't overspend.
"Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6:6).
2. Have a gratitude attitude (Psalm 107:1).
This will go a long way in dissolving holiday blues.
3. Share with the needy.
Visit a nursing home, buy gifts for a needy family, or bring a meal to a shut-in. You'll be "lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!" (Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 25:40)
4. Celebrate Christ's birth with someone who is lonely or facing difficulties.
"When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind" (Luke 14:13).
5. Pause and pray often. Philippians 4:6
6. Sing, recite Scripture, rejoice!
"Singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Ephesians 5:19).
7. Pray for persecuted believers. (Hebrews 13:3)
The Christmas season often brings increased persecution.
8. Take a gift or plate of cookies to unsaved neighbors.
Make "the most of every opportunity" (Colossians 4:5).
If you add some or all of these things to your celebration of Christ's birth, you will find it more fulfilling and meaningful.
Why not leave your ideas for a more purpose-filled Christmas in a comment below this devotion so everyone can benefit.