As we enter December it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle that often accompanies Christmastime. I don't know about you, but if I'm not intentional this month, it's easy to get to December 31 and wonder where the time went, and I often regret not slowing down to really enjoy the Christmas season. Over the years, I've found resources that help to prepare my heart for Christmas and the joy of Jesus' birth.
I thought I would share some of these resources with those of you looking for reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.
Here are my favorites organized by categories:
Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope
An Advent Devotional by Louie Giglio - as the title says it's is definitely a journey of hope. My mom and I read this together a few years ago, and we enjoyed it.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Every Christmas I read the Nativity Story in the Jesus Storybook Bible, and I'm eager to read it to Thea this year. We read this Storybook Bible year round but I particularly love reading it at Christmas and Easter.
Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Daily Advent Devotional on Luke 1-2
This is a devotional written by Christopher Ash. I love that he breaks down Luke 1-2 into bite sized readings for 25 days.
The Weary World Rejoices by Girl in Calico
A short Youtube video reminding us of the hope of Christmas.
The Nativity Story
This is a live action movie that depicts that Nativity story. It's very well done, and it always reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas.
A cute animated film about the Nativity story but told from the perspective of a donkey.
The Quiet Collection
I listen to Emily P. Freeman's Quiet Collection every Christmas. It's a short audio devotional. I love to listen to it when it's dark outside and with a few candles lit inside.
These are just a few of my favorite resources to remind me of the true meaning of Christmas. Do you have any books, videos, or podcasts that you enjoy during Christmastime? Let me know in the comments below.
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