I just wanted to share these two websites with you. The first site mentions Advent. The word advent refers to a time of preparation for the arrival of someone important. In churches' it is celebrated every year as the season before Christmas... a time to prepare your hearts in repentance for the coming of the Christ child. The word repent has many connotations now (some negative) but originally it meant "to turn and go in another direction."
It's time, I think to turn and go in another direction for Christmas. This year our family, is committing to relational giving. There won't be many gifts under the tree but there will be more time spent with one another. Along the way we might just stop feeding the monster of "entitlement" that Love and Logic mentions.
Blessings on your family this Advent!