Why it's not about the gifts. Ideas for making Christmas special for your family. If I were having Christmas with my kids ( who live long distance ) I would ask for no gifts to be exchanged . Instead , stories of an experience where God was clearly there for them , a song if they wished ,even playing a certain song that was special to them ..and food ,of course ! Maybe your Christmas can be special in some way , even if it's homemade soup and wonderful bread ..it's H O M E and it's CHRISTMAS !