To be frank, I have never ever thought of buying stuff during Christmas. I guess thats the usual attitude of a bachelor doing a PG and buried in work. But then marriage changes things and this Christmas looks like its gonna be a little different.
Becky has already brought her dress. After a few years, I will actually be buying a new set of clothes for Christmas (color and design to be chosen, not surprisingly, by Becky). We actually bought a few cards. And we're already tree hunting. Some nice decorations seem a good idea too. Hmm..... we actually will not be getting presents and gifts for a lot of people.
But the bottomline? Christmas is NOT about stars and gifts and trees and decorations and new clothes and vacation and food and santa claus! Its about a loving God who sent His son Jesus to save the world. Period.