I don't know who the author is for these commandments but I'd like to share them with you with the hope they will help you in the days ahead as you prepare for Christmas.
Thou shalt prepare early. Don't wait until the last minute to try to get into the Christmas spirit.
Thou shalt keep Christ at the center of Christmas. Don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the commercialism of the season. Resolve to read one of the Gospels during December and meditate upon what it means that Christ came into the world.
Thou shalt make Christmas a family time. Do things together: decorate the tree, play games, bake cookies, shop, write cards, have devotionals, and go caroling.
Thou shalt remember those who are less fortunate. Contribute significantly to an organization serving the needs of others throughout the year.
Thou shalt give thyself with every gift. Put some thought into the gifts you purchase. Give a gift that represents you. If possible, make something instead of buying something.
Thou shalt learn to be a good receiver. Most of us have more trouble receiving than we do giving.
Thou shalt put music into Christmas. Buy several Christmas albums and wear them out. Attend the church's cantatas and special Christmas programs. Sing carols as a family.
Thou shalt slow down. Remember, Christmas is supposed to be a season of peace, not hypertension.
Thou shalt remember to worship. The church is the place you are most likely reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.
Thou shalt receive the Christ into they life. Don't just talk about the Christ of Christmas. Receive Him into your life as Savior and Lord.
Judy Warmington, Woman Time Management (owner) -- Busy wife, mother of three adult/married children, grandmother of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls!), former high school teacher (M.A. from W.M.U.), Speaker, Author, Radio Personality, and Trainer of Professional Organizers.