2 years ago my family decided we were done with the typical Christmas. Instead of spending a ton of money on gifts we don't really ever use or want, we don't get each other anything (there are a few exceptions here and there but it's nothing like it used to be).
Instead, we spend Christmas morning feeding the homeless with a local non-profit organization in our community. This is my second year doing this on Christmas morning and each year it gets more rewarding.
With over 574 homeless people and 350 volunteers I had some of the most heartwarming experiences. I watched people laugh together, cry together, sing and tell stories. One of the volunteers noticed a homeless woman without any shoes so she took her own shoes (right off her feet) and put them on the homeless woman. She spent the rest of the day in her socks with a huge smile on her face.
That's what Christmas is really all about.