With all the hustle and bustle just over the horizon, it's always a good idea to start out the holidays remembering the reason for the season. One booklet that has helped me with that this year is Angels of Christmas; Heralds of the Newborn King, by Shersta Chabot
What I love about this booklet is that it's written in prose. There's something about reading poetry that makes the reader slow down. Rhythm with words can bring a different feel to a long-known subject and open up a new level of understanding.
Each poem focuses on a different angel(s) visit to foretell or proclaim the birth of the Christ child. I think the booklet would make a wonderful gift for friends, family, and neighbors. You can order your copies here if you'd like, or pick them up at your local book store.