In the days before GPS, it was easy to get turned around. Sometimes with GPS I still get turned around. There are times I've been driving along thinking I was headed in the right direction only to find out I had gone several miles the wrong way and needed to turn around. I was going along unaware I was driving away from my destination.
Christmas is a lot like this. We stress that this holiday isn't to be a time of consumerism, materialism or greed thinking we are headed in the right direction. We feel that if we love to give rather than receive things are great. It's all about helping others and spending time with family. Our friends, Christmas movies, people at church and others confirm to us that this what Christmas is all about, but we would be sadly mistaken.