If you want a good book to read with your family leading up to Christmas, I recommend Keeping Holiday by Starr Meade.
You can read the publishers description and some endorsements here.
We read this with our kids two years ago and they loved it (so did Mom & Dad!). It's back by popular demand this year and we're enjoying it the second time around. It may be aimed at elementary school aged kids, but it has something to say to all ages. (Note: If you order from Westminster, it's likely that it will arrive in 1-2 days.)