Despite our many Christmas parties and assorted other Christmas events, I do try to downplay Santa and the whole gimme gimme part of Christmas. Actually, the girls have always been good about Santa and the toy frenzy. Katherine has always asked for exactly one item for Christmas, no more. Rachel just says she wants "presents". We have several simple nativity sets that the girls have had fun playing with (although we didn;t get out the fabulous Playmobil set - it's still not Rachel proof). The girls also look forward to putting little dolls on our Advent calendar.