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Celebrating Christ at Christmas – Meeke Addison, Part 1

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“We want everything that we do to speak of our faithfulness and our commitment to Him because He’s worthy of that.” — Meeke Addison

Meeke Addison joins Yvette Hampton to kick off the 2023 Christmas season. Together, they share heartwarming and hilarious stories about family traditions, Christmas gifting, and keeping Jesus Christ at the center of their celebrations. Listen in as they discuss the joy and challenges of parenting, the art of last-minute gift shopping, and the importance of creating memorable experiences for their children. Join Yvette and Meeke for a delightful conversation that captures the TRUE spirit of the Christmas season.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

Celebrating Christ at Christmas, Meeke Addison on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How can families incorporate the celebration of Jesus and the gift of life into their Christmas traditions and practices, as discussed by Yvette and Meeke?
  2. How does Meeke Addison’s faith in Jesus Christ shape her approach to family life and Christmas traditions?
  3. Yvette and Meeke discuss the challenges of finding a balance between emphasizing the true meaning of Christmas and the fun and excitement of gift-giving. How have you and your family navigated this balance in your Christmas celebrations?
  4. Meeke shares some humorous and relatable experiences with last-minute gift shopping and wrapping. What are some of your own funny or memorable last-minute Christmas moments?
  5. Yvette and Meeke talk about the tradition of opening gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve. What are some of your favorite family traditions or rituals during the holiday season?
  6. Meeke and Yvette discuss the different ways they approach gift-giving for their children. How do you handle giving gifts to your children, and what factors influence your approach?
  7. How does the discussion about Christmas gift-giving reflect the importance of being intentional in parenting and understanding one’s children?
  8. Reflecting on Meeke’s stories about her Christmas traditions, how have your own family’s traditions evolved over the years?
  9. Yvette and Meeke talk about the significance of creating and cherishing family memories during the Christmas season. What are some of your most treasured family memories from past Christmases?
  10. Meeke discusses her desire for an element of surprise in gift-giving. How important is the element of surprise in your own gift-giving and receiving experiences?


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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.