Good ideas for Christmas sermons include topics that focus on the difference Christmas makes in people's lives, viewing Jesus as an unwanted Christmas gift and studying the miracles associated with Christmas. Other tested ideas for Christmas sermons include following Mary and Joseph's journey in the days leading to Jesus' birth.
Charles Dickens' famous story, "A Christmas Carol," can serve as the basis for a Christmas sermon series focusing on the distractions that keep people from Jesus during the Christmas season. Another Christmas sermon topic can tie the need for hope in the world to an understanding of Jesus as the hope of the world. Rick Warren, pastor of the megachurch Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, makes his Christmas sermons available at Pastors.com.