I really like the idea of making the holidays more about spending time together than about "getting stuff." Activities include: Make hot chocolate and stir with candy canes, Watch a christmas movie and eat popcorn, Go out for a Christmas treat, Do something nice for someone, Drive around and look for Christmas lights.
For the Christmas tree- Glue 2 of these, back to back and insert a silver metallic cord for hanging. Fill the insides of the tree with these after putting on the lights, but before putting on the ornaments. The sparkle will be tripled.