I don't know about everyone else, but this Christmas came and went with some serious wrath. Our house is a mess with new gifts in every room of the house. To boot, today is my kids' 4th bday, so we have a even more gifts everywhere.
We tried to have a conversation with our toddler a few weeks ago talking about the true meaning of Christmas, but I don't think any of it really soaked in. We told him that he needed to give up some toys to donate to other children and that would make more room for the new ones. I don't think he understood what we were talking about. He didn't want to give away anything and started hiding his toys.
Oh well, I think it is important to purge during the holidays though. My wife and I got rid of some clothes and made a little room for new things. The next task (while my child is not looking) will be to take some of the old baby toys that he doesn't play with and donate them to Goodwill. He may not understand the meaning of giving yet, but we do.