Changing The Present is an effort to encourage giving of charitable gifts over the holidays.

That in itself doesn’t make it stand-out in any major way — there are quite a few other groups with websites that do the same thing.

Changing the Present stands out, however, by two slickly-produced spoofs on typical television commercials that push consumption this time of year. These accessible videos can be excellent points to initiate discussion on the meaning of the holidays with students.

I’m adding the link to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.