So far, so good.
We are using this article from Catholic Culture as the basis for our Jesse Tree activities. I have the kids find the Scripture verses in their Bibles, read it out loud, and then we use some part of it for our copywork for the day.
Later on during the day, we watch the appropriate video from the "In The Beginning" video series that we've borrowed from the parish library (I must admit, it's a bit bizarre to watch the stories of the Bible done in "Japanamation," but so far it's worked for us. There are some parts rather high on the "velveeta quotient scale," but on the whole the series gives us plenty to think about).
Finally, in the evening we talk again about who we have been learning about all day, and the kids take turns putting the appropriate Jesse Tree symbol up.
In years past we have simply talked about the stories as we decorated our Christmas tree with the felt ornaments I made. (and for my dear friend Suburban Cowgirl, I offer these pictures...)
(These ornaments have proven themselves time and time again to be indestructible.)