Advent is a season of penance in which we look to the coming of Christ in his first advent and his final advent -- in his incarnation born of Mary, and at the end of time in the second coming and day of judgement.
Let Advent be Advent! Don't celebrate Christmas during Advent, but allow this to be a season of preparation. Then, fully celebrate Christmas when it is Christmas.
We do penance during Advent -- Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving.
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