Christmas Tradition: Advent

by This is Carrie on December 12, 2008

As the story goes, this tradition was passed on by a German(?) family my parents knew before I was born. On each Sunday in December and on Christmas Eve, we read a “warm, fuzzy” Christmas Story and part of the real Christmas Story from the Bible. Then we light candles and listen to Christmas music as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Then we top the night off with a yummy treat. I can’t imagine going through December without Advent — a time to stop and take a breath.

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La La Land December 12, 2008 at 7:02 pm

My family is Danish and we also celebrate advent. It is my favorite Christmas tradition.

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Beth December 14, 2008 at 6:18 am

We always celebrate advent too. Carried over from my Methodist days I suppose.

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Shana December 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

As a deaconess and a pastor's wife, I was warmed by reading that there are others out there who celebrate Advent. Christmas comes too early. We need that time to reflect and prepare! Christmas doesn't END on December 25th. That's when it starts!

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