In the Aquarian Catholic Spiritual Community, we celebrate 40 days of Advent. Thus, we end up with six Sundays of Advent as opposed to four.
Some of us are going to have to update our Advent wreaths!
However, personally speaking, I have a huge tendency to complain about Christmas decorations going up before Thanksgiving. (Some homes in my neighborhood already have entire Christmas trees up, and that makes me slightly grumpy.)
Okay, "grumpy" is the wrong word here. I feel like Thanksgiving really gets thrown under the bus. Advent beginning prior to Thanksgiving is throwing me for a loop.
The thing, I really, really love Christmas and (almost) everything about it.
But once our celebration of the Nativity of Christ being born within us begins to encroach to before Thanksgiving, I start getting irritated. It's entirely possible to be "Christmased out."
So, I'm grateful for Advent. I'm grateful for the waiting. I'm grateful for the "not yet." Because it's wonderful but also a lot to take in.
Remember to have patience and to await the Christ.
After Thanksgiving, I'll start posting Advent hymns and Christmas hymns for us.