It’s a good bet that by the time you read this you’ll already have been subjected to “Jingle Bells” (selling everything from car mufflers to Chia Pets) more times than the human ear was designed to tolerate. It serves as a clarion yearly reminder that Christmas Is Here Again.

Except, it isn’t.

What is here, is Advent. And that, says Bishop Kevin Vann, is reason enough for celebration.

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