Welcome to Advent! Have you put your tree up yet? I know so many people who have put their trees up early this year! Good Anglicans! People who, under normal circumstances would not dream of getting the tree out of the garage until December 1. But there they are on social media in droves – posting their pictures of sparkling Christmas trees a week, or even two weeks before Advent. Even me! My tree has been up for over a week! What is it about this year that has led to all these violations of advent etiquette? What do you think? And what’s with these dark and brooding Bible readings we always get for Advent 1?