The non-denominational material produced to help churches with Sunday services often focuses on aspects of the Christmas story before Christmas. Anglicans can tend to get a bit uppity about that saying that it is the season of advent not the season of Christmas, notwithstanding the ubiquitous 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' adverts on TV.
As ever with Anglicans they make one point and miss another.
Here's the thought. If you only do advent material up until December 24th then you end up doing your Christmas worship and teaching in the season of Christmas, that is post 25/12 when lots of people choose not to go to church.
So I'll drink to a bit of blurring (rather than blurring after a bit of drinking) and say let's anticipate Christmas in December and look back at advent in January. Put on your tea towels brothers and sisters - it's beginning to look a lot like Christvent.