Advent started on Sunday, the season of preparation for Christmas. There then follows a struggle for most clergy (and especially for any working here) to keep any sort of Advent in the midst of all the Christmas stuff. It's already started:
1. First Nativity Play. This was on Sunday afternoon. It was very good (performed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School).
2. First Christmas Card. Received yesterday.
3. First Carol Service. The Women's Institute this afternoon.
4. First Easter Egg. In front of me on my desk.
UPDATE - Wednesday evening
First Turkey sandwich as well.