Happy First Sunday of Advent!
This is the time when Christmas stuff in my family starts popping up all over the place in the house. My parents LOVE Christmas — in the Philippines, it’s Party Central over there right now, where they grew up. The four Sundays of Advent, midnight Mass, the twelve days of Christmas, Three King’s Day on January 6 — it’s one, big, continuous fiesta. I didn’t grow up with certain Filipino-Catholic traditions, like the Misa de Gallo as my parents did, but Christmas is still one big YAY for me and my folks.