What is advent?

Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore

For many people, the month of December includes a tradition of counting down the days or weeks until Christmas. But why do we do this? Why do some Christians countdown formally, with candles and a devotional, and others with small gifts or treats? Is this tradition Biblical, or even helpful, for a Christian family to keep? Pastors Ben Shoun and Brett Moore share their thoughts.