When I was a child, my family lit the candles of an Advent wreath every evening until Christmas, 1 candle, then 2 and finally 4 candles on the fourth Sunday. We sang wonderful hymns including O Come, O Come Emmanuel. My parents loved the evening office hymns which we sang in Latin, following along in my Mother's or Father's Liber Usualis. I remember the O Antiphons and Conditer alme siderum (Creator of the Stars at Night.) I look forward to listening on-line to the Advent service at St. John's College. For me the anticipation of Christmas throughout Advent is as important as the day itself.