Let’s face it: Christmas is now hyper-commercialized, the true meaning overwhelmed by Black Friday. There’s the Youree Drive parking lot; short-tempered salespeople; and the restocking fee after you receive the small instead of the extra-large you ordered. Spoiled grand kids, burned lasagnas…there are plenty of reasons people are turned off and tuned out regarding Christmas. For Advent 2014, you are invited to take the “Wise Men” approach. Why not follow a star? In other words, let’s follow a route that eventually will land us at the manger’s side. Themes to be explored include silence, threats, anticipation, and readiness as Christmas once more approaches.