Yes, this is how I think of Advent. In our present state of missing the point of Christmas, I think of Advent as a way to fight back – a Jesus v. Santa Smack down.
“In this corner, weighing in at well over 200 pounds, and dominating the retail scene from Halloween to December 24 is Santa Clause, also know as the Reindeer Runner…in the other corner is the Lord, trim and already a victor. This will be a 27 rounder, from November 27 to December 24…”
Advent give you a chance to read and reflect on the history of the Promise from the earliest days (Genesis 3) through the prophets and down to the birth of Jesus (Luke 2). The story is not over until He returns. There is a lot there. So I encourage you to find a reading plan and follow the story.
Here is a place to start –Readings
Here are some more – More Readings