Sometimes it is so annoying so much of the symbols and ideas relating to Advent and Christmas are taken and bent to secular aims. No this is not just another rant against the materialism of the season leading up to Christmas. One of the things that has been adopted to secular purposes is the Advent Calendar. It is very common now that such calendars leading up to Christmas are used to promote just about anything and usually with a materialist purpose. They seem to be popping up everywhere with each day in the calendar promoting something else.
The latest example of this is:
For those not in the know this is from the latest version of the game Angry Birds which just released a new version. Oh well I can pull the Catholic both/and and both prepare for Christmas on each day of Advent and play Angry Birds.
Originally an Angry Birds Halloween app was released and now it has been updated for Christmas. This is a very popular game first introduced on the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS platform and the original game was also later released on Android. Angry Birds is very addictive as I well know and it took me a while to get three stars on all levels and versions of this game.
One nice thing about the new version is that the new levels only become available as the calendar date arrives. This is quite good news for me that I am limited to only trying to get three stars on one level per day which gives me time to play Cut the Rope pray.