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Christmas Tree Advent Defined

The anticipation of Christmas is considered by many one of the great joys of the season. These days there are websites and social media groups dedicated to counting down days to Christmas and cable television channels have adopted a countdown to Christmas as a way to get all their new holiday content shown during the […]

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I was a bit confused by the ending paragraph:

But like Santa Claus advent is a strictly religious element adopted by secular celebrants of Christmas and stripped of its original meaning and purpose, continuing the tug-of-war over who “owns” or created Christmas in the first place.
I was under the impression that this site recognized Christmas as both religious and secular counter to those fringes who would have folks believe there is a war on Christmas. That being the case, I guess I don't understand the usage of "strictly", tug of war, or inferred ownership. There would seem to be plenty of "adoptions" of various shapes and sizes by both "sides" (for want of a better term).
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