Only 49 Sleeps!

Once Halloween’s over, the countdown to Christmas starts. (With only 49 sleeps until the big day, there really isn’t a moment to lose!)

I noticed a variety of Advent Calendars on my travels. I can’t buy mine this early because I eat any chocolate the moment it comes into my house, but for those who like to plan ahead (and have a reasonable amount of self-control!) the stores are full of them.

For purists, there’s the basic, chocolate-a-day version. At only $1 per calendar, why not splurge and enjoy two or three chocolates each day? (If one chocolate is good, more have got be better, right?)
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A little more upscale, the Kinder Surprise Calendar combines chocolate with nifty little toys. Sounds like a perfect Christmas combination!
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If chocolate’s not your thing (are there really non-chocoholics out there???) the Lego Advent Calendar is a fun and playful way to count down the days until Santa arrives.
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For those with more adult tastes, there is the beer Advent Calendar. Why not? Nothing says Christmas like counting down to the holidays with a brewski a day!
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4 thoughts on “Only 49 Sleeps!

  1. Really? Only 49 sleeps to go! There’s not enough time!!! December is always crazy because both my kids have their birthdays in December too. I think I need that beer advent calendar, I wonder if I can buy that in England. I saw a picture of one last year that somebody had made themselves at home which was a wine one, with a bottle of wine for each day, that’s even more hardcore than the beer one!

    When we were kids we were happy with just having a picture behind each day’s flap, remember? Now everyone’s like – noooo, I need food and gifts in there! (and when I say “everyone”, I’m including myself!).

    • My parents weren’t cheap or poor, but I never had an Advent Calendar–not even one with only pictures behind the flaps. I think to make up for that, I need to find myself a wine and chocolate Advent Calendar. It would be the perfect ending to every busy December day.

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