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Advent Calendars Have Come A Long Way

Do you remember getting Advent calendars when you were a kid? If you actually had any self-discipline at that age, and not many of us did, you would look forward to opening only one little window and eating only one piece of chocolate each day. However, if you were like me, you would knock out a week's worth of windows when you woke up each morning and be done with the whole thing in four days. So much for anticipation.

Advent calendars have come a long way since the Decembers of my childhood. There's a lot more available behind those little windows besides chocolate these days, especially toys and beauty products. Here are some Advent calendars alternatives for kids and adults:

Barbie Careers Advent Calendar

The Body Shop Advent Calendar

Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts Advent Calendar

David's Tea Advent Calendar

Disney Frozen Olaf's Frozen Adventure Advent Calendar

Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar

Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar

Jelly Belly Giant Christmas Advent Calendar

Haribo Candy Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Kellogg's Variety Advent Calendar

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Mega Bloks Minions Movie Advent Calendar

Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar

Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar

Pandora Charms Advent Calendar

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

Pringles Advent Calendar

Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar