Nope, These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Advent Calendars

Nope, These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Advent Calendars

The Christmas count down is on, and these advent calendars will make the process oh-so fun!

By Courtney Thompson

If your house is anything like mine, the Christmas music clicked on just as you were clearing your Thanksgiving table. Confession: I’m a bit of a Christmas crazy, one of those people who would like lights on the house year-round and “Santa Baby” as my perpetual background noise. And while my husband tires of the soundtrack after about a week, my kids thankfully inherited my unabashed love for all things Christmas. Their little minds exploded with excitement when they got to pick out our tree this year, we’re all decked out in matching family jammies at night and we sing “Jingle Bells” on our daily drive to school. Yep, we’re that family.
But this is the first year my kids have wrapped their heads around what Christmas actually is—Read: Santa is coming, and he’s bringing them some loot. And they are waking up every day screaming, “Is it Christmas today?!” So as fast as my fingers could type, I ordered an advent calendar to give them some literal context as to how far away we are from the big day.
To my surprise, advent calendars aren’t what they once were—those paper boards where you peeled back tiny doors to reveal a microscopic drawing. Nope, today’s advent calendars are creative masterpieces, some with backlighting, some crafted out of rustic wood, and others still that can be hung on your wall like art. So whether you’re looking for pretty holiday decor or, like me, need to temper your kiddos’ excitement for the next few weeks, grab one of these advent calendars for your home this season.

Advent Calendar Garland


BUY FROM: Joss & Main, SALE $18.99 (Regularly $29.99, 37% Off!)

Advent Calendar Pillow


BUY FROM: Joss & Main, SALE $30.95 (Regularly $42.99, 28% Off!)

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar


BUY FROM: Horchow, SALE $65.25 (Regularly $125, 48% Off!)

Threshold Stocking Countdown Banner


BUY FROM: Target, SALE $17.49 (Regularly $24.99, 30% Off!)

Threshold Wood Countdown Calendar


BUY FROM: Target, SALE $24.49 (Regularly $34.99, 30% Off!)

Jeco Inc. Wooden Advent Calendar with Lights


BUY FROM: Wayfair, SALE $32.99 (Regularly $44.99, 27% Off!)

Northlight Santa Hanging Advent Calendar


BUY FROM: Wayfair, $30.99

Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden & Magnetic Tree Advent Calendar


BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $15.99 (Regularly $19.99, 20% Off!)

Planet Gold Juniors' Advent Calendar Holiday Sweater


BUY FROM: Macy’s, SALE $29.99 (Regularly $49, 40% Off!)

LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit


BUY FROM: Amazon, $49.95

CP Toys Christmas Tree Snowman Advent Calendar with Ornaments


BUY FROM: Amazon, $49.95

Telluride Advent Calendar


BUY FROM: Pottery Barn Kids, SALE $38.99 (Regularly $79, 50% Off!)

Deer Antler Advent Calendar


BUY FROM: Etsy, $100

Kurt Adler Wooden Nutcracker-Shaped Advent Calender 


BUY FROM:, $49.33

Be & Liv Tree24 Christmas Calendar


BUY FROM: Amara, $122

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