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7 Advent Calendars To Help You Count Down to Christmas

By Julia Bottles | November 28, 2016 11:52am

NEW YORK CITY — The countdown is on. 

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the December holidays are fast approaching. To help you or your kids keep track of the days until Christmas, we've collected some of the most festive advent calendars.

There are plenty of fun ways to get in the holiday spirit — and even some calendars for those who celebrate Hanukkah:

Holiday House

Holiday House Advent Calendar, Sur La Table

This little red house house — complete with a festive wreath — is all decorated in the holiday spirit. Each of the windows opens so you can place a small gift inside. 

Wooden Tree

Countdown to Christmas Wooden Religious Advent Calendar, Melissa & Doug

This magnetic advent calendar has 24 ornaments and a shining star tree topper to help kids count down to Christmas. There's also an attached wooden ornament box to keep the pieces together in storage.

Hanukkah Flags

Hanukkah Advent Calendar, Etsy
Price: $58

This fabric banner is a festive way to mark the days of Hanukkah. Each flag, which measures about 6x7 inches, has a pocket that can be stuffed with goodies for each day of celebration.


Star Wars R2-D2 Advent Calendar, Pottery Barn Kids

Count down to Christmas and celebrate the release of "Rogue One" on Dec. 16 with this R2-D2 calendar. The cloth wall hanging has pockets you can stuff with treats and can be personalized with a child's name.

Chocolate Calendar

Christmas 2016 Advent Calendar, Dylan's Candy Bar
Price: $14

Get a sweet treat every day with this Christmas-themed advent calendar. Kids will hunt for the right day before being rewarded with foil-wrapped chocolates.


Hanukkah Dreidel Countdown Calendar, Pottery Barn Kids

This blue and white felt Hanukkah calendar can be used from year-to-year. It has pockets to stuff little gifts in and can be personalized. 

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar, Etsy

If you're thinking ahead to next year you might consider this handmade felt stocking calendar. The maker has closed orders for this year, but will be available for 2017. Each day has a little pocket decorated with embroidery or felt figures like reindeer, robins, and angels.