Countdown to Christmas: Advent calendars to brighten your holiday


Christmas will be here before you know it! Instead of dreading the days leading up to the big event, companies have been releasing creative advent calendars to help you spread the holiday joy over 30 days. A tradition that began in the early 19th century, there are now thousands of ways to countdown to Christmas. Here are our top picks.

For the wine lover:
Vinebox has brought back its ever popular twelve days of wine, to give you a boozer way to ring in the holidays. Too pricey for your taste? Aldi has launched their own version and it is much more affordable.

For a beauty queen:
Stay glamorous this holiday season with 25 days makeup, lotion and more thanks to the masterminds of Space NK Apothecary.

For your furry friends:
Dog lovers, look no further than Trader Joe's to get your best friend ready for Christmas.

For the cheese obsessed:
A truly inspired London food blogger helped make this cheesy calendar possible. Each day will surprise you with a different savory treat.

For the party animal:
If none of the other calendars are getting you in the "spirit," this is the one for you.

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