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Advent Calendar Thread

CelloCello Registered User regular
Hey guys!! It's 24 + x days until Christmas and you know what that means. Time to open a little box and/or square and/or wrapper a day and find a little surprise inside!

Anyone get any cool or weird Advent Calendars? Want to share what you got with the class every day until Christmas?

A local ice cream lady has been making ice cream advent calendars the last few years, and I managed to get one of the pre-orders someone forgot to pay for. One single serving of ice cream a day, and she'll be posting on her Instagram what each flavour is to match. Very excited for this.

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    My wife usually gets me the Lego Star Wars advent calendar. Am excite!

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    We've got a beer and a wine advent calendar, because tis the season, looking forward to two small drinks each day.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    My mom got my kids these cool advent bracelets. I'll see if I can share pics when they start opening them.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I got a canvent calendar thing.

    It’s a liquor store in Victoria with an online presence and they’ve been doing it (that I know about) for like six years, and they’re all one off/test beers by breweries around the country. It’s fun cause you know there are a bunch of people trying the same beer that day.

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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    my partner has produced a holiday tea advent calendar for us!

    and also bought me one with little marzipans which he thought were assorted (which are not) but which i shall enjoy eating immensely anyway.

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    Lucedes wrote: »
    my partner has produced a holiday tea advent calendar for us!

    and also bought me one with little marzipans which he thought were assorted (which are not) but which i shall enjoy eating immensely anyway.

    I also got a tea advent calendar, and also a jam advent calendar with 24 small pots of different jams. Gonna have a tiny fancy tea time every day

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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    oh! we got the bonne maman jam advent calendar last year and it was delightful, though at the end we had quite a lot of toast and jam to get through.

    we're still using the little 1oz jars for various small things.

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I got a canvent calendar thing.

    It’s a liquor store in Victoria with an online presence and they’ve been doing it (that I know about) for like six years, and they’re all one off/test beers by breweries around the country. It’s fun cause you know there are a bunch of people trying the same beer that day.

    Ok this sounds awesome, just ordered one for myself.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    I did the advent calendars as a kid, but it's a habit that's fallen off as an adult. I guess there's more than the ones with the little chocolates in them nowadays? Neat.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I got a canvent calendar thing.

    It’s a liquor store in Victoria with an online presence and they’ve been doing it (that I know about) for like six years, and they’re all one off/test beers by breweries around the country. It’s fun cause you know there are a bunch of people trying the same beer that day.

    Ok this sounds awesome, just ordered one for myself.

    We can be big dumb beer snobs together fuzzbutt.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    I've never had an advent calendar

    Dunno where you'd even get something like that

    But I barely celebrate Christmas

    Uriel on
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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    I did the advent calendars as a kid, but it's a habit that's fallen off as an adult. I guess there's more than the ones with the little chocolates in them nowadays? Neat.

    In the last 4 or 5 years or so there've been a lot of little trendy ones coming out

    Inquisitor mentioned a sake one, I've seen makeup and perfume ones, local chocolate shops have made their own advent calendars with fancy truffles and such, lots of fun varieties!

    It turns out having a little daily ritual where you get surprised with some small nice thing you like is fun

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    RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Advent calendars were never a thing for me as a kid, so that hasn't been a thing I've ever considered for myself as an adult either.

    For our kiddo's first Christmas we got my mother a wooden advent calendar house that she could fill with whatever to do with her grandchild. Man, she liked the idea but could never be bothered to actually put in any effort, I always had to collect everything to put in it so they'd at least still have the shared holiday ritual.

    Even that only lasted a few years, now I just get her one of the Lego calendars they can open together.

    I feel like the only one that actually puts in any effort for Christmas in the family here. I most of the time have to get myself something and wrap it or I wouldn't get anything either. Maybe I should try and find one for myself this year.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Do they make premade cocktail Advent calendars?

    I'd try that

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Yes


    Although this particular one is German, but there should be American, too, I guess

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Yes


    Although this particular one is German, but there should be American, too, I guess

    Some local distilleries might have 'em too, or at least just small sized liquor flavours

    I know one of my favourites, a moonshine/gin/vodka/etc company, has a little 12 day one they're putting out

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    SleepSleep Registered User regular
    We do two “advent calendars” for our kid Nod. One is a traditional one with numbered doors. We use that one for Christmas activities. So stuff like going to get a Christmas wreath/tree, or going to local Christmas shows, or even just decorating or breaking out specific Christmas toys, or even just listening to Christmas music (if we’ve had a rough day). Just to make sure we do something Christmas like every day with them. The second “calendar” is a box of books (individually hidden in cloth bags) that Nod gets to pull one from every day.

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    I have played a few of the Exit “escape room in a box” type things, and it turned out they made an advent calendar last year (which I missed) and a different one for this year (which I managed to grab).

    So that’s what I’ll be starting up in a few days.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    It is day one, it’s a cryo neipa. Nice, decent hop levels with low resin flavours.

    Also in this photo is my elaborate setup to hide each can. I get the can out of the box without looking at it, put it behind me, place one stubby holder on it then place another on top so I can place it in the fridge for the next day.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I guess it isn’t in a photo if I forget to attach it. de8uute7gfmu.jpeg

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    I friend I visited over Thanksgiving is going to be sending me a beer advent calendar, as he got two from his job. Trying to decide whether I want to get caught up over a single evening or if I should pace myself.

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    I friend I visited over Thanksgiving is going to be sending me a beer advent calendar, as he got two from his job. Trying to decide whether I want to get caught up over a single evening or if I should pace myself.

    My plan is if I miss any days, they get saved for the 25th.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I got an Italian cookie advent calendar.

    I am pleased.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    Last night's flavour? Nutella! With some Nutella cookies in it which I didn't even know was a thing!

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    My previous advent calendars have all been chocolates that I inhale immediately after waking up, so it's kind of a nice change to have it be a nightcap I look forward to all day instead

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    I have just been made aware of cheese-a-day advent calendars, and I have a powerful new life goal for next year.

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    Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    I got a Pokémon advent calander each day I get a little guy day 1 was Charmander.

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    Ikea advent calendar: day one was a vanilla truffle. I forgot yesterday's. :sweat_smile: I haven't done an advent calendar in forever!

    So, chocolate for breakfast!

    Oh... yay. Coconut nougat. (I do not like the texture of coconut.) ..Oh well! Day 3 awaits.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    Yesterday: strawberry! Apparently the most requested milkshake base this year. It tasted a lot like those strawberry and cream hard candies that old people give you (when I personally prefer Werthers but hey, free candy!!)

    Today will apparently be vanilla chai! Option to include it in a cup of tea is suggested. (I will probably just inhale the ice cream, frankly.)

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

    What if sometimes you feel like a nut?

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Chall wrote: »
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

    What if sometimes you feel like a nut?

    I always feel like a nut
    Almond Joys are one of my favorites

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    21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    i'm visiting my dad and picking up my advent calendar tomorrow because i'm a special enby whos worth it. :)

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Chall wrote: »
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

    I have no pithy response, you are genuinely the first person I have known to like coconut in chocolate. Congratulations!

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Chall wrote: »
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

    I have no pithy response, you are genuinely the first person I have known to like coconut in chocolate. Congratulations!

    Mounds and Almond Joy are very popular candies, those are just chocolate and coconut

    Honestly I just like coconut anything, give me all the coconut

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    tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    pooka wrote: »
    Ikea advent calendar: day one was a vanilla truffle. I forgot yesterday's. :sweat_smile: I haven't done an advent calendar in forever!

    So, chocolate for breakfast!

    Oh... yay. Coconut nougat. (I do not like the texture of coconut.) ..Oh well! Day 3 awaits.

    I am also doing the Ikea advent calendar! I appreciate the good chocolate this has, even if like you coconut isn't my favorite.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    Chall wrote: »
    I assume a significant number of people must like coconut shavings in chocolate, since it keeps showing in every batch of assorted chocolates ever made, but I have never met these hypothetical people

    Hello! I enjoy coconut in chocolate, AMA

    I have no pithy response, you are genuinely the first person I have known to like coconut in chocolate. Congratulations!

    Mounds and Almond Joy are very popular candies, those are just chocolate and coconut

    Honestly I just like coconut anything, give me all the coconut

    Coconut is amazing. I love haystack cookies.

    My wife is currently going through the star wars advent calendar. It is another solid one. Lots of great stuff.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I used to munch on shredded coconut from the bag when I found it in the pantry after my mother finished her baking spree

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    I hated the texture of shredded coconut. It's like chewing paper.

    Then I went to the Philippines and had fresh buko. Delicious

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Here's the bracelet so far:

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    1: the bracelet
    2: red bead
    3: snowflake
    4: reindeer


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