Unusual Advent Calendars 2012

by TerriRexson

Are you looking for a unique or unusual advent calendar to countdown to Christmas this year? This collection includes advents calendars that are a bit different.

Find Advent Calendars that are a bit different! I love the build up to Christmas. I think it's fun for adults as well as children. I do love traditional advent calendars but sometimes it's nice to try something a bit different.

Read on to discover some unusual advent calendars so you can enjoy December in your own style and have a conversation piece that everyone will ask about.

Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar House

This advent calendar is wonderfully different and still very traditional at the same time. 

It takes a while to work out what is going on there but it's worth it. 

This stone resin advent house is made from four pillars. On the inside you'll find Clement C Moore's A Night Before Christmas poem with illustrations. 

Inside the house are tiny ornaments to hand on the windows of the house in the countdown to Christmas. 

Pillars Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar Set

Advent features a month of fun activities! Place each token on the corresponding day as the month of advent progresses. Displayed as a home, or line up to reveal a peak into ...

Only $99.99

LEGO Build Your Own Holiday Countdown Candle

LEGO Build Your Own Holiday Countdown Candle
Only $242.99

Lego Advent Candle

You've probably seens the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and Lego City Advent Calendar. But what about an advent candle that you build from festive Lego countdown blocks. 

Remove a block each day and the candle will get shorter and shorter as Christmas day approaches. A modern twist to the traditional advent candle. 

A Porcelain Advent Calendar

Thomas Kinkade make delightful collectible advent calendars. This Santa with Christmas tree advent calendar comes with 24 traditional Christmas ornaments in a storage box. The calendar is hand-painted and very collectible. 

The Christmas tree has 25 golden LED lights and a crystalline star topper making it very pretty. A lovely calendar for adult Christmas lovers. 

Hallmark Countdown to Christmas Magnetic Countdown Calendar

with 24 Magnets
Hallmark Countdown to Christmas Magnetic Countdown Calend...

Magnetic Advent Calendar

This Hallmark Countdown to Christmas magnetic advent calendar is very sweet. 

The calendar itself has magnets so can be stuck onto a fridge. 

It comes with adorable Christmas themed magnets, one for each day of advent, that look like decorated cookies. 

Topped with a festive bow, this calendar is great for giving your kitchen a festive touch. And adults and children alike will enjoy adding the Christmas cookies as we get closer to the big day. 

Schmidt Advent Calendar 2011

Schmidt Advent Calendar 2011

Lebkuchen Advent Calendar

Christmas cookies

Well this is a great idea. This Schmidt Advent calendar is filled with German Lebkuchen.

Lebkuchen are spiced cookies in various shapes covered with chocolate or frosting. 

Mmm. We're big Lebkuchen fans in our house. 

This advent calendar is beautifully designed and makes a lovely advent gift. 

Hallmark 2011 Christmas Countdown Ornament

2011 Hallmark " 'TWAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS" Countdown Ornament
Only $19.95

Musical Christmas Countdown Ornament

The 2011 Hallmark " 'TWAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS" Countdown Ornament features a jolly Santa preparing for Christmas. 

On each day of advent you turn the knob to increase the number. Then you get to listen to one of 24 different stories - a new one each day. 

You listen in as Santa and his helpers make toys and prepare for Christmas. (Batteries included.)

What a fun idea!


I hope you found an Unusual Advent Calendar

The first advent calendars were simply marks made with chalk, or cuts into wood with a knife. There's something appealing about continuing a tradition that our ancestors followed, but adding our own modern twist and evolving the tradition. 

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Merry Christmas

Ho ho!

Have a wonderful Christmas. 

Updated: 08/23/2012, TerriRexson
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sheilamarie on 10/26/2011

Nice Advent calendars!

dustytoes on 10/24/2011

I have a few reusable advent calendars generally geared towards kids and nothing as fancy as these!

samsons1 on 10/24/2011

beautiful, I love the holiday buildup also...

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