I think the only thing better than Christmas is the lead-up to Christmas. You’re continuously playing holiday music, baking so much that you forget what life without cookie dough is like and snatching up gifts for your loved ones until your wallet runs dry. One of my most favorite traditions is the Advent calendar, a special countdown to Christmas that, in its typical form, contains mini chocolates or presents for every day in December leading up to Christmas Day.
Then there are the Advent calendars that go above and beyond when it comes to gearing up for the holidays. They skip the chocolate and trinkets and go straight to the big guns: wine bottles, beauty products, coffee, the works. Now, none of the calendars on this list are going to be quite as magical as Abby’s in “The Holiday Calendar” (you know you watched and loved it, don’t lie), but they’ll nonetheless be sure to brighten up your December.