The countdown to Christmas has begun! Which means that instead of ticking off the days on your deranged makeshift home office whiteboard, there’s still time to keep track of how many days until Christmas via the shared cultural experience of the Advent calendar. The act of opening a little cardboard door in a calendar and popping out a weird-tasting chocolate is not relegated to children — and it’s not even relegated to budget candy.
These days you can get an Advent calendar full of just about anything — booze, socks (this is very popular!), little random gifts that you’ll probably never use but will still get a serotonin bump from receiving — and