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Started by helbel on Dec 1, 2017 8:59:03 AM
What did you get in your Advent Calendar today?

I'm opening my first window tonight!

invicta - 01 Dec 2017 09:06:49 (#1 of 511)

I have two stupid ones from a supplier who is trying too hard. Last year's contained chili vodka (just what I need), this year's is 24 bottles of craft beer. Too big to take home, so we may have a party instead.

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Dec 2017 09:08:01 (#2 of 511)

I didn't get anything because I'm not 4.

so I have to work all day before I can open it.

invicta - 01 Dec 2017 09:09:52 (#3 of 511)

I have a chocolate one too, from another supplier.

Ricolas - 01 Dec 2017 09:10:52 (#4 of 511)

My daughter found a picture of a reindeer. I am hoping Grandma does not get her a chocolate one. I disapprove of those.

Electro2 - 01 Dec 2017 09:10:53 (#5 of 511)

It's too cold to open the window.

darkhorse - 01 Dec 2017 09:12:07 (#6 of 511)

We are middle class parents.

We source our traditional (i.e. no chocolate, just pictures) advent calendars from the St Martin-in-the-Fields charity Christmas card market.

Choirboys and bellringer in the first windows opened by excited little fingers this mornin. Awwwww.

Rendered - 01 Dec 2017 09:13:00 (#7 of 511)

Your children must despise you.

darkhorse - 01 Dec 2017 09:17:21 (#8 of 511)

Generally we’re a bit slacker parents. But even I draw the line at chocolate in the morning.

Ricolas - 01 Dec 2017 09:21:47 (#9 of 511)

But even I draw the line at chocolate in the morning.

Too right.

Moschops - 01 Dec 2017 09:22:56 (#10 of 511)

Oh cock, forgot to get the advent house out of the loft

AlanII - 01 Dec 2017 09:23:30 (#11 of 511)

Our garage gave us one full of chocolates when we got our Winter tyres but, I'd finished most of it before I even got home.

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Dec 2017 09:24:48 (#12 of 511)

Our kids don't have chocolate ones. They have lego ones. You get a bit of lego every day. It's amazing. And absolutely completely worth £35.

HouseOfLametta - 01 Dec 2017 09:28:20 (#13 of 511)

A picture of a sheep in wellies.

darkhorse - 01 Dec 2017 09:28:53 (#14 of 511)

I see.

That is only marginally more expensive than a charity picture advent calendar from the St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas card market.

Sunfish - 01 Dec 2017 09:29:34 (#15 of 511)

Two angels, a robin and a sledge here. No chocolates for the spry because a) we are Not Common and b) if we wanted shit chocolate we’d buy a Hershey bar.

Tomnoddy - 01 Dec 2017 09:58:27 (#16 of 511)

I have a chocolate calendar from a supplier. It came with a pen with a roll-out periodic table and, on the other side of the rolled out bit, a list of common solvents and their properties. And a proper 2018 calendar.

Too bad they sent it to Mr Tomnoddy and I had to queue outside the student mailroom in the freezing wind for half an hour.

Still, free choc this evening :)

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Dec 2017 10:01:55 (#17 of 511)

Now an advent calendar with a window for each of the elements would be worth having.

Tomnoddy - 01 Dec 2017 10:04:17 (#18 of 511)

A chocolate one, yes. Examples of the elements, less so, except ingots of Au, Ag, Pt (and possibly Pd) maybe.

darkhorse - 01 Dec 2017 10:05:20 (#19 of 511)

Get somebody you don’t like to open window 92, though.

AwayFinnAManger - 01 Dec 2017 10:09:47 (#20 of 511)

A reindeer shaped chocolate for me and Nipper 2, a Lindt ball of some description for MrsFinn, a Christmas Tree shaped choc for Nipper 1 and a miniature Kinder bar for Nipper 3.

Also a jelly baby each from the elves in the Advent Train.

And a short story about bears doing something Christmassy, from an advent calendar story thing my dad bought Nipper 1 when he was little, will be read when I get home from work.

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