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Not Your Kids’ Advent Calendar: 6 Grown-Up Ways to Countdown to Christmas

By Meredith Carroll |

Adult advent calendars


Advent calendars are meant, in part, to celebrate the anticipation of Christmas. However, for certain adults, the days leading up to Christmas can be filled more with dread and endless to-do lists than good tidings and cheer.

Thankfully, Santa has arrived early this year with a batch of advent calendars that contain plenty of cheer — and are meant for grown-ups-only to help get through what can be the chaos of the Yuletide season.

Take a look (and a bite or a sip):


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Sorry, Kids. These Advent Calendars are Adults-Only.

Whiskey Business

If you're not kidding around, this is the advent calendar for you (with apologies in advance to your liver).
Three cheers to the Master of Malt for knowing just what will help get us through the month of December

Photo credits: iStock

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About Meredith Carroll


Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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