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The best Advent calendars for 2021: Marvel, Star Wars, Doctor Who

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Countdown to the holidays just got a whole lot more fun this year, with a slate of new door calendars inspired by some of your favorite pop culture stars, shows and movies.

From a new Dolly Parton-themed advent calendar from Williams Sonoma to best-selling Funko Pop editions with “The Office” and “Pokemon”, here are the best advent calendars to get into the spirit of parties this year.

Dolly Parton Advent Calendar

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Parton’s door calendar features an illustrated image of the country singer, surrounded by a festive wreath. Behind each closed door are a variety of wrapped candies that are some of Parton’s favorite sweets, such as chocolates, caramels, gummies, and mints.


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Home Alone: ​​The Official AAAAA Advent Calendar

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This charming holiday classic makes the perfect festive Advent Calendar, featuring a pop-up tree with 24 paper ornaments that recall some of the film’s most memorable scenes. Some of Kevin’s misadventures include the tarantula incident, the aftershave gimmick, and his many audio gags to allay suspicion. Not only does the calendar come with a booklet called “Kevin’s Guid to (Harmless) Holiday Pranks,” but you can add a unique decorative piece to the tree each day to put up during the holiday season.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar: Macabre Delights

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Any fan of the cult classic will enjoy this ghoulish advent calendar, which brings together the best parts of Halloween and Christmas for a nostalgic countdown to the holidays. The Tim Burton-inspired calendar includes mini books, note cards, ornaments and other references to the iconic 1993 film.


The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar: Macabre Delights

$29.99
$17.69


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Harry Potter Advent Calendar

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Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Travel to Honeydukes this festive season with this premium ‘Harry Potter’ Advent Calendar, filled with some of the best treats found at Hogwarts. From Ron’s favorite lemon sherbets to bubbly Whizbees and Gummy Frogs, this wizard-themed calendar is the perfect gift for any “Harry Potter” fan with a sweet tooth.


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Funko Pokemon Advent Calendar

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“Catch ’em all” in this Funko Pokemon Countdown Calendar, whose doors hide 24 different Pokemon Pocket Pops to add to your collection.


Funko Pop Pokemon Advent Calendar

$59.99
$34.99


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Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar (33% off)

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No Funko Pop collection is complete without your favorite Hogwarts characters. This all-new “Harry Potter” edition includes minifigures of Hermione, Ron and Harry, among dozens more, so you can recreate the most iconic scenes from history.


Funko Pop Harry Potter Advent Calendar

$59.99
$29.99


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The Office Funko Advent Calendar (33% off)

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Add to your Funko Pop collection with this fun “Office” themed advent calendar, featuring animated characters from your favorite Dunder Mifflin employees, including Dwight, Michael, Jim, Pam and more.


office advent calendar

$59.99
$29.00


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Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

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This all-new Marvel x Lego mashup features exciting new MCU merchandise and accessories hiding behind each of the 24 doors. Along with buildable pieces like a Quinjet and Avengers Tower, the set also includes new minifigures of the Avengers themselves, including Black Widow, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos and Nick Fury.


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Harry Potter Advent Calendar

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If a ‘Harry Potter’ marathon is part of your holiday tradition, then you need this all-new Hogwarts-inspired Advent Calendar from Lego, complete with buildable minifigures you can use to recreate your favorite scenes from the magic franchise. At the end of the month, you’ll have Ron, Hermione, Draco, Dudley Griphook and Harry Potter minifigures for imaginative play and collecting.


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Star Wars Advent Calendar

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Prepping for the holidays gets the intergalactic treatment with this detailed Star Wars set, updated to include merchandise from Season 2 of “The Mandalorian.” Behind each door is a buildable vehicle, weapon or accessory inspired by the popular Disney Plus series, plus seven minifigures from the series, including Mando, Baby Yoda, Scout Trooper, Storm Trooper and Tusken Raider, among others.


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Doctor Who TARDIS Advent Calendar

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It’s a must-have seasonal gift for any “Doctor Who” fan. Crafted in the shape of the Doctor’s iconic blue time machine, the premium cubic calendar is filled with high-quality goodies inspired by the sci-fi series, such as beautiful coasters and a Santoran egg cup.


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Classic Horror Movie Countdown Timeline

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If you’re a fan of horror movies, then this bespoke advent calendar is for you. Behind each window are beautifully illustrated scenes from 30 classic horror films spanning the 1920s to the 1970s. Plus, you can flip the calendar to learn more about each film, including title and descriptions that accompany each artistic image.


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Friends Advent Calendar

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Courtesy of Amazon

Celebrate the holidays with Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe this year with this best-selling “Friends” advent calendar, an updated version of the popular calendar released last year. Each of the 25 cubes comes with unique keepsakes inspired by the show, ranging from paper ornaments to recipe cards. Plus, it’s currently a #1 bestseller on Amazon, so you’ll want to grab one quickly before it sells out.


Friends Advent Calendar

$29.99
$25.49


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Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

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The Disney Storybook Advent Calendar is also a #1 bestseller on Amazon, serving as the perfect pre-holiday gift for any child looking to immerse themselves in one of the storybooks. fantastic images of Disney. The set includes 24 pre-packaged mini books, including classics such as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Snow White’.


Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

$29.99
$25.53


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Super Mario Advent Calendar

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Advent Calendar is already selling out fast on Amazon. The set includes 17 minifigures from the beloved franchise, such as Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser and Toad. The 3D pop-up build lets you display your figures throughout the month, serving as a fun seasonal decoration to add to any room.


Super Mario Advent Calendar

$99.99

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