If you’ve already eaten your entire Advent calendar, you’re in good company
Christmas is a time to spend with family, to give to others, and to share in the joy the season brings. It’s a time to reflect on our blessings, to relive the magic of the holidays through our children’s eyes, and most importantly, a time to eat Advent calendar chocolates.
Like, all of them. In one day.
The Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. The season of Advent lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day, but most calendars begin on December 1st. Lots of them have tiny little flaps or doors that open to reveal an appropriately themed holiday scene inside, but no one notices this level of detail if there’s also chocolate hiding in there.
Yes, chocolate-filled Advent calendars are a thing, and a damn wonderful thing at that. We get to wake up and have chocolate for breakfast every single morning for 25 days in a row. Well, it should mean we get chocolate for breakfast every day for 25 days. But that assumes humans have self control and can leave all those other little mouth parties safely inside their doors for the entirety of the holiday season.
But since there aren’t locks on these doors, it also means there’s a slight chance the chocolates don’t actually make it for a full 25 days. According to some folks on Twitter, it can mean they don’t even make it for one day.
It’s nice to know some of us (ahem) are in good company. Unfortunately, this now means my kid’s Advents may be at risk since mine met an untimely death this year. “Gee kids, I don’t know why none of your calendars have chocolates behind doors number 11-15. You’ve obviously done something to upset Santa.”
It seems these folks aren’t faring much better:
It looks like this lady ate all of her’s before Thanksgiving. Well played:
Look, it’s been a long damn year. It’s clear we’re all at the end of our rope, so if eating 25 little chocolates in one sitting while hiding in our closet with the door locked makes us feel a tiny bit better about the world, so be it.
This woman is my new hero:
Perhaps those of us struggling with our calendars should add “only eat one Advent chocolate per day” to our New Year’s resolution list, right after “eat healthier” and “practice more patience.” It’s worth a shot, anyway.
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