The 10 Best Christmas Countdown Calendars!

While as adults the month of December just seems to fly by with too much to do in too little time! But for kids- those 24 days crawl at a snail's pace! But using one of these Christmas countdown calendars can make all 24 days special in a small way!

While as adults the month of December just seems to fly by with too much to do in too little time! But for kids- those 24 days crawl at a snail's pace! But using one of these Christmas countdown calendars can make all 24 days special in a small way!

Using a Christmas countdown calendar like these is meant to add joy to your December- not stress! So choose small items that can hide inside that are easy to buy or create. I love the ideas included on this list from The Organized Housewife which can be used either for an advent calendar or for stocking stuffers.

But my favorite idea for a Christmas countdown calendar is to have the kids open a card that gives them something to do every day that leads up to the holiday. You can find a great list of ideas that would work for this from Crafts on Sea!

felt Christmas Countdown Calendar with Pockets

Felt Christmas Countdown Calendar with Pockets

I love this felt Christmas countdown calendar This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. because it can hung anywhere- on a Command hook on a wall or on the back of a door. And I think the grey felt with the red and white pockets looks so festive!

Lego Advent calendar

Lego Friends Advent Calendar

We used Lego countdown calendars with our kids one year- and it was so much fun to open the window and pull out the mini-lego kit for the day. They would assemble that days' creation while I made breakfast! I love this version- a Lego friends advent calendar This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. that creates tiny ornaments!

free printable christmas countdown calendar

Free Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar

This is such a beautiful idea and easy to pull off because it's a set of free printables! Courtesy of Skip to My Lou!

wood light up christmas countdown calendar

Personalized Wood Light Up Advent Calendar

If you are looking for something truly stunning that will become a beautiful part of your holiday decor- this Christmas countdown calendar This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. is handcrafted from wood and features LED light-up components. How wonderful would it be to have your kids pull open one of these sweet drawers every day?

festive stocking garland

Knit Stockings Garland

If you have a long wall or a mantle that can hold a garland-style display- these beautiful knit stockings This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. are so festive! Each stocking measures 46 so there's room for a small toy or piece of candy inside!

print and fold christmas countdown calendar

Print and Fold Tree Countdown Calendar

Willow Day has a sweet free template that you can print, cut out, fold, and glue together to create a display of countdown trees!

christmas countdown village

Christmas Countdown Village

I love these sweet little boxes This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. that you can fill with treats to countdown to the holidays!

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Chocolate advent calendar

Chocolate Countdown Calendar

If you are planning on filling your countdown calendar with chocolate anyway- why not buy one that's already pre-filled This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. for you with yummy chocolates?

muffin tin advent calendar

Make a Countdown Calendar from a Muffin Tin!

I found this super simple idea over at BHG just take a muffin tin, hide the tiny surprises in each cup, and then cover each one with a disk of paper! So cute!

Christmas Countdown bags

Countdown Bags in a Basket

I love this idea of putting items in these adorable muslin bags This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. and placing them in a basket for kids to open every day!

Looking for Some More Holiday Ideas?

Will you be counting down the days until Christmas with your kids this year?

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