When you’re a kid, there’s nothing like the anticipation of Christmas. The wait feels endless, so you try to fill the days with as much holiday-related goodness as possible, hoping it’ll make the days move just a little bit faster. You start acting nice, for fear of being on the naughty list. You watch every Christmas movie and special that network television will put in front of you. And, if you’re lucky and have extra-generous parents, you count down the days with some kind of advent calendar, which sates your appetites for toys and surprises until Santa makes his big trip around the globe.
If you want your child to have the fun of opening up a just-a-little-something each day, these toy advent calendars for kids are just what Santa’s elves ordered. But which ones to choose? This year, Disney’s Storybook Collection is the most sought-after kids’ advent calendar. LEGO and Playmobil are also still popular, offering a variety of different countdown playsets to satisfy different kid tastes. See below for our favorite toy advent calendars. (When you’re done picking one out, you’ll need this advent calendar for yourself.)