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BEST Christmas Countdown Calendars You Need in 2022

BEST Christmas Countdown Calendars You Need in 2022

Christmas countdown calendars are a lot of fun for families all over the world. These calendars both celebrate the season of Christmas and the joy and spirit of the holiday season, in general. You guys, I love these Christmas countdown calendars because it's a great way to build excitement through the whole month of December. In 2022, making Christmas special is top priority. I searched the net and found the very best in countdowns this year. So excited to share this fun resource. This post may contain affiliate links.

For a while, everyone thought they were just for the little kids, but now you can find Advent calendars for adults, teens, tweens, pets and like basically everyone. So the whole family can get in on the fun. I had an absolute blast opening my own over the last several years and plan to do it all over again in 2022! Whoo hoo!

If you want to take opening your holiday countdowns to an all new level. I recently shared how I did mine last year over on Instagram stories and how I'm doing it all over again this year. Hopefully bigger and better. Be sure to follow Cutefetti on Instagram for all the best reveals!

Here's my suggestion:

Pair up with a friend or ten and share your Christmas countdown reveals by text, video, FaceTime or any messaging app leading up to Christmas day. It will be a blast. You get to open your own surprises but also live vicariously through your friend's reveals, too. Score. 


Don't worry, we're not going into a full-on history lesson here, but the history of Advent Calendars is pretty interesting. Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas or from December 1st to Christmas Day. For believers, it represents the coming of Jesus into the world. For everyone else, it's a time of extended holiday season festiveness, and it usually involves Christmas countdown calendars.

Advent calendars date back to the 19th century. The first calendar that we know of was a handwork piece made in about 1851. The first printed Advent calendar, and the precursor to the modern-day calendars we use, was handmade in the early 20th century where a calendar with 24 small candles attached to cardboard was made to represent each day before Christmas. Clever indeed.

Okay. Class dismissed. Let's get down to the fun part.


Christmas countdown calendars are great fun for everyone in the family (pets included). Of course, there are calendars for the kids, but there are also tons of calendars for adults these days, too. You can find everything from candy and Disney princesses for kids to alcohol samplers for adults. There's a sea of calendars out there so there's one for everyone in the family. I'm highlighting some of the best finds for 2022.

If you prefer to see images of most of my picks for 2022, you can head over to my Cutefetti Store on Amazon to see them easily.  

Note that really awesome Advent calendars can sell out SO quick... so don't hesitate to grab the ones you love in-store or online. They may not be available later.


First up, the best list of countdowns for FOODIES! There are many you can find online, but there are some really neat finds that you will find out in-stores closer to Christmas. Look for excellent foodie countdowns like the cheese countdown that was available at Aldi in previous years. I really want to get my hands on one of their cheese countdowns.

Here are my FAV food picks for 2022.

  1. Cheryl's Cookie Countdown, here. New Shoppers Can Save 25%.
  2. Williams Sonoma 24 Days of Baking Cookies
  3. Bonne Maman Mini Spreads and Honey Countdown, here.
  4. XO Marshmallow 2022 Marshmallow Advent Calendar, here.
  5. Best of Harry & David Advent Calendar, here.
  6. Sweetapolita Sprinkle Countdown, here. You can Save 10%.
  7. Keurig K-Cup of Cheer Advent, here or here.
  8. Kinder Milk Chocolate Countdown, here.
  9. McCrea's Caramel Countdown, here.
  10. 12 Days of Noodles, here.
  11. Seven Days of Sweets Countdown, here.
  12. Walkers Shortbread Countdown, here.
  13. William Sonoma Popcorn Advent here.
  14. Holly Dolly(Parton) Advent Calendar, here.
  15. 12 Candies of Christmas, here
  16. Harry Potter Candy Countdown, here.
  17. Winter Delight Holiday Popcorn Advent, here.
  18. Sugarfina 12 Tastes of Christmas, here.
  19. Vosges Haut-Chocolate Calendar of Advent, here.
  20. Aldi Cheese Countdowns, find in-store.
  21. NIPYATA! Boozy Advent Calendar, here. Save 20% off your first order with coupon code: ILOVEFUN20
  22. Sip & Savor Wine Countdowns for 21+ only, Save 20% on Subs 
  23. Woodford Reserve 8 Day Cocktail Countdown for 21+ only, here.
  24. Vintner's Choice 12 Days of Bubbles Advent Calendar, here.
  25. Oh Holy Cow, Jerky Countdown, here.
  26. Whittard Tea Countdown, here.
  27. 24 Day Hot Sauce Countdown, here.


Simple countdowns for the littles are a must. You want to choose one that is easy to open and reveals something useful or fun. My favorite pick for 2022 is the Pipsticks Gingerbread House here. It's more than just a countdown, it's basically an interactive time capsule with daily prompts. If you are interested and you can find one in stock, I wouldn't hesitate.

One of my favorite finds for smaller children that doesn't involve candy are countdown story books or this really cute sticker countdowns.

  1. 12-day Kawaii Christmas Countdown Calendar, here.
  2. American Girl Pop Up Advent Calendar, here.
  3. 25 Day Kids Wooden Rollercoaster Advent Calendar, here.
  4. Build-A-Bear Beary Merry Countdown, here (online only)
  5. Sesame Street: Advent Calendar Storybook Collection, here.
  6. Bluey Advent Calendar, here.
  7. Cry Babies Magic Tears Claus' Advent Calendar, here.
  8. Playfoam Snowy Friends Countdown, here.
  9. Meri Meri Nutcracker Theater Countdown, here.
  10. The Elf on the Shelf North Pole Advent Train, here.
  11. Barbie Christmas Color Reveal Countdown, here.
  12. PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar, here.
  13. Hatchimals Christmas Countdown, here.
  14. My First Makeup Countdown Calendar, here.
  15. Disney Countdown To Christmas Story Book, here.
  16. OurWarm Christmas Advent Calendar, here.


My very fav for the tweens? Slime countdowns! I did this one just for fun and it was my fav. Yes, a grown adult. It's fun revealing a new slime or sprinkles and mix-ins. Bath Bombs and Craft countdowns are fun choices, too.

This Haribo Candy Countdown might be good for younger and older kids alike here. I would most definitely enjoy it!

Then, of course candy countdowns will be a huge hit, too.

  1. Slime Advent Calendar, here.
  2. Fantastic Slime Countdown, here.
  3. Haribo Advent Calendar, here.
  4. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Science Advent Calendar 2022 here.
  5. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar, here.
  6. Funko Fortnite Advent Calendar, here.
  7. Pokémon Holiday Advent Pop-Up Calendar, here.
  8. Breyer Crafting til Christmas Advent Calendar, here.
  9. Fidget Advent Calendar, here.
  10. Jakks Gremlin's Advent Calendar, here.
  11. 24 Beautiful DIY Arts & Crafts Ornaments & Decorations here.
  12. Fizzle All The Way Advent Calendar, here.
  13. Mochi Squishy Advent Calendar, here.
  14. L.O.L. Surprise! 2022 Advent Calendar, here.
  15. Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter, here.


Here are my top picks to treat yourself with. Then, the gem of all gems? Beauty countdowns and I'm in love with the nail-polish calendars! There are some seriously over-the-top beauty countdowns out there, here are some of my overall fav picks for the ladies.

  1. Yankee Candle Tea-light Countdown, here.
  2. Yankee Candle Chocolate Advent Calendar Candle, here.
  3. Olive and June Advent Calendars, here.
  4. Sephora Wishing You, here.
  5. Holiday '22 OPI Advent Calendar, here.
  6. The Body Shop, Share the Love Advent, here


There are so many fun Disney Advent Countdowns to choose from. You have the classic chocolate calendars, sock countdowns, story countdowns and some really cool Funko Pop! countdowns. I am obsessed with how cute The Nightmare Before Christmas version is!

Last year I purchased a couple of countdowns that were exclusive to Disney parks, so if you live local or are visiting be sure to take a peek into some of the shops to see if you can find something unique.

  1. Mini Brands! Disney Store Edition, here.
  2. Lovepop Disney's Mickey and Friends Christmas Tree Adventure, here.
  3. Disney's Encanto Casa Madrigal Advent Countdown, here.
  4. Funko Pop! Disney Advent Calendar, here.
  5. 12 Days of Christmas Surprises for Girls, here.
  6. Star Wars Droid Factory Countdown (new), here.
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Pop-Up Book Advent Calendar, here.
  8. Funko Blacklight Nightmare Before Christmas Countdown, here.
  9. Just Play Disney Classic Countdown Calendar, here.
  10. Advent calendar Disney Mickey and Minnie Nordic Castle, here.
  11. Men's Star Wars 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar, here.
  12. Just Play Disney Doorables Advent Calendar, here.
  13. Star Wars: The Galactic Countdown Calendar, here.
  14. The Mandalorian The Child Countdown, here.
  15. Disney Countdown To Christmas Story Book, here.
  16. Star Wars: The Life Day Pop-Up Book and Advent Calendar, here.
  17. Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel, here.


Don't forget your furry friends. Don't leave Fido empty handed.

cat laying next to a cat advent calendar for christmas

Here are the best 2022 Countdown Calendars for your cats and dogs.

  1. Fancy Feast Advent Calendar 2022, here - they added treats this year.
  2. Merry & Bright™ Holiday 25-Day Toys Advent Calendar for Cats, here.
  3. More and Merrier Catnip Advent Calendar Cat Toy, here.
  4. Wüfers Dog Advent Calendar, here.
  5. Dreambone Furry Christmas Countdown, here.
  6. Seasons Treatings for Dogs, here.
  7. 12 Days of Advent Dog Toys, here.
  8. Refillable Dog Biscuit Advent Calendar, here.


Here are some of my favorite Advent calendars you can do as a family or display in your home.

  1. 12-day Kawaii Christmas Countdown Calendar, here.
  2. Family Games Countdown, here.
  3. Santa's Beard Christmas Countdown, here.
  4. Old World Christmas Ornament Countdown, here.
  5. 12 Days of Holiday Cookie Scratch Offs, here.
  6. Sleeps til' Christmas Wooden Sign, here.
  7. 12 Day Coin Countdown, here.
  8. Gingerbread House Countdown Tree, here. Not Available Yet.
  9. Dr. Seuss™ The Grinch Scratch ’N Reveal Advent Calendar, here.


There are many kinds of countdowns to choose from. Be sure to know what you are looking for because some calendars are basically empty so that you can choose to add your own goodies to them. Here are some beautiful picks that I found on my search below.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share one of the most expensive Advent calendars I have ever seen. That is the Wedgewood 2022 Christmas Advent Calendar House. Wow.


Looking for more fun ways to celebrate the holiday season this year?

Make this adorable Santa themed candy board. You are going to fall in love with the huge Santa gummy lollipops.

Time for some Ugly Sweater Shenanigans! Check out these fun Christmas party idea and don't forget to take plenty of pics.

Did somebody say cake? These reindeer mini cakes are as delish as they are adorable!


Whether you want a religious Advent calendar, a calendar for the kids, or even a calendar for the foodie in your life. There are so many Christmas countdown calendars here, there's one for everyone in your family. Be sure everyone in your family has one of these super fun Christmas countdown calendars so you can all enjoy the season together. 


Have you spotted any amazing countdowns this year? Leave a comment and let us know where you found it.

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Celeb Networth

Friday 23rd of October 2020

There are so many cute advent calendars for Christmas and it's really hard to choose only one. Thank you for sharing!

Dawn Lopez

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Truth! My pleasure! Hope you find the perfect picks for 2020!

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