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To tink that my DD and the dog have been shortchanged becuase there is no chocolate in the Advent calendar for Christmas Day?

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LaRaclette Wed 24-Dec-14 06:36:53

Advent calendars always used to have the biggest and best chocolate for Christmas Day, but not now - zilch, nothing, de nada! Another way of the manufacturers increasing their profits, I suppose - but it does seem a bit Scrooge like!

jaggythistle Wed 24-Dec-14 06:38:55


Proper advent calendars used to stop on Christmas eve.

All this big chocolate on Christmas day is a new fangled thing IMO. grin

SuperMumTum Wed 24-Dec-14 06:39:17

YABU advent calendars have never had anything on 25th Dec in my memory. You get plenty of other things to open that day.

XmasEveDallas Wed 24-Dec-14 06:40:01

I don't ever remember an advent calendar going up to the 25th. In all my years, every calendar has stopped at 24th.

On Xmas day there will be chocolate in stockings, so no need for another door.

jaggythistle Wed 24-Dec-14 06:40:23

(Although someone gave me a Thornton's one with a small bar of chocolate for tomorrow and I didn't turn it down or anything)

ElphabaTheGreen Wed 24-Dec-14 06:42:53

I agree that advent calendars have pretty much only ever gone up to the 24th and that one on the 25th is new-fangled/a bonus.

That said, I do wish DS1's calendar had a 25th, as I'm not looking forward the the Christmas day tantrum when he doesn't get his daily chocolate. hmm

FishWithABicycle Wed 24-Dec-14 06:43:30

It's an advent calendar. Advent stops on 24th. Calendars that include 25th are very rare, and have been as long as I've been alive, because 25th is not part of advent. There's plenty of other chocolate available before breakfast on 25th.

ElphabaTheGreen Wed 24-Dec-14 06:44:25

He's 2.7yo, BTW, just in case you're envisioning a prostrate and squalling teenager fgrin

londonrach Wed 24-Dec-14 06:45:58

I remember chocolate advert calenders finishing on 24tg too. Yabu

Iggly Wed 24-Dec-14 06:46:15

Short changed?

Hahahahaha. If your house is like ours then there will be a lot of chocolate flying around tomorrow.

PunkrockerGirl Wed 24-Dec-14 06:46:57

The clue' s in the name. It's not advent any more on 25th December.

insancerre Wed 24-Dec-14 06:48:28

You don't get one on the 25th

LaRaclette Wed 24-Dec-14 06:49:16

Ok, thanks for your replies - I will be able to explain it to my DD, not sure about the dog though!

elspethmcgillicuddy Wed 24-Dec-14 06:49:37

You know chocolate is poisonous for dogs...

callmewhatever Wed 24-Dec-14 06:49:48

Who bought the advent calander? Surely you have had 24 other day to notice this sneaky trick by the manufacturer grin

LaRaclette Wed 24-Dec-14 06:53:58

Don't worry, the dog has his own 'dog friendly' advent calendar!

I bought the Advent calendars a while ago, so no excuse; my DD has drawn my attention to the omission this morning.

And yes, there is plenty of other chocolate to eat here......

EhricJinglingHisBallsOnHigh Wed 24-Dec-14 07:19:49

Christmas morning you get the chocolate coins in the stocking to guzzle first thing, nobody is missing out on chocolate!

Sparklingbrook Wed 24-Dec-14 07:25:24

I am baffled. Advent calendars have always ended on 24th haven't they? confused

CassieBearRawr Wed 24-Dec-14 07:30:00

Advent calendars end on the 24th because advent ends on the 24th.

I'm sure your dog will understand OP, if you need to start a new thread for support we'll be here to hold their paw grin

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 24-Dec-14 07:33:34

No, they've always stopped on the 24th!

I have seen some that continue to the 25th but that seems wrong to me.

Honeydragon Wed 24-Dec-14 07:33:56

My dogs one has an extra big bonus treat for today <<smug>>

KnackeredMerrily Wed 24-Dec-14 07:36:22

Yanbu it's always been the way but it's always annoyed me!

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 24-Dec-14 07:44:33

Advent is from advenire / adventus meaning coming or a thing about to happen. By the 25th it has happened.

OddBoots Wed 24-Dec-14 07:46:17

Do I remember than in 1999 quite a few of them extended to New Year, or did I dream that?

Fluffyears Wed 24-Dec-14 07:47:42

You did used to get a bigger chocolate on 24th but now ot's same size sad

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