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Advent calendar doors – open or torn off?

49 replies

Celebelly · 12/12/2019 12:04

Settle this debate between me and DP (who is about to be DH as of 3pm tomorrow Grin )

He thinks you rip the advent calendar doors off once you open them (YABU)
I think you leave them on and just have them ajar (YANBU)

Also are they doors or windows? I've said doors but maybe they're windows! Anyway...

Go to it!

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Am I being unreasonable?


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crispysausagerolls · 12/12/2019 12:08

Open and ajar! Although toddler does his best to destroy...


DeadBod · 12/12/2019 12:08

Doors. Left open. Ripping them off makes the calendar look bare.
Congratulations for tomorrow Flowers


Nowisthemonthofmaying · 12/12/2019 12:09

Open! Ripping is ugly


Clangus00 · 12/12/2019 12:09

Good luck tomorrow!
Definitely leave them on (I call them doors too).


ManCubsMama · 12/12/2019 12:10

What kind of heathen rips the doors off an advent calendar?


ShinyGiratina · 12/12/2019 12:10

Open and ajar


BaronessBomburst · 12/12/2019 12:11

Ripped off indeed! Cancel the wedding!Grin


WillYouDoTheFandango · 12/12/2019 12:11

I agree with mancubs. Ripping them off is absolute savagery!


edamismadebackwards · 12/12/2019 12:12

Windows, opened then closed over again 😂
Best of luck for tomorrow!


MyNewBearTotoro · 12/12/2019 12:13

I’d call them doors and I definitely wouldn’t rip them off - that would look messy to me.

However assuming you both have your own advent calendars it’s unreasonable for either of you to expect the other to follow their preference. You do yours and he should do his. If you’re sharing then you are both unreasonable not to just have your own!!


Celebelly · 12/12/2019 12:13

opened then closed over again

This is a possibility I'd never even considered! Madness!

Thanks for the best wishes Smile I'm titting about posting stuff on MN instead of the million other things I should be doing!

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halloumi2019 · 12/12/2019 12:20

I close them back again too!

Ripping them off seems savage and keeping them open seems messy? But I suppose they do decorate the inside of the flap for a reason


Chinainmyhand · 12/12/2019 12:28

Ooh good luck how exciting.


Genderwitched · 12/12/2019 12:38

Opened gently, then closed again for next year ( I'm looking at you mother )


mumofftwo · 12/12/2019 12:42

I rip them off


HariboLecter · 12/12/2019 12:43

I open then close again.

Work gave everyone an advent calendar this year, a few people have left them at work. One person I considered to be a friend, rips the doors off. I am now revaluating the friendship (light-hearted a little )


Rosere · 12/12/2019 12:46

They're doors. They open (and not ripped off, although DH and I have differences on this too 😂) All the best for tomorrow. Congrats.


UndertheCedartree · 12/12/2019 12:46

Open and leave ajar and they are doors! YANBU!


Laiste · 12/12/2019 12:59

Leave on AND re-closer here.

It looks neater.


Laiste · 12/12/2019 13:00

AND if the doors are all reclosed it takes DD5 longer to find the right door each day. A few more moments of peace for me Grin


tillytrotter1 · 13/12/2019 00:05

My youngest, years ago before chocolate calendars were in UK, Dec 1 eat the lot then close the windows again and pretend for the rest of the month. We pretended that we didn't know .


Tuliptulip · 13/12/2019 00:09

Rip them off?? Shock Shock Shock LTB -it’s not too late! Wink


SlightlyStaleCocoPops · 13/12/2019 00:10

Only animals tear the doors off.


Fr0g · 13/12/2019 00:14

of course you don't rip them off - that's wierd
Definitely grounds to reconsider plans for tomorrow,


draughtycatflap · 13/12/2019 00:19

He rips the doors off advent calendars?! What a heathen. He probably likes to smash in the proverbial back doors too. Definitely a keeper.

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