It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Holidays are upon us and Christmas is fast approaching. One of my favorite memories is counting down the days to Christmas on our family Advent Calendar. It survived four moves, two kids and is going strong after 40 Christmases. Now that I have children, we have started our own Advent Calendar traditions. This year we added a new fun way to countdown the days. We’re doing it the Disney way!
Disney has several options for Advent Calendars this year. From books, to socks, to Tsum Tsums there are plenty of choices!
I personally loved this option and this is what our family will use to countdown this year. This collection includes 24 paperback books of Disney classic stories and new favorites. The books are miniature-sized and the shortened version of the story can easily fit into the bedtime routine. Each of the stories comes with the quality illustrations you expect from a Disney storybook and the favorite characters you love. The calendar includes the following books listed in no particular order:
- 101 Dalmatians
- Beauty and the Beast
- Cars 3
- Finding Nemo
- Lady and the Tramp
- Monsters University
- Peter Pan
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- The Incredibles
- The Incredibles 2
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King
- The Little Mermaid
- Toy Story
- Toy Story 4
I loved this idea because this is a gift they can keep using after the Holidays, unlike the calendars that give you a daily piece of chocolate. They can read and enjoy the books for years to come. We purchased our books from Amazon.com as part of the pre-order option. These calendars have already sold out several times due to popularity. While you’re waiting why don’t you watch a Disney Christmas classic movie? Check out Tiki Diva’s Top Ten Very Merry Christmas Movies.
Mickey Mouse and Friends Plush Advent Calendar
This plush wall hanging calendar has 25 numbered pockets each containing a surprise. The tree-shaped calendar comes with a adorable tree skirt featuring Mickey and the tree is topped with a gold Mickey ears ornament. Each day you will find a new miniature stuffed, satin plush character or icon. Characters include Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Chip, Dale Tinkerbell, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eyeore just to name a few. Icon pieces include ornaments, Christmas light bulbs, Gingerbread Mickey and Minnie plus many more. The pieces even come with a sticky backing which allows them to stick to the pocket flap. This calendar can be used for years to come to celebrate the season the Disney way.
Frozen 2 Advent Calendar
Do you wanna build a snowman? Count down to Christmas with Arendelle’s favorite sisters with this cute Advent calendar. The set features dolls of young Anna and Elsa and 24 additional pieces. Each day you open a new compartment to find tiny toys and accessories for the dolls. The front of the package folds out to be used as a play scene for the dolls. Everyone’s favorite warm hug loving snowman makes an appearance in the set as one of the surprises.
Diva Tip: The Mickey Plush and Frozen 2 Advent calendars are a ShopDisney exclusive and only available through their website.
The ever-popular Disney Tsum Tsum’s have their own calendar this year. The box is shaped like a sleigh and features pictures of various Tsum Tsums dressed in their Holiday finest. The flap folds down to reveal a play scene to set up these cute friends as you count down to Christmas. The set includes characters an accessories that can be stacked to create gingerbread and holiday-themed scenes. Included are 18 Tsum Tsums in large, medium and small sizes, six holiday-themed accessories and six seasonal headpieces.
Join Mickey and Friends as they countdown to the big day. The calendar includes eleven classic characters ready to celebrate the holiday season. Open a new tab daily to find customizable accessories, stickers, and gift boxes. It also includes several exclusive characters dressed is festive red and green outfits. The calendar itself features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto dressed in Holiday outfits around a Christmas tree with a flap that folds down into a playset.
Countdown with your favorite Disney Jr. characters this Christmas season! This fun set comes with eleven characters, five-holiday accessories to customize the characters and playset, five-character stickers and gift boxes. Characters in the set include Mickey, Minnie, Doc McStuffins, Bingo, and Rolly. I love the Minnie Mouse with the green glittery bow. Like the other Disney Advent calendars, this also has a fold-down flap for a play scene with the daily calendar as a backdrop.
Diva Tip: The Tsum Tsum, Mickey and Disney Jr. Advent calendars are available on Amazon and Prime shipping.
Looking for something for the older Mouseketeers in your family? Disney also offers his and hers Advent Sock Calendars!
- Disney and Pixar Holiday Advent Sock Sets for Women and Men available at the ShopDisney website. The also have a Disney Parks Holiday Food Advent Sock Set for Adults!
- Women’s Disney Mickey Mouse 12 Days of Socks, Women’s Disney Princesses 12 Days of Socks, Women’s Nightmare Before Christmas 12 Days of Socks all available at Kohl’s.
- Amazon has several sets of Disney Sock Advent calendars ranging from Princesses to Villians and everything in between.
I hope these calendars give you and your family new ways to countdown to Christmas Disney style! If you’re looking for more ways to decorate your home the Disney way for Christmas check out Disney Diva’s article on Decorating “Disney” for the Holidays.
Do you have a favorite Disney Advent calendar or way to celebrate the Holidays? Leave us a comment. We’d love to hear from you!
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