My annual look at the unusual ways in which the Viennese count down the days until Christmas.

A perennial favorite, the Bier Advent Kalendar. This was the first one to appear in the grocery, and the first one to sell out.


In the, “What does Sexy, Creepy, or Freaky have to do with Advent?” category, these calendars.

The Swiss chocolate purveyor, Lindt, seemed to focus on a particular audience with this calendar, though I am not certain of whom that audience was comprised. Regardless, this calendar sold out quickly at the grocery, as well.


“24 Sparkly Surprises,” all within reach of your mobile device.


How are we counting the days?  With sugar and spice and everything nice.