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Best advent calendars to buy in 2020 – from LEGO to Frozen 2



It may only be September but brands are already launching new advent calendars thick and fast.u00a0

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The variety of advent calendars in 2020 goes way beyond the typical cheap chocolate. Every film, TV and video game now has an advent calendar and with it comes collectable figures, toys or books hidden behind each door.u00a0

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That being said, what better way to countdown the days until Christmas than with the help of your favourite character.u00a0

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But, with this much choice, it can be difficult to know which advent calendars are worth the money. So, weu2019ve selected a few for our fellow film and TV lovers to help save you some time.u00a0

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This yearu2019s offerings include everything from fan-favourites like Star Wars and Harry Potter to Christmas staples in the form of Nightmare Before Christmas and The Snowman.u00a0

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So, whether youu2019re looking for yourself, friends or family, here is our pick of the best advent calendars on sale in 2020.u00a0

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LEGO Star Wars

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It is the 10th year LEGO has graced us with a Star Wars-themed advent calendar and 2020u2019s calendar includes a festive-looking Poe, droid D-O wearing a Christmas hat and plenty of spaceships. If that wasnu2019t enough, it also ties in with the release of a new LEGO Stars Wars Holiday Special, which will be on Disney+ from 17th November.

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Buy now at John Lewis for u00a324.99

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LEGO Harry Potter

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This yearu2019s LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar is also about the Yule Ball. Complete with six minifigures, a Yule Bull invite, a piano and a Beauxbatonu2019s carriage, this calendar is sure to please anyone who grew up on the films (or books).

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Buy now at John Lewis for u00a324.99

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Playmobil Back to the Future

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Following the news Back to the Future is being turned into a West End musical, fans of the u201980s classic are now being spoilt with a Playmobil advent calendar. Available to pre-order now, the set has 97 pieces in total including the iconic characters of Marty McFly and Doc. Suitable for children aged 3+.

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Buy now at Smyths for u00a329.99

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Pokemon

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Poku00e9mon is a franchise that never seems to tire of merchandise as this advent calendar proves. Behind the 24 doors, youu2019ll find 16 Poku00e9mon Battle figures and eight Christmas-themed accessories including fan-favourites Pikachu, Squirtle and Jigglypuff.

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Buy now at Smyths for u00a334.99

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Fortnite POP!

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With over 350 million players, Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. There are 24 4cm Pocket POP! figures in total with fans able to get their hands on Fishstick, Merry Marauder and Leviathan.

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Buy now at Amazon for u00a349.99

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Nightmare Before Christmas POP!

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Inspired by the magic of Tim Burtonu2019s The Nightmare Before Christmas, this advent calendar celebrates everyoneu2019s favourite Halloween-meets-Christmas medley. With 24 POP! minifigures hiding behind its doors, what better way to get into the festive spirit.

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Buy now at Smyths for u00a349.99

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Friends

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The sit-com may have finished over a decade ago, but anything with Friends branding continues to be a hit. Available for pre-order now, this yearu2019s calendar includes all your stationery needs from coffee-scented rubbers to self-inking stamps. Thereu2019s even a trivia quiz so you can test how much of a true fan you really are.

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Buy now at IWOOT for u00a324.99

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Disney Frozen 2 Storybook Collection

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This Frozen-themed offering is ideal for those looking to replace the usual sugar or plastic-filled advent calendars. There are 24 books in total, each individually packed in a festive envelope. Each book allows you to join Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf on a new Christmas adventure. If you prefer, there are also Disney and Marvel-inspired Storybook advent calendars, too.

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Buy now at Amazon for u00a312

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Peppa Pig

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For the younger family members, this Peppa Pig advent calendar includes the whole family and a range of festive decorations. From Peppa and George to a Christmas tree and Santa himself, there is plenty of toys here to keep young children entertained way beyond the Christmas period.

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Buy now at Argos for u00a320

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The Snowman and the Snowdog Music Box

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It is safe to say that this hat-wearing snowman has probably been on the periphery of every Christmas you can possibly remember. Celebrating the 1982 short film, the calendar reveals a character each day u2013 each accompanied by a riddle u2013 and it can even play songs including u201cWe wish you a Merry Christmas!u201d, u201cJingle Bellsu201d and u201cDing Dong Merrily on Highu201d. We canu2019t think of anything more Christmassy.

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Buy now at John Lewis for u00a325

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Best advent calendars to buy in 2020 – from LEGO to Frozen 2

Christmas is fast approaching – here are the best advent calendars on offer this year.
It may only be September but brands are already launching new advent calendars thick and fast. 
The variety of advent calendars in 2020 goes way beyond the typical cheap chocolate. Every film, TV and video game now has an advent calendar and with it comes collectable figures, toys or books hidden behind each door. 
That being said, what better way to countdown the days until Christmas than with the help of your favourite character. 
But, with this much choice, it can be difficult to know which advent calendars are worth the money. So, we’ve selected a few for our fellow film and TV lovers to help save you some time. 
This year’s offerings include everything from fan-favourites like Star Wars and Harry Potter to Christmas staples in the form of Nightmare Before Christmas and The Snowman. 
So, whether you’re looking for yourself, friends or family, here is our pick of the best advent calendars on sale in 2020. 
It is the 10th year LEGO has graced us with a Star Wars-themed advent calendar and 2020’s calendar includes a festive-looking Poe, droid D-O wearing a Christmas hat and plenty of spaceships. If that wasn’t enough, it also ties in with the release of a new LEGO Stars Wars Holiday Special, which will be on Disney+ from 17th November.
Buy now at John Lewis for £24.99
This year’s LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar is also about the Yule Ball. Complete with six minifigures, a Yule Bull invite, a piano and a Beauxbaton’s carriage, this calendar is sure to please anyone who grew up on the films (or books).
Buy now at John Lewis for £24.99
Following the news Back to the Future is being turned into a West End musical, fans of the ’80s classic are now being spoilt with a Playmobil advent calendar. Available to pre-order now, the set has 97 pieces in total including the iconic characters of Marty McFly and Doc. Suitable for children aged 3+.
Buy now at Smyths for £29.99
Pokémon is a franchise that never seems to tire of merchandise as this advent calendar proves. Behind the 24 doors, you’ll find 16 Pokémon Battle figures and eight Christmas-themed accessories including fan-favourites Pikachu, Squirtle and Jigglypuff.
Buy now at Smyths for £34.99
With over 350 million players, Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. There are 24 4cm Pocket POP! figures in total with fans able to get their hands on Fishstick, Merry Marauder and Leviathan.
Buy now at Amazon for £49.99
Inspired by the magic of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, this advent calendar celebrates everyone’s favourite Halloween-meets-Christmas medley. With 24 POP! minifigures hiding behind its doors, what better way to get into the festive spirit.
Buy now at Smyths for £49.99
The sit-com may have finished over a decade ago, but anything with Friends branding continues to be a hit. Available for pre-order now, this year’s calendar includes all your stationery needs from coffee-scented rubbers to self-inking stamps. There’s even a trivia quiz so you can test how much of a true fan you really are.
Buy now at IWOOT for £24.99
This Frozen-themed offering is ideal for those looking to replace the usual sugar or plastic-filled advent calendars. There are 24 books in total, each individually packed in a festive envelope. Each book allows you to join Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf on a new Christmas adventure. If you prefer, there are also Disney and Marvel-inspired Storybook advent calendars, too.
Buy now at Amazon for £12
For the younger family members, this Peppa Pig advent calendar includes the whole family and a range of festive decorations. From Peppa and George to a Christmas tree and Santa himself, there is plenty of toys here to keep young children entertained way beyond the Christmas period.
Buy now at Argos for £20
It is safe to say that this hat-wearing snowman has probably been on the periphery of every Christmas you can possibly remember. Celebrating the 1982 short film, the calendar reveals a character each day – each accompanied by a riddle – and it can even play songs including “We wish you a Merry Christmas!”, “Jingle Bells” and “Ding Dong Merrily on High”. We can’t think of anything more Christmassy.
Buy now at John Lewis for £25

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