Pop Insider Senior Editor James Zahn joined The List to talk about the best pop culture advent calendars to make your holiday season bright. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below. For the holiday season’s geekiest gifts, be sure to check out Pop Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide.
Pop Culture Advent Calendars on The List
Kids will love counting down to Christmas with these new advent calendars! Comes in A Christmas Story and Super Mario! A Christmas Story includes 24 windows to open filled with fun and silly 1-inch figures from the movie! Pop-up diorama pieces add to the fun as kids can display their figures all season long. The countdown to Christmas just got more fun this holiday season with the Super Mario Advent Calendar. This holiday-themed advent calendar is full of surprises. Reveal a 2.5-inch scale figure or accessory each day to start or add to collections. Includes 24 popular Super Mario characters and accessories, featuring Ice Luigi, Princess Peach, Light Blue Yoshi, and first releases of a special Santa Mario, Snowman Mario, Snowman Luigi, and more. Each figure and accessory is hidden behind a numbered door so kids don’t know what they’ll get next!
These Pint Size Heroes collectibles are a cute, compact, and containable way to collect the crazed animatronic characters. Open the tiny doors to reveal one of the 24 FNAF Pint Size Heroes. There are holiday twist and black light versions of fan favorite characters to add a festive flare to any display. Vinyl figures range in height — depending on character — from approximately 1.5-inches to 2-inches tall.
Rediscover this charming holiday classic with this interactive advent calendar featuring a pop-up tree, 24 paper ornaments recalling the film’s most memorable moments, and a bonus booklet of Kevin’s misadventures. Open the book to reveal original illustrations of the McAllister’s living room, kitchen, basement, Kevin’s bedroom, treehouse, and more. Reveal a new ornament each day of December and watch the pop-up tree come to life. Collectible ornaments feature moments like McCallister’s lawn jockey statue to Harry’s gold tooth!
Travel to the Old West with Back to the Future Part III Advent Calendar. Join Marty McFly as he travels back to 1885 to save his old friend — Doc Brown — from the hands of Buford Tannen. With 24 surprises leading up to Christmas, reenact the heroic adventure from the discovery of Doc Brown’s letter to using dynamite to open the mines. Once all the pieces are revealed, quickly repair the iconic DeLorean time machine (sold separately) to make it back to 1985. Set includes six figures, terrier Copernicus, horse, letter from 1885, hubcaps, wheels, and other accessories.