What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than swigging a festive bourbon first thing in the morning?
Maybe your boss wouldn’t agree with the sentiment but that hasn’t stopped Jack Daniels putting their own spin on the festive period.
The iconic drink brand are the latest to try their hand at pimping the traditional advent calendar and it could be our favourite take yet.
“If there’s one thing that’s true at Christmas, it’s that holiday spirit is meant to be shared. Good thing we put it in a bottle. For over 150 years, people over the world have celebrated the festive spirit with those who matter the most, by sharing a glass or two of Jack Daniel’s.”
“This year, friends of Jack Daniel’s can share the holiday spirit with the Jack Daniel’s Holiday calendar – a Tennessee twist on the traditional holiday calendar. Behind each door of the holiday calendar, friends of Jack will find one of their favorite Jack Daniel’s bottles.”
Only available to buy in Asda, the Jack Daniel’s calendar has something over the rest of the competition. While munching through the same chocolate for all of December can get pretty monotonous, the Jack calendar offers a variety of flavours. For your £60 you get mini bottles of Jack Daniel’s No. 7, Tennessee Honey, Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, and Single Barrel.
As a final treat, one of the doors also contains a 5cl Jack Daniel’s hip flash that conveniently attaches to your key ring. We obviously don’t condone drinking at work, but a nip of Jack would definitely perk up that morning coffee.
Here are a few of our other favourite takes on the advent calendar so far…
Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Funko has released a brand-new advent calendar, and this is something you actually might want to buy early as it’s almost definitely going to sell out immediately.
It’s full of Harry Potter miniatures, so you can build your very own Harry Potter scene. Amazing, right?
The description of Amazon reads: “Featuring the Wizarding World’s favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts and house elves, this Harry Potter advent calendar promises a very jolly Christmas indeed, especially when paired with treacle tart and a mug of hot Butterbeer.”
Pringles Advent Calendar
The festive season is already well underway, and as we try to pick that all-important advent calendar, the best brands out there are trying to get our attention.
Shared by Money Saver Online, the site could hardly contain its excitement that B&M is bringing back its Pringles calendar. If you weren’t already sold, the tempting price of £7.99 is sure to force a few Pringles patrons to part with their cash.
O.M.G! NEW Pringles Advent Calendars at B&M!…
Although you get a mini can of your favourite flavour, there are only 12 doors to open. Don’t worry though, that’s still plenty of Pringles to munch through for the 12 Days of Christmas. Also, I can think of worse mornings than waking up to a tub of Pringles.
Whether crunching through a 40g tub of Original, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, or Texas BBQ Sauce, there’s something for everyone and the Merry Pringles advent calendar is sure to be another big hit.
It’s a little disappointing that fan-favourite flavours like Steak, Paprika, and Nacho Cheese aren’t behind the doors, but who knows, maybe Pringles will gift us a proper calendar next yet?
If you haven’t already raced to the bargain store to pick up your Pringles calendar, you probably should. Crisp addicts saw the benefit of a festive Pringles calendar last year and the entire stock was sold within days.
Forget a cheese advent calendar or one where you get tiny bottles of gin, who really cares when the other option is those salty little discs of joy?
Safe to say, Money Saver Online’s post has already gone viral and gathered hundreds of comments. If stocks do sell out, the calendar is available to buy on Amazon at the inflated price of £20.
Pray to the Pringles gods that there are still some calendars out there somewhere. If not, add them to your Christmas list and post it to Santa ASAP.
Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar
Cue some Darth Vader-inspired heavy breathing, LEGO is bringing back its Star Wars advent calendars for 2018. From casual fans to full-blown Wars whores, this is one Christmas collectible that everyone will want hanging on their door this year.
The world of LEGO Star Wars started back in 1999 and has expanded quicker than Han Solo can do the Kessel Run. After the runaway success of LEGO’s Star Wars calendar last year, the brick-building behemoth is cashing in on that Christmas cheer all over again.
Available now from the LEGO Store, the Star Wars advent calendar offer 24 chances to build your own Empire or Rebellion, First Order or Resistance. Someone is obviously just going to open all the doors at once, but where’s the fun in that?
Although there are no Wookiees or Darth Vader, the joy of opening an advent calendar has never been so magical. Also, while characters like General Merrick and Guavian Security Soldier may seem like a wasted door, there are plenty of memorable characters. LEGO fans will notice Rowan from LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, while The Last Jedi‘s Rose Tico is also a must-have collectible.
Blast your way across the galaxy in General Grievous’ Starfighter, take on a rathar, or display a Christmas-themed moisture vaporator on your windowsill. Also, once you’ve opened the calendar, you can play with your new minifig’s on the specially-designed playmat. Before anyone asks, no you’re never too old to play with LEGO, just try not to choke on the small parts.
Last year ‘may’ have been slightly better with the likes of the Millennium Falcon and Santa BB-8, but 2018’s Rebellion snowman is still pretty cute. Don’t worry though, the 2017 edition can still be found over on Amazon.
The combination of those colourful brick and the galaxy far, far away was already a match made in heaven, but add the festive season to this and you’re onto a winner. Practice your best Yoda impression, because from games to TV series and even short movies, “LEGO obsessed Star Wars are we?”
At £24.99, the calendar is a little more expensive from those chalky chocolate ones your nan gives you, but come on, it’s LEGO STAR WARS!
Primark Disney Bauble Advent Calendar
Christmas is but a mere four months away, and while it still feels like we should be trying to make the most of any ounce of summer that is left before autumn arrives, shops and retailers don’t think that way.
For them, Christmas starts in June and the build-up is just the longest period in the world. I used to work in hospitality, and we’d start planning our Christmas menu in April, so I’m definitely one of those that is all about waiting until the right time to PROPERLY enjoy the festive season.
However, this bit of news about Primark’s latest Christmas offering is just too good to keep quiet, and while it may be a few months away you’re definitely going to want to keep this in your calendar, as they’re likely to fly off the shelves once they’re introduced onto the shop floors.
Remember last year, Primark officially dropped some absolutely STUNNING Disney Christmas tree baubles? There were Mickey Mouse ones, Minnie Mouse ones, Beauty and the Beast ones, and they were all ranging a fiver or so each? Well, turns out the retailer has thought much bigger this year round – as they’re bringing out an entire 25 day of Christmas advent calendar. Oh, boy!
The 25 Days Of Disney Baubles collection will set you back £15, and works out at around 60p a bauble. I would bet my last quid on what everyone’s Christmas tree theme is going to be this year.