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.

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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.

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

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

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