Poll

How many windows do you think an advent calendar should have?

24
22 (62.9%)
25
6 (17.1%)
A different number
1 (2.9%)
Advent calendars are Satan's baubles
6 (17.1%)

Total Members Voted: 35

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Advent calendars: how many windows?
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:18:07 am »
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T42

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:39:07 am »
24. Count 'em:



Trouble is that when you open these ones there's a bloke inside saying "Now, about your rates payment...".
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 08:44:22 am »
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:59:01 am »
With electronic toys being so popular with kids these days, does anyone here think that the days of the advent calendar are numbered?

Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 11:10:44 am »
With electronic toys being so popular with kids these days, does anyone here think that the days of the advent calendar are numbered?

Well my wife still sends hers sons one each year. They're 40 and 42.
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 11:12:38 am »
For the time being they continue to offer a window into the soul of Advent.
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 11:15:54 am »
When I've finished handing Jurek his coat...

Advent calendars these days are for grown ups. Since I stopped living with them, the boablets have had pretty fancy advent calendars, Yankee Candle, nail varnishes etc. This year, they're not getting Christmas presents (what's the point? They are all financially independent and buy what they want/need) just the calendars.
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 11:24:44 am »
I'm enjoying my daily bottle* of gin throughout December. Though I'm away for a week before Christmas, so there will be double rations on the remaining few days before Chringletide.

*50 ml, not 750 ml.
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 11:40:11 am »
With electronic toys being so popular with kids these days, does anyone here think that the days of the advent calendar are numbered?

Well my wife still sends hers sons one each year. They're 40 and 42.
Ours complain if they do not receive theirs

Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 10:12:30 pm »
I voted 24 but, as we were saying at home just last week, Advent doesn't normally start on 1 December, so it should probably be "another number". Definitely can't have one for 25th though ;D

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 10:16:03 pm »
Advent calendars are so 20th century.  Advent colanders are where it's at.
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 10:42:20 pm »
There's a hole in that argument somewhere. In fact, it leaks like a sieve.

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 11:03:05 pm »
365?
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 11:04:18 pm »
365.241?
Quote from: Kim
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 11:05:37 pm »
4
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 12:47:32 am »
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 12:49:46 am »
365.241?

366.242?

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 01:04:17 am »
4

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 05:49:00 am »
24 but I live overseas. Had one as a kid with 25, not from UK so I thought "What the F***" ??? ???

ElyDave

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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 06:50:31 am »
4

You are a Blue Peter lad, aren’t you!

only if Janet Ellis is involved  :P
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 08:41:40 am »
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 08:46:02 am »
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 08:52:27 am »
4
Round, square, arch and, err, Christmas tree-shaped?
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Re: Advent calendars: how many windows?
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 09:25:21 am »
only if Janet Ellis is involved  :P
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