How annoying was THAT?!
Its a scientific fact that the anticipation of Christmas induces a gravitational field in the brain of every child, causing time to slow down expotentially from December 1st through December 25th. Things like Advent calendars and Blue Peter merely served as additional forms of mental torture, culminating in the ultimate 'event horizon' of Midnight Mass. Aaaargh! But it was worth it for all that lovely, sweet new Lego on Christmas morning.
Also, the little doors wouldn't stay open properly.
And all that paper killed trees.
But now you don't have to kill trees. Or burn $60 on yet another Town-themed official Lego Advent calendar set. Because every year MisaQa (one of my favorite builders from Japan, the official home of all things Christmas, obviously) creates a virtual Lego advent calendar, featuring a new MOC every day, around a central theme. And I'll be featuring the 2009 collection as it unfolds, right at the top of my side bar, for your festive pleasure!
I also recommend looking at her prior Advent calendars...