We decided instead of and Advent calendar this year, the kids would take turns opening a book each night before Christmas. The kids were very excited. Some of these books were already in our collection and some were new books.
What you look like when you are allowed to pick the first book (I put their names in a hat and drew Manny's as the first name.)
What you look like when you are over-tired and you are not allowed to pick the first book: