It's so popular, 600,000 copies were sold last year

By Christina Butan
August 21, 2020 06:30 AM
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Believe it or not, Christmas is just four months away. For all you planners, that means it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to get your loved ones this year. Fortunately, presents for the little ones in your life might just be the easiest to shop for this season thanks to a collection of Disney and Marvel advent calendars that have been released on Amazon. 

If you’re not familiar with the Disney Storybook Advent Calendar, you’ll want to be. The popular advent calendar filled with 24 mini books was a best-seller on Amazon last year. In fact, publisher Igloo Books sold a whopping 600,000 copies — so many people pre-ordered it that it was completely sold-out by the time it launched in October.

Now, the highly anticipated advent calendar is back for the 2020 holiday season, and it’s available in three different editions. Alongside the classic Disney version, you’ll also find a Frozen-themed calendar, as well as a Marvel option. All three are available for pre-order on Amazon and are slated to start shipping on October 6.


Buy It! Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar, $26.99 (orig. $29.99);


Buy It! Marvel Storybook Collection Advent Calendar, $29.99;; Disney Frozen Storybook Collection Advent Calendar, $26.08 (orig. $29.99);

Igloo Books has also released Disney and Marvel Christmas countdown tins. The tins feature a wheel you turn every day for the week leading up to Christmas Eve, when a key will be revealed. The key opens the tin, which includes a Christmas storytime book, stickers, and more trinkets. These are also available for pre-order and will begin shipping in November.


Buy It! Disney Christmas Countdown, $29.99;; Marvel Countdown to Christmas, $29.99;

And if you missed out last year, don’t fret: The 2019 Disney Storybook Advent Calendar is still available for purchase, so you can stock up on both if you’d like.


Buy It! Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar (2019), $27.12 (orig. $29.99);

While it still may seem a little early, we definitely recommend pre-ordering your favorite storybook calendar now — they’ll likely be unavailable as we get closer to the holidays.