I gave our advent calendar a little more attention this year and incorporated some Christmassy quotes, scriptures, carols and even jokes to read out each day. Of course chocolate was not to be left out, but in this day and age, we parents try our best to balance such things with what will hopefully enrich and deepen the characters of our little ones.
(The Nativity book we used.)
Joke: What is the best Christmas present in the world?
Answer: A broken drum, you can't beat it!