When asked what their favourite christmas traditions were this one came up as the girls most favourite.
Our 'read a Christmas Book every night in December' tradition.
Each year I buy one or two new Christmas books that we then wrap in newspaper and leave in a basket next to the Tree. The girls take turns choosing one each night. Over the years we have started to amass quite a few. I also borrow some from the library to shake things up a bit - so we don't get sick of the same ones. That said they have their favourites... some which get read multiple times!
So not only do we have advent we have books to read to help us count down the days. One day I will number the books at exactly 25 with tags and it will be another true advent.