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A 'National Lampoon' Advent Calendar Exists—Here's Where to Buy It

When we speak of the best family Christmas movies of all time, it's almost impossible not to bring up Home Alone, Elf, The Preacher’s Wife and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. So you can imagine our excitement when we found an advent calendar dedicated to the Griswold family's chaotic Christmas (that blessed our screens in the third edition of the National Lampoon series) for just under $100.

BTW, this is the first of its kind included in Pottery Barn's exclusive 'National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation' collection, including everything from pillowcases to a doormat inspired by the movie. So if you're just as obsessed with the movie as we are, it's worth checking out. Even casual fans will be impressed by its level of detail and craftsmanship—the calendar is made from MDF (an engineered wood) featuring an LED backing that makes the house light up, mimicking the over-the-top Christmas decorations from the movie.

And just as the movie always manages to make us laugh uncontrollably while also inspiring us to go all out with the Christmas decorations, the advent calendar will also help you survive the holidays with those you love (and despise). Especially when you fill it with small items for your family and guests to uncover each day for 25 days leading up to Christmas, thanks to its functional-yet-hidden numbered doors. (We recommend filling it with tea bags and wrapped Christmas candies, though if you can find a tiny moose mug or other small nods to the film, even better.)

Another perk: It won't take up too much space (it's 23 inches wide and 17 inches tall) and weighs just four pounds. If you know someone who loves the movie, you should consider ordering two: one to gift and one to keep for yourself. It's a win-win.


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Destinee Scott

Assistant Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Assistant Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...