DIY Advent Movie Calendar

I wanted to make an Advent Calendar but a lot of the ones I love, like reading a different book every night and doing an activity, are geared towards kids. Well we don't have any kiddies running around, so I decided on Christmas movies! I love love love Christmas movies, even though most of them are super cheesy, it's part of the fun :) So here's what I did:

Oh, and don't forget to write your numbers :)

It would probably be easier to wrap each section, and then glue them together, but I didn't think about it until after I glued the section together, so I just wrapped the whole thing :P

Because of the fact that a few of our movies were on ABC Family, some of the movies needed to be on certain days, but most of them were chosen randomly out of a bowl :) It's up to you, do whatever is easier and works better for you. 

Here's our movie list:
December 1 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
December 2 - Holiday in Handcuffs
December 3 - Holiday in the Sun 
December 4 - Holiday Engagement - Netflix
December 5 - Winnie the Pooh & Christmas too - ABC Family
December 6 - Mickey's Christmas Carol - ABC Family
December 7 - A Christmas Carol (the new one) - ABC Family
December 8 - Crazy for Christmas - Netflix
December 9 - 8 Crazy Nights - Netflix
December 10 - Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph (cartoons)
December 11 - Elf
December 12 - Snow Globe - Netflix
December 13 - 12 Dates of Christmas - Netflix
December 14 - Mr. Magoos Christmal Carol
December 15 - Home Alone
December 16 - Home Alone 2: Lost in NY
December 17 - Miracle on 34th Street
December 18 - Christmas Angel - Netflix 
December 19 - It's a Wonderful Life
December 20 - Secret Santa - ABC Family
December 21 - A Very Brady Christmas - ABC Family
December 22 - A Christmas Carol (the original)
December 23 - The Grinch
December 24 - The Polar Express
December 25 - The Santa Clause 

Inspiration: countryliving.com


  1. I saw this on IG and have been anxiously waiting for this post!! This is such an awesome idea!! I'm pinning it in hopes that I remember it next year! :)

  2. What a great idea! I should start saving empty matchboxes so I can do this next year.

  3. This is such a great idea!!! I SO want to do this. I've seen other advent calendars & it's hard to get all the stuff done on all of the little slips...movies would be easier & more doable! Great job on this....I seriously LOVE it!

    And thanks again for linking up to The Pinspiration Project :)