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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Advent calendars and holiday-themed collectables

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Advent calendars and holiday themed collectables (Photo: Disney, Insight Editions, Hero Collector, Funko)

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's just about time to start counting down the days to Christmas. Here's a collection of advent calendars and holiday-themed goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season.

Don't forget to check out my other 2021 gift guides including Star Wars, Disney and Pixar, television and streaming, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more here.

Descriptions were provided by the manufactures with the occasional edit for brevity and clarity.

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  • Marvel: The Official Advent Calendar - From greeting cards to paper ornaments, buttons, booklets, and more, Marvel: The Official Advent Calendar is bound to excite fans with adorable souvenirs and holiday-themed keepsakes spread out over the course of 25 days.

  • The Beatles Advent Calendar - Presented pop-art style with an eye-catching rainbow Beatles design, this luxury box advent calendar is absolutely stuffed with 24 high-quality festive gifts and accessories for true Beatlemaniacs, such as a tea infuser shaped like the famous Yellow Submarine, a set of coasters with iconic Beatles album art, and a brilliant Beatles Bauble for hanging from your tree!

  • A Very Spidey Christmas - Twas Christmas Eve in New York, and all through the night, not a creature was stirring . . . except our friend Spidey! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Spidey and His Amazing Friends in this 8x8 storybook with stickers.

  • Groot Sketchbook Ornament - Baby Groot poses as a holiday tree tangled in a string of colorful party ''bulbs.''

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  • Buddy the Elf Pop! Pin - From the modern classic holiday movie Elf, it’s the Buddy The Elf Pop! Pin! Pin features gold colored hardware and a built-in stand. Enamel pin is approximately 4-inches tall.

  • Buddy the Elf Snowball Tee - Prepare for the snowball fights by wearing the Buddy Snowball Pop! Tee.

  • Elf: Snowball Showdown Card Game - Join Buddy the Elf in a surprise snowball fight! "Throw" a set of like-colored snowball cards at another player and they can return fire! When you're the target, roll the jumbo snowball dice to dodge the icy barrage. When you get hit, take a snowball "splat" card-three hits and you're out. In this frigid fight, the last elf standing wins!

  • Hallmark Funko POP! Exclusive Christmas Ornament Collection - Add some POP! to the holidays with this Christmas ornament of Buddy the Elf from the hilarious holiday movie "Elf." Styled as a scaled-down version of a signature Funko POP! design.

  • Elf: Journey from the North Pole Board Game - Help Buddy the Elf find his dad by laying a loopy route from the North Pole to New York City. Play path cards to the board and move Buddy along its crazy curves.

  • The Original Christmas Specials Collection Steelbook - 'Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection featuring five unforgettable stories. Produced by Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' To Town and The Little Drummer Boy feature iconic "Animagic" stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman and Cricket on the Hearth are beautifully animated.

  • It's a Wonderful Life: 75th Anniversary Edition - Features a beautifully colorized version of the film in high definition as well as the original, digitally remastered black-and-white movie in high definition, and access to a digital copy of the film. Perfect for gift-giving, the set also includes 10 collectible recipe cards from Insight Editions' It's a Wonderful Life: The Official Bailey Family Cookbook with cuisine inspired by the film.