Where’s the chocolate?! 10 of the worst Advent calendar calamities

From missing windows to terrifying figurines and appallingly high price tags, sometimes this simple, cheering festive treat goes horribly, horribly wrong

This has not been a banner year for Advent calendars. Tony’s Chocolonely was forced to apologise earlier this month, after it deliberately left one calendar window empty, apparently to highlight slave labour practices in the chocolate industry. A nice gesture, but one that apparently left thousands of children in floods of tears. More accidental was the snafu with Kmart’s calendar, which missed out Christmas Eve altogether. But how do these stack up against the all-time Advent calendar mishaps? Let’s find out.

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