This Friends Advent Calendar Will Be There for You
By Alvin Ward
Few sitcoms have held the same enduring appeal as Friends, which ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and helped the network maintain its Thursday night comedy dominance after the departure of Seinfeld in 1998.
If you know every Ross, Chandler, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey quote, you’re probably going to enjoy Friends: The Official Advent Calendar ($18) coming in October from Insight Editions. The 25-day countdown to Christmas has over 40 surprises in store for fans, including gift tags, ornaments, booklets, buttons, recipe cards, and a special Holiday Armadillo reveal.
For the uninitiated, Advent calendars celebrate the four-week period between the Sunday nearest the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30) and on through the following three Sundays. Advent calendars don’t follow that window exactly, beginning December 1 and on through December 24 or 25. Tiny numbered paper doors can be opened each day to reveal images, chocolate, or, in this case, a Friends keepsake.
The calendar will be released October 27, but you can pre-order it for $18 on Amazon now.