Thomas Christmas Trains

My son is a big fan of Thomas The Train and with the DVD premiere of the new Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express, I thought I’d put together a couple Thomas Christmas train sets to circle around your holiday tree, or just for play.

First up Thomas & Friends Holiday Delivery Thomas, with a track designed to go around the tree, and a holiday Thomas in a santa hat carrying a fun cargo of presents.

Thomas and Friends Holiday Delivery Thomas

Your Thomas fan will also love this Bachmann Train Thomas Holiday Special Ready-to-Run HO Train Set with moving eyes, and festive holiday train cars he’s ready to deliver fun all the way through Christmas day.

Thomas the Train Holiday ExpressWouldn’t it be fun to wake up Christmas morning to Thomas circling your Christmas tree?

10 Advent Calendars For Children

Most advent calendars today are for children. Kids love to open each door leading up to Christmas to find out what’s behind it. I thought I’d put together a few fun advent calendars children would really enjoy. Here are are 10 of my favorite advent calendars for children.

LEGO Advent Calendar

1. LEGO® City Advent Calendar~ Count down to the holidays with the 2009 LEGO® City Advent Calendar, with something new to build every day until Christmas! Set includes nine minifigures and many other cool accessories that make your LEGO City even more exciting. Each day open a new window in the specially designed Advent Calendar box! Includes 24 city-themed surprises for the season, including LEGO minifigures, accessories and more! Includes 9 minifigures!
littlest pet shop advent calendar
2. If you have a Littlest Pet Shop fan in the Family, they’ll enjoy the Littlest Pet Shop Advent Calendar. The set includes 3 pets and over 20 fun surprises for kids.
My Little Pony Advent Calendar
3. Countdown to Christmas with the My Little Pony 2009 Christmas Advent Calendar. Includes a wintry scene calendar, with twenty-four goodies-filled days to enjoy, your My Little Pony fan is sure to have plenty to celebrate! Find jewelry, winter accessories and the tastiest snacks just by opening the doors to countdown Christmas.
Christmas Eve at Home 3D Advent Calendar
4. Count down Christmas in 3D with this Christmas Eve at Home 3D Advent Calendar. Add to the excitement and anticipation of Christmas by finding a Christmas Alphabet behind the doors of this beautifully illustrated three-dimensional advent calendar.
Welcome Santa Advent Calendar

5. Counting down to Santa will be so fun with this Welcome Santa Advent Calendar. Day 24 reveals a removable keepsake ornament with photo pocket. On Christmas Eve, gently remove the last door to reveal the ornament. Insert your favorite photo and hang on the tree!
Nativity Advent Calendar Felt Applique Kit
6. I really love this Nativity Advent Calendar Felt Applique Kit. Kit includes: pre-printed felt pre-sorted sequins and beads thread needle and illustrated instructions, so you can make your own advent calendar.
Nativity Advent Calendar for Children by Kurt Adler
7. This Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar is crafted from wood and painted in a nighttime sky color scheme, the handsome piece features 24 doors around an empty manger.
twas the night before christmas advent calendar
8. Remember this childhood favorite? Twas the Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar brings back fond memories for me. What’s better than Santa and his reindeer to help you count down the days to Christmas?
eric carle advent calendar
9.  Another child’s favorite, Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar. Based on the best-selling Christmas story Dream Snow by Eric Carle, this calendar unfolds to reveal an intricate pop-up Christmas tree surrounded by presents. Children open a window each day to discover a new decoration to add to the scene. By the time December 25 arrives, this calendar will have become a dreamy Christmas display!
train advent calendar
10. If you’re looking for something a little different try this adorable Train Advent Calendar.