This season, every brand seems to be trying to do out do each other with their novelty advent calendars.

I don't know about you, but I used to be happy with a square of questionable chocolate each cold December morning, but now I've already purchased a gin, Harry Potter AND beauty advent calendar. The power of advertising, ay?

Not one to miss out on the trend, Greggs, of all places, has released an advent calendar for Christmas 2017, which all sausage roll fiends are going to go absolutely wild for.

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It's been billed as the 'ultimate Christmas gift for every Greggs fan', and includes the much-loved festive bake. It features a festive-themed Santa Claus bag which reads: 'Merry Greggsmas'.

If, like me, you're wondering how a cheese and onion pasty will keep for the whole of December, then let me explain how this works.

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Behind each door is a festive scene with a unique Greggs twist.

There is a token that can be taken into any Greggs, and be exchanged for a different treat each day from its Christmas and regular menu.

There's all sorts of Christmas treats like festive bakes, Christmassy lattes, tasty mince pies, and let's not forget the simple sausage roll.

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Even better, there's a £5 gift card hiding behind Christmas eve's door, and if you're lucky there might be a surprise £25 gift card.

While I doubt the card can be used at Topshop, Boots or Primark, you'll have a whopping 25 quid to spend at Greggs. Seeing as a sausage roll is 85p, you'll probably be able to feed yourself for the whole of January, so it's definitely a worthy investment.

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You best be quick if you want one of these, as a limited number of calendars will go on sale in selected stores across the UK on the 20th of November, while stocks last. They are priced at £24.

If you don't manage to get your hands on one, you could just opt for a normal chocolate one, or one of these Disney beauties...

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Or just buy a Greggs each day of December?

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications. She is a Journalism and English language graduate of Kingston University, London, and joined the team in 2017. Contact her -

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