Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/24/12.

It’s Christmas Eve!

…and the final gift is a DOOZY.

Behold, Dino Drac’s BABY DINOSAUR, which hatched from a giant grey egg and immediately started doing cute things. Impossibly cute things, like clapping. God, we LOVE this baby dinosaur.


“I can’t believe it! Look at how he looks at me! I am clearly his king!”

Dino Drac decides to name him Iscariot, in subtle tribute to his favorite apostle.

Traditionally, the last gift of a Playmobil Advent Calendar is Santa Claus. There have been deviations before, sure, but never quite like this. We’ve replaced Santa with Saur. I am totally, completely okay with it.

I ask Dino Drac to summarize his first Christmas season.

“Ups and downs, but more ups than downs. Hard to complain about a magnifying glass and some bad plants when I got a motorcycle and bones and a real live baby dinosaur!”

I get what he’s saying. This was an ups-and-downs Christmas season for me, too — but one that ended waaaay in the black.

For reasons that make sense and others that don’t, this has been my favorite Christmas season in a long, long time. I learned that change isn’t always bad, and that getting a little of something instead of a lot makes you appreciate it so much more. I also got to open like seventeen boxes of really old Christmas Crunch. I feel like I aged ten years in two months, but in a good way.

Merry Christmas to you, from me, my dino, his dino, and all of their friends. Even the scorpion.

Thanks for keepin’ up with Dino Drac’s tiny-sized Advent Calendar. He liked the attention!

  • Caroline Emily

    Thanks for sticking to the AC this year. I loved it. And thanks for DinoDrac. Great site.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • http://channel13metal.blogspot.com Ultra Magnus 2005

    Merry Christmas Matt, thank you for the years of the internets version of junk food.

  • Lonestar76

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Steffanio

    Merry Christmas from Anglesey!!! :)

    Massive loves to you all – have a blast!

  • Santa

    DinoDrac looks so happy in that last pic! He is beaming with pride! Enjoyed following this immensely

  • Shawn

    Merry Christmas one and all………….

  • Santa

    Also, Merry Christmas everyone! Ho ho ho

  • Michael

    Bring on the fallout thread!!!!

  • The Manimal

    Merry Christmas everybody!!

  • http://www.crowncombo.com Mystie

    Oh baby! Merry Christmas everyone! My little one is snug in her bed and Santa just stopped by and left presents of Princess Castles and Batcaves and stuff under the tree. I’m so so soooo excited!!!!!! :)

  • http://www.reviewtheworld.com/ Review the World

    Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy an old can of Pepsi Holiday Spice for me.

  • Scott

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too. It’s been a great advent calendar.

  • mandy_Reeves

    Merry Christmas all!!! This has been a kick ass Christmas! showered with my fave gift…cold hard $$$$$!!! My family rallied ’round me and gave me lets say , more than enough to replace my stolen ipod touch…infact, I am getting a kindle fire hd by next week…and a wii u in feb or march.

    I will explain in the fall out thread about the mental health significance related to my stolen ipod.

  • http://veggiemacabre.tv Bill

    Peace on Earth. Good will towards men.

    That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

    Merry Christmas DinoDrac Family!

  • DrummerJay

    Merry Christmas to Matt and all DD and X-E kids everywhere! I love you guys!

  • Al

    Matt, I know you really, really hate doing these advent calendars, but please, please, please keep doing them. I really liked this year’s calendar. Plus, for me at least, it never felt like Christmas until I popped open the X-E Advent Calendar for that year. For me, at least, it was a cherished holiday tradition for a while.

  • pizzaparty

    Listening to the XE dogs as the season winds down, always a good way to end off. I feel like I didn’t get around to watching all the classic movies I intend to do every year. I’m sure this happens every year; but I’ve yet to see Vacation in full on TV, Die Hard or Scrooge. Oh well fresher for the next season, Merry Christmas all.

  • https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn Donata05

    Merry Christmas everyone! Great advent calendar Matt!

  • Muppet Baby

    Tempted to just stay up all night until the presents in the morning.

    Somehow, over the years, ‘Doctor Who’ has become required Xmas viewing for me. It really doesn’t get any better than the last few episodes of series 4, man. I gotta tell you- SO good, SO emotional, SO well done….I have never really warmed to Matt Smith like I did David Tennant. BUT, Tennant came with so many other, secondary characters that you come to love as well, and *poof* all gone with Smith.

    I was also really naughty, and opened a gift while my family is all upstairs, asleep. Couldn’t help it! Oops.

    Hope everyone is having a wonderful night, whether you’re actually ‘celebrating’ Xmas Eve or not! Well….heck, I guess it’s actually XMAS DAY now, in my part of the woods…it finally happened! It’s finally here!

  • http://leatherandmetal.tumblr.com Annette

    I’m staying home today because there’s supposed to be some nasty winter weather coming through, but I hope everyone has a great Christmas! We had Christmas with my in-laws yesterday and it was really fun. Everybody liked the crab dip and apple-cranberry pie I made, and we gave and received some great presents.

    Muppet Baby, I agree with you about David Tennant and all the secondary characters. They were pretty great, especially Donna’s grandfather. Then came Matt Smith and…well, I didn’t get very far into season 5. The whole feel of the show changed and I just don’t like it as much.

  • King JLA

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Cameron T.

    Merry Christmas everyone! I’m enjoying the day at home watching Christmas things on TV with my wife and our cat. Hope everyone’s Christmas is great!

  • http://syntaxtualhealing.blogspot.com Cataleptical

    Adorable, it’s a very Cretaceous Christmas.

    Merry Christmas, fellow advent lovers!

  • Ultraman

    WHEW, Well, I’m having a great Christmas so far, hope ya’ll are having a good un too! :) Got some nice gifts. I’ll wait till the fallout thread to tell ya’ll though. Anyway, eat, drink, and be merry!

  • Ornament

    Merry Christmas, everyone! Thanks, Matt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faithxrogers Faith

    Merry Christmas!

  • AzureKnight

    Merry Christmas everyone! Matt, thanks for many fun Advent Calendars, they have become a Christmas tradition for me as well.

    Did anyone else notice the hand energy in the last photo?

  • Momanon

    I did it!