Last year I bought an inexpensive advent calendar. It was made out of felt and shaped like a tree. It had numbered pockets for each day up to, and including Christmas Day. I found and typed quotes about Christmas made by some of our Prophets and General Authorities.
I typed them in different fonts and colors and then I cut them out and rolled them up and put them in the pockets of the advent calendar. Then I included instructions to read a quote each day.
An added bonus is that I enjoyed finding these quotes and some of them are now my new favorites!