We've all heard that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and I completely agree. With decorating the tree, baking holiday cookies, and getting hyped for presents, there's a lot to look forward to.

But December can also be a pretty jam-packed and stressful month. You have to deal with finals, traveling home from college, and finding a present for everyone in your family all in the span of a few weeks. If you're anything like me, then right now your to-do list is about a mile long. Luckily, these alcoholic advent calendars exist to give you an extra boost of holiday spirit.

So ditch those drug-store advent calendars you feel like you have to buy every year (because let's be honest, the chocolates taste like plastic) and get ready to start a new tradition.

1. Ginvent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

Drinks by the Dram make a pretty impressive variety of alcoholic advent calendars, but the Ginvent calendar is the most popular (and the prettiest). It has 24 (30 ml) bottles of Gin Foundry gin packed into a box that's perfect for decorating your dorm. This calendar gives off a Christmas-y feel while simultaneously helping you stave off holiday stress. Perfect combination!

2. 24 Days of Christmas Spirit from Chase Distillery

First of all, this one gets points for the name. You have to love a good Christmas/alcohol pun. It's also great because it provides the most variety of any of the alcoholic advent calendars. The drinks include mini bottles of limoncello, elderflower liqueur, pink grapefruit gin, and marmalade vodka.

3. Whiskey Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

This calendar is the perfect gift for those of us who have high-class tastes, but cheap vodka budgets. It lets you sample some great whiskeys from all over the world (worth up to $600 per bottle) for a fraction of the price. As Tiny Tim would say, God bless us every one, but especially the genius who invented this. 

4. Wine Advent Calendar from Virgin Wines

This one's for all you classy people out there who aren't sure about drinking a bottle of hard liquor every day, but still want to get into the holiday spirit. The wine advent calendar contains 200ml bottles of reds, whites, Prosecco, and port. Next step for the Virgin Wine company: creating a calendar like this for all the rest of the months.

5. Rum Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

The Rum Advent Calendar contains a great variety of rums, from Caribbean to British Navy-style. It's great for taking the edge off after a long day of holiday shopping and for channeling your inner Jack Sparrow. If rum isn't your thing, Drinks by the Dram also make bourbon, tequila, absinthe, and vodka calendars. There's something for everyone.

Remember how much fun Christmas used to be when you were a little kid? Well with these advent calendars, college students can make the holiday season great again.