By Margaret Lyons
Updated December 07, 2009 at 10:04 PM EST

Combining the addictive powers of advent calendars and free iPhone apps, it’s Appvent, the countdown do Dec. 25 that comes with delightful digital distractions.

So far, the games have been a good mix of puzzlers, battle games, cutesy time-wasters, etc, but my one complaint: No disgusting weird piece of chocolate that’s been sitting in a dusty box for oh, a decade. That’s the best part of advent calendars! Just kidding, the best part is Lego or Playmobil or outrageous amounts of glitter, right, PopWatchers?