You can actually get a boozy Nude Advent Calendar for the holidays

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You can pre-game for Christmas with Nude’s first advent calendar. Photo courtesy Nude Beverages

Move over chocolate, there’s a new kind of advent calendar in town, and it might just be the best way to feel the holiday spirit(s) this December.

B.C.’s own Nude Beverages brand has announced they’re releasing a new limited-edition 2019 Nude Advent Calendar.

Just as you’d expect from the classic Christmas countdown-treat contraption, you’ll find 24 days worth of low-cal, sugar-free cans of Nude soda, which you can pop open in succession as you prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus and/or celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Nude is, of course, the canned line of beer and wine cooler alternatives that clock in at under 100 calories a pop. They come in a variety of flavours with a base booze, from their OG vodka line-up to their newer gin and tequila options. They’ve also added a line-up of hard iced teas – all of which will be in the advent calendar, along with two unreleased flavours.

Company founder and CEO Julius Makarewicz created Nude as a healthier alternative to what was available in the market.

Now, lest you think this was merely a way to keep you steadily buzzed during the month of December, the Nude Advent Calendar is also doubling as a fundraiser: for every Advent Calendar sold, the company will donate a portion of its sales to Food Banks BC, a charitable organization committed to supporting over 100 food banks in BC, helping supply food for 80,000 people in the province – one third of which are children.

“Supporting our community and giving back is extremely important to us, especially during the holiday season,” says Makarewicz.

The 2019 Nude Advent Calendars will hit shelves this month at BC and select private liquor stores, if this kind of holiday pre-gaming is your flavour.

With a file from John Goodman/North Shore News

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom