The Snowman Cometh! That is what the headlines would look like if news outlets reported on the opening of advent calendar doors every day leading up to 25 December. "Ice Man With Carrot Nose Smokes A Pipe". Local sources reveal that children have been spotted in a back garden as long orange vegetables have been reported missing ... How long would the consumers of news put up with multiple variations on the same theme every day for a month? 'Coloured Wooden Horse On Rockers Seen Behind Door 19' ... and so it goes on.