The Advent Calendar is a seasonal feature of the Neopets website launched in December of 2000. This feature of the site plays a different festive Flash-based animation every day in December up to New Year's Eve, and gives out different prizes daily.
Starting in 2004, every animation had sound.
Starting in 2012, bonus prizes were added as a feature. To get the bonus prize, before claiming the daily advent prize, the user must find a hidden snowflake, Petpet, or candy cane, and click on it.
In 2017, the Flash-based animations were swapped out with MP4 video files. To claim the bonus prize then, the user could simply click anywhere in the video area.
Sound Effects Used
The sound effects are mostly Hanna-Barbers, but some Series 1000/2000/4000/6000, Warner Bros., Sports Music & Elements, Cartoon Trax, and Premiere Edition Volume 1 effects are also used. Some rare Hanna-Barbera and Valentino effects are included in the mix, too.
Note: Even though the Advent Calendar started in 2000, there were no sound effects until December 31, 2001.
- H-B BOING, CARTOON - SHORT, SMALL BOING
- H-B PLINK, CARTOON - XYLO PLINK 02
- Hollywoodedge, Descending Whistle CRT057802
- Hollywoodedge, Fly Buzz Annoying So CRT010201
- Hollywoodedge, Long Fluxuating Aho CRT021404
- Hollywoodedge, Low Pitched Squeak CRT049301
- Hollywoodedge, Medium Exterior Crow PE140501
- Hollywoodedge, Wood Door OCSqueak PE180401 (high pitched, open only)
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, SQUEAK - SEVERAL RUBBER SQUEAKS, STRETCH
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, TEETH - RAPID TEETH CHATTERING
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WARBLE - WARBLE SHEET (heard with Sound Ideas, TWANG, CARTOON - SAW BLADE TWANG 03)
- Sound Ideas, COMEDY, ACCENT - WARBLY SLIDE WHISTLE UP
- Sound Ideas, CRASH, CARTOON - CRAZY BASS DRUM AND CYMBAL CRASH, MUSIC, PERCUSSION 01
- Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY - HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL ARCING 01
- Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 01
- Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SEQUENCE OF FIREWORKS, EXPLOSION
- Sound Ideas, GONG - LARGE: SINGLE HIT, MUSIC, PERCUSSION 01
- Sound Ideas, HEAD SHAKE, CARTOON - XYLO HEAD SHAKE
- Sound Ideas, HIT, CARTOON - HEAVY TIMP RISE
- Sound Ideas, HORN, FOG - LOW FOG HORN
- Sound Ideas, MAGIC - BABOO MAGIC 01
- Sound Ideas, MAGIC - MAGIC ZAP
- Sound Ideas, PARTY, HORN - ONE BLOW, NOISEMAKER 01
- Sound Ideas, PLINK, CARTOON - SOUR PLINK
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 01
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - WAFFLE RICCO
- Sound Ideas, SPLAT, CARTOON - PAINT FIGHT GLOP 02
- Sound Ideas, SQUISH, CARTOON - LITTLE SQUISH
- Sound Ideas, SWISH, CARTOON - SINGLE SWISH
- Sound Ideas, TEETH, CARTOON - SCOOBY'S TEETH CHATTER, LONG
- Sound Ideas, TROMBONE - ACCENT SAD WAH WAH TROMBONE ACCENT
- Sound Ideas, TWANG, CARTOON - SAW BLADE TWANG 03 (heard with Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WARBLE - WARBLE SHEET)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - QUICK WHISTLE ZIP IN
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - QUICK WHISTLE ZIP OUT
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - XYLO GLISS ZIP
- Tod Dockstader "Boi-oi-oi-oing" Sound