Childish it may be, but whatever your age there is something incredibly, unnaturally exciting about an advent calendar, even if you know there's nothing of value hidden inside. Well, now that December has begun Nintendo of Europe has got into the festive spirit and started its own Advent Calendar-inspired giveaway - and if you're lucky enough to win, the gift inside is a bit more exciting than a picture of a tree or one of those weird dusty chocolates.

Every day until Christmas prizes will be given away to Nintendo Account holders who head over to the appropriate web page and enter that day's draw. The competition began yesterday with a Special Edition Pokémon Nintendo Switch Lite up for grabs. Don't worry if you missed out on that, though - today they've got 20 download codes for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age to give away.

In order to enter, all you have to do it log in to the site with your Nintendo Account details, make sure that you've agreed to receive promotional emails from Nintendo, go to the page and hit 'Enter now!'. You'll then be in with a chance of bagging a prize for that day and you'll also get 10 Platinum Points for your troubles. As you can see from the teaser video above, there are some juicy prizes coming up in the remaining 22 days, including the Limited Edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Ring Fit Adventure.

So, if you're in Europe you really don't have much to lose by entering - check out four pages of Terms & Conditions if you're a stickler for the nitty gritty details or just head to the Festive Gaming Calendar page.

If you can't get enough of hot advent calendar action, you can also follow as we open our huge Pokémon Trading Card Calendar. Here's Day 2:

Will you be trying your luck with Nintendo's Festive Gaming Calendar? Have you got your own calendar this year? Let us know what December treats you're waking up to every morning below...