Banner with start/stop date

Since we are getting closer to December, we where thinking of doing a advent calendar daily deal with the front banner and promotions. In promotions we can set the dates on which the offer is valid, but the banners dont have a show from and to date available. Has anyone done an addon or custom job for this? We would like to put in a start and stop date for when the banner should be visible. We would then be able to make self running advertisement/campaigns.

I had changed to work with banners for the homepage or any block. This made it so I could combine the promotion and the banner and schedule them out. It might be what you are looking for.