Christmas



It’s okay to stay in this holiday season

24th December 2020

There’s still plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas during Covid. Sorry, Halloween lovers — Christmas will always reign supreme in my heart. Is it the feeling of coming in from a cold, dark winter’s night, putting on your pyjamas, and watching Love, Actually for the hundredth time? Maybe the jolt of excitement you feel whenever ...


Alternative Christmases

24th December 2020

Ruth Johns-Bishop argues in favour of breaking tradition by travelling elsewhere for Christmas break. After being cooped up in our houses for so long, it’s tricky to remember a time when travel was totally possible. On top of the shorter days and grimy weather, it’s even more tempting to nosy at future travel ideas and ...


Christmas cultures quiz!

24th December 2020

Ever wondered about all the wacky, wild, and wonderful Christmas traditions of countries around the world? Check out our quiz to take a virtual trip around the globe this holiday season. It’s officially Christmas, so the scrooge inside me is being forced to submit to the “Christmas spirit”, one mulled wine at a time. I ...


Swapping frost for Florida

24th December 2020

Christmas isn’t all about snowy wonderlands and sunset at 3pm – sometimes a tropical festive period is much better! With my grandparents living in Florida my whole life, I grew up spending most Christmas Eves on the beach, and the festive season surrounded by twinkling palm trees and the odd iguana. When we spent Christmas ...


Santa’s destroying the environment

24th December 2020

It looks like Santa is giving us climate change for Christmas this year. The idea of flying around the world in one night sounds so fun, right? Imagine this: you’re on a magical sleigh, being pulled by a group of reindeer that worship you, and you’re bringing joy and happiness to millions, with the bonus ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...


The science behind… a festive meal

23rd December 2020

In the first installment of a series, Sofia Della Sala explains the science behind cooking a turkey. Christmas: the time to gorge yourself on foods that you never eat at any other time of year, to lock chocolates away behind tiny numbered doors and wear hats made out of paper. It’s magical. Call me corny ...


Non-Christians at Christmas

22nd December 2020

Two of our writers share their perspectives on Christmas as non-Christians.  Melanie Goldberg Whilst I do enjoy the odd Christmas movie, or song, or two, for me the actual celebration of Christmas is honestly just too high maintenance to be enjoyable. I sometimes turn into a little bit of a Scrooge this time of the ...


Christmas dinner: delivered

21st December 2020

These restaurants ship Christmas right to your door. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the country upside down, and has forced us to find new ways to celebrate the big occasions. This Christmas, many people will be spending the festive season alone or in smaller groups, and questioning whether the hassle of preparing and cooking a ...


Alternative Christmas flicks

20th December 2020

Not your typical Christmas movies.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably sat through Elf and Home Alone a few (or far) too many times, but you still want to get into the festive spirit. Or maybe you’re also not a big fan of most soppy, cliche Christmas films. But enjoyable, wintery films set at ...