Christmas



It’s (still) the most wonderful time of the year

20th December 2020

Whilst Christmas in 2020 is far from normal, there’s still joy to be found this festive season. This Christmas is going to be weird – there’s no two ways about it. But whether you’re getting tested and returning home or braving it out here in Glasgow, there’s plenty of Christmas spirit left to be found. ...


Twelve days of Covid-mas

19th December 2020

On the twelfth month of Covid, Boris gave to me… Among all of 2020’s crazy events, the impact of Covid-19 has taken centre stage of every news bulletin. Even Brexit has been overshadowed in the British media by the government’s chaotic handling of the pandemic, giving us plenty to reflect on at the end of ...


Stocking your bookshelf this Christmas

18th December 2020

Cosy up with one of Reilly’s festive recommendations. With his gravity-defying sleigh, eight flying reindeer, and the world’s most powerful passport, it looks as if St. Nick may be the only one travelling this Christmas. Of course, for those of us stuck at home, the holidays are not necessarily ruined. Many bibliophiles and homebodies have ...


Tracking venues: Christmas edition

12th December 2020

The GG have your Christmas fix sorted, as we share the upcoming (virtual) theatre schedules of The Citizens Theatre and National Theatre Scotland for this festive season. As a vaccine-coloured light appears at the end of a long, dark tunnel, Glasgow theatre continues to diversify.  Though occupying theatres en masse still seems a while away, ...


All I want for Christmas is me

9th December 2020

Set down those winter-warming handcuffs everyone, we’re calling an end to cuffing season this year. You’ve driven the boat, kissed in the Rolls, been a big Ol’ freak – it’s been a hot girl summer, but suddenly, there’s no more heat. Just like that, you’re back walking down Kelvin Way, the leaves turning orange and ...


The battle for Christmas number one

9th December 2020

Has Spotify killed the radio star? “So, this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Advent is approaching, albeit with an unaccustomed absence of theatre audiences chorusing “he’s behind you!” and unseasonably shuttered shops and stalls. The solid traditions we associate with yuletide are thawing. But one tradition’s prominence withered before “lockdown” or “self-isolation...


Dark nights in dark times

6th December 2020

How are coronavirus restrictions impacting those with seasonal affective disorder this bleak midwinter? The clocks have turned back, it’s dark at 5pm and the supermarkets have started selling Christmas decorations – winter is in full swing. For most people, this time of year is one of excitement and festivities, but for me and many others ...


Railway admin fees suspended for students travelling home for Christmas

4th December 2020

The suspension will last for the duration of the student travel window from 3 to 9 December. Students who booked train tickets to travel home before the announcement of the student transfer window can now rebook their tickets without being charged admin fees. Students who bought an advanced ticket before 11 November for a date ...


University of Glasgow student to cut dreadlocks for charity

3rd December 2020

Glasgow student to raise money for Childline cash in time for Christmas break. University of Glasgow student Emma Robinson will be cutting her seven-year-old dreadlocks for the NSPCC. Robinson decided to cut her hair for the charity after learning of the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children, which has especially affected ...