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How To: Do the Christmas Season in Edinburgh

From the more traditional Christmas markets to a BYOB-fuelled Christmas curry, December in Edinburgh means the festivities are well underway.  The beloved Christmas market is an annual occasion in any Edinburgh resident’s diary. Many gather from far and wide under the picturesque castle, conveniently distracting you from the fact that, despite only just stepping inside […]

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Culture Theatre

Winter and Holiday-themed Theatre

Watching theatre in the wintertime is one of my favourite festive activities. This is usually the only time of the year when holiday-themed plays are shown. It has become a tradition in my own life to see specific holiday shows. Every year I see A Christmas Carol, one of my personal favourites. A Christmas Carol […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

During a time of pre-exam worries and the ever-approaching end of the semester, I decided to treat myself to an evening of letting go of all my university stress. While I normally feel guilty for canceling a night of studying during exam season, actually making time for myself and choosing to take a break was […]

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Lifestyle

Christmas Ads 2022: A Definitive Ranking

It’s that time of year again, where we all get a bit too excited about the inevitable swarm of Christmas ads coming our way. For many of us, it’s the John Lewis ad that has us in a chokehold every year – we look forward to watching a heartbreaking story set to quite possibly the most soul-crushing […]

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Lifestyle

Finding Joy this Christmas

It’s a difficult time of the year: nights are getting longer, it always seems to be dark and rainy, and there’s not even the consolation of a warm flat when heating is so expensive. It’s easy to feel a bit down, but luckily December is drawing closer, and Edinburgh does Christmas particularly well. So, why […]

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Music

Let Down For John Lewis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Pumpkins begin to wither and mould, skeletons are packed away, and children begin preparing their Christmas lists. As the evenings become darker, households across the UK snuggle up to watch their yearly serving of stylised consumer programming. Twitter is awash with debate; articles detail the outrage that […]

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Lifestyle

Christmas Is (Already) In the Air?

My flatmates already hate me for this, but for me, Christmas begins in September. You heard that right. If you ever visit my humble abode, you will faintly be able to hear Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé’s chocolatey voice and iconic Christmas tunes from my incredibly thin bedroom walls, intermingling with the smell of even […]

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Features

Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]