A BU Guide to the Holidays


I think just about everyone is getting pretty excited about the holidays. I know I am! Currently, I’m sitting next to a Christmas tree in my living room listening to Holly Cole and Michael Bublé Christmas songs (unfortunately, an Alvin and the Chipmunks’ song just came on and killed the mood). Everyone is now done with exams for the semester and much of the stress is alleviated. Now its time to wined down, enjoy the holidays, but, most importantly, sit back and enjoy this blog…


It’s nice to relax a little after being swamped with exams and essays for the past month, but hibernating all day can get boring quite quickly. Here are some ideas for what to do during the holidays:


1. Host a dinner or throw a party. It’s time to be merry and spread that holiday cheer! How better to celebrate then by inviting over your closest friends for a home cooked meal and for some laughs? Or just go crazy and bring the BU party home (you didn’t hear that from me).

2. Take a trip. Fine, be a Scrooge! Do you not like shoveling the snow, waiting in shopping mall lineups, winter traffic jams, and freezing cold temperatures? Hmmm…actually, going down south is starting to look good just about now.

3. Watch your favourite holiday movies. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of our favourite red nosed reindeer.

4. Connect with friends and family. Call up your loved ones or people you haven’t seen or talked to in awhile. It’s a good time to visit and catch up.

5. Read a book. It’s difficult to pick a book during the semester because of all the work and required readings. Now’s the time to work your way through the pile of unread books that you’ve been meaning to get through. No books…start a new video game. Just don’t tell your prof that’s what you have been up to during the holidays.

6. Start on a puzzle. A little holiday tradition of mine. It’s a good way to spend a few minutes or a couple of hours with family members or without. A fun way to engage everyone or no one. Really your choice.

7. Enjoy the outdoors. Go for a skate and play some shinny on an outdoor rink. Hockey’s not your thing? Go skiing. The winter season goes by quickly; enjoy it.

8. Make a specialty drink. Tired of cheap Pabst? Make yourself something fancy. Pour yourself some hot Apple Cider, Holiday Punch, Ginger Snaps or a Frosty Noggin. And for the kids, why not some decadent hot chocolate or just plain old Egg Nog.


Hopefully I helped with your plans for the holidays. I’m off to finish decorating the second tree (my mother doesn’t believe one tree is enough, but at least its not four like last year J).


Happy Holidays and see you in the new year!





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