Holidays

A hunger for the holidays

During the restful, post-exam stretch of the holidays, it’s easy to be lazy and forgo making homemade treats.Continue...

On campus for the holiday

Students talk about Thanksgiving weekends spent in Kingston while their peers head home for a weekend with family.Continue...

Very merry movies to watch this holiday season

A grown man in a full-blown elf costume; three adult women dealing with their comedic mothers during the holiday season; a cartoon—or live-action—green, hairy man who has a pet dog; or a rom-com that just meets the “holiday movie” category because it’s based in mid-December? What’s not to like?Continue...

Winter holidays at Queen’s

Professors are wrapping up their lectures, and students are rushing towards the end of their semester with the holiday fervor hovering in the background.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is it too early to start celebrating Christmas?

The Christmas holidays are, as the popular tune goes, a wonderful time of year. They’re full of family, bright decorations, and celebration, as well as some classic songs. However, timing is everything. Beginning our celebration three months before December—before Halloween even has a chance to occur—is just too early.Continue...

Relationships on a year abroad and why we don’t need them

When I arrived back in England from my first semester abroad at Queens, I was full of excitement and stories about my time here. However, I quickly found that few people really wanted to know what it was like, beyond love-life-related dinnertime chatter.Continue...

Journal staff's worst holiday presents ever

The winter holidays can mean different things for different people.Continue...

Why do people care so much about Starbucks' holiday cups?

This opening line I’m about to write is one that’s been written every year for the past Winter’s: Starbucks’ latest holiday cup is once again stirring up controversy.Continue...

Alternative present ideas for the gift-giving challenged

A sweater, socks, chocolate, a gift card. These are just some of the safe options for gift-giving this holiday season.Continue...

Pass the eggnog

The holidays are finally upon us and families and groups of friends are each celebrating with their individual traditions. Pull up a chair and grab a warm beverage as Journal staff share their favourite holiday traditions.Continue...

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