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Our Favourite Christmas Films

I have A LOT of Christmas films at home on DVD. Dont get me wrong, some of them are bad, like really BAD, but others, probably due to nostalgia, demand regular viewing.


What makes a movie a Christmas Movie?

The likes of Elf, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Clause are all definitively Christmas movies. There’s no debate there.

What is going on at Costa Coffee?

Traditions are rife during the festive period. Every family has its own way of doing things, whether this is hanging stockings on the fireplace, seeing in the New Year with salt, coal, bread and a dark-haired man...

The agony of finding ‘the perfect Christmas gift’

It’s that time of year again where I feel an internal panic that I haven’t done what I need to for the perfect Christmas day nor bought what I should for my loved ones to open on that morning.

A British holiday in winter

UK holiday destinations don’t tend to be overrun in November, especially with lovers of good weather. Despite this, I still chose to go away with my mates to Tattersall Lakes in a caravan.

Where will you be shopping this Christmas?

British retailer, Primark, has announced that they won’t be increasing the prices of their autumn/winter range, despite them feeling (like everyone else) the impact of rising energy bills, a cost-of-living crisis, and a looming recession.

My Memories of Volunteering on Bonfire Night

In truth, I’ve never really been a fan of Halloween. My family didn’t celebrate it much once I went to secondary school. I recall going to house parties for which we’d dress up and I’d drink whatever alcopop was popular. I much preferred Bonfire Night.

Why I’m now a Halloween fan

Previously, the only reason I bothered going out for Halloween was due to FOMO, the fear of missing out. This year, I thoroughly enjoyed my two-day spooky bender.

Is your house lit up like the Griswold’s for Halloween?

The ritual of dressing up our houses for Halloween has become more popular in recent years. Akin to Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Remember onesies? They’re back!

About a decade ago, the all-in-one pyjama set was all the rage. Coming in many different styles, they made the perfect gift. You could even demonstrate your personality through your choice of ‘onesie’.

Halloween is a capitalist dream, but I’ll embrace it anyway

Celebrated every year on October 31st, Halloween usually features carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and scary costumes.

Our Favourite Horror Films

Halloween is just around the corner. More and more Brits are celebrating this spooky autumn season. From pumpkin spiced lattes to horror themed pick and mix, October is really starting to ramp up to be the second biggest holiday season of the year.

The precarious nature of Christmas markets during COVID

Originally a German tradition, Christmas markets arrived in the UK in 1999 and have been popular with tourists ever since...

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