Film Review: Love Actually

Michelle O’Sullivan’s must-watch Christmas movie isn’t the typical sort We’ve found ourselves at that time of year again, when all there is to see on the movie channels are films like Elf and The Grinch. The winter season is moving in and the need to curl up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a Christmas film has returned. When … Continue reading Film Review: Love Actually

Christmas Fashion Essentials

Sadhbh Sullivan runs through the biggest trends of the Christmas season With Christmas exams looming, it seems as though the last thing we’re currently thinking about is outfit planning. Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year: the lights, the cosy jumpers and the hot chocolates by the fire – everything about it seems so perfect.   While it’s hard to find time … Continue reading Christmas Fashion Essentials

Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

Should We Know It’s Christmas Time? Éamonn Grennan and Gemma Kent debate on whether Christmas countdowns are starting too early. Yes Éamonn Grennan A mood killer, a commercial ploy, an premature heralding of what should be a time of family, friends, reunions, goodwill and relaxation – these are all things I’d associate with Christmas starting as soon as November 1st comes around, and all we … Continue reading Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

Editorial: So I’ve Been Publicly Censored

Words: Ellen Desmond In light of the recent campus referendum on the 8th amendment, I had intended to write this editorial about abortion rights, but apparently that’s not festive enough for December. Instead, I’m going to talk about something that is festive enough for December; Starbucks cups. “Cupgate 2015” is the current global crisis (the only one festive enough to discuss, apparently). The coffee cups … Continue reading Editorial: So I’ve Been Publicly Censored

5 European Christmas Markets Worth Seeing

Leah Driscoll inspires some seriously festive wanderlust. With chalets stocked full of gluhwein and enormous snow-dusted pine trees, the cities of Europe host the Christmas season better than any other continent can. There are countless stunning markets to choose from, but this list may inspire you to book a last-minute festive getaway. Vienna, Austria Vienna contains one of the best-known and most-visited Christmas markets in … Continue reading 5 European Christmas Markets Worth Seeing