Christmas Articles

12 Days of Christmas: 12 drummers neurologically reprogrammed

12 Days of Christmas: 12 drummers neurologically reprogrammed

On the 6th day of Christmas, we discuss how drumming can affect the brain and mental health
12 Days of Christmas: Eight Oat Milk Controversies

12 Days of Christmas: Eight Oat Milk Controversies

Praised by the lactose intolerant and climate conscious alike, oat milk has been the favourite milk substitute for a long time. With its creamy texture, natural sweet taste, and ability to make a latte even more delicious, is it too good to be true?
12 Days of Christmas: Six Geese-a-Eaten

12 Days of Christmas: Six Geese-a-Eaten

What is a polar bear’s favourite snack? Geese, apparently! Does new research show geese have become a summer treat for polar bears, but are they enough to preserve the dwindling polar bear population?
12 days of Christmas: Five gold astronaut visors

12 days of Christmas: Five gold astronaut visors

On the 5th day of our 5 days of Christmas, find out about the scientific properties of gold!
12 days of Christmas: Three British hens diagnosed with Bird Flu

12 days of Christmas: Three British hens diagnosed with Bird Flu

‘On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French hens…’ But the British hens aren’t looking too healthy. What is bird flu, how do birds catch it and can it harm us?
Review: Claus

Review: Claus

Claus, a brand-new musical based on L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, is a sweet story but it is unlikely to become a staple of the season
‘Tis the Season for Cheesy Christmas Movies!

‘Tis the Season for Cheesy Christmas Movies!

The Mancunion have compiled a comprehensive list of the cheesiest movies to watch this Christmas, complete with cheese ratings
Live review: Sierra Boggess at Cadogan Hall

Live review: Sierra Boggess at Cadogan Hall

Musical sensation Sierra Boggess kicked off the Christmas season with a pair of concerts at Cadogan Hall, in which she sang Christmas classics, musical must-sings, and her hits
Make-up Soc’s guide to Winter glam

Make-up Soc’s guide to Winter glam

Check out the President of Makeup Society’s guide to winter glam makeup for the holiday season this year
Review: The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Review: The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan, starring Jason Manford at Manchester Opera House, is my first ever panto – and it made me rediscover my inner-child!
Mindfulness around Christmas

Mindfulness around Christmas

The joys of Christmas are not always felt by everyone. For some, this time of year can be especially hard. So, here is why its important to look after yourself, practise self-care, and have a more mindful Christmas time
Behold the Bottomless Feast at Red’s True BBQ

Behold the Bottomless Feast at Red’s True BBQ

Get legless and stuffed, at Red’s True Barbecue’s festive Bottomless Feast with both Meat-Lover and Meat-Free platters on offer!
Soy to the World! The Vegan Christmas Markets are here

Soy to the World! The Vegan Christmas Markets are here

A review of the Northern Vegan Christmas Markets that brought environmentally and animal-friendly festive cheer to all visitors
Manchester’s finest festive feasts

Manchester’s finest festive feasts

From New Century to Escape to Freight Island, FOLK to Reds True Barbeque, we’ve got all your festive food needs covered!
Coffee shops return with a latte new festive drinks

Coffee shops return with a latte new festive drinks

With so many festive additions, which menus will make you frappé this Christmas?
Your guide to Manchester’s Christmas Markets

Your guide to Manchester’s Christmas Markets

The Lifestyle section gives you our rundown of Manchester’s Christmas Markets, with all our festive top picks, in locations such as Piccadilly Gardens, Market Street, and St Ann’s Square
Beauty advent calendars: The best of this year

Beauty advent calendars: The best of this year

Whether you are a makeup head, skincare junkie or self-care queen, have fun counting down to Christmas with these advent calendars. Here are The  Mancuion’s beauty team suggestions
How to DIY the perfect Christmas gift on a budget

How to DIY the perfect Christmas gift on a budget

Homemade Christmas presents are a shining example of how a little can go a long way. As our budgets tighten this winter, an affordable handmade candle is the perfect gift for friends and family
Tkay Maidza writes a love letter to New York in ‘Nights In December’ 

Tkay Maidza writes a love letter to New York in ‘Nights In December’ 

The Australian artist’s new Christmas single breaks away from overdone festive formulas
Making the most of Manchester this winter

Making the most of Manchester this winter

Manchester has no shortage of places to explore – enjoy some of our suggestions for the best that the city has to offer this festive season

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