festive Articles

The most predictable time of the year: The Holiday and Happiest Season

The most predictable time of the year: The Holiday and Happiest Season

All I want for Christmas is better rom-coms. Emotions shouldn’t be this formulaic
Mancunion Christmas Worsts

Mancunion Christmas Worsts

Here are our least favourite Christmas films, so you can stay jolly this Christmas season
Our favourite Christmas films

Our favourite Christmas films

Wondering what you should watch this Christmas? Check out the list of our favourite festive films
Horoscopes: Week commencing December 7th

Horoscopes: Week commencing December 7th

Ever wondered which Christmas film is best for your star sign? Well wonder no more
A Film Lover’s Guide to Christmas

A Film Lover’s Guide to Christmas

In the long-awaited sequel to our Mancunian Guide, we asked our writers to pick their favourite festive films — all you have to do is trust them
All I want for Christmas is something to do

All I want for Christmas is something to do

Ellie Martin advises students how to get into the festive spirit whilst still at university before the dreaded revision period hits
Turtle Bay’s Secret Menu Christmas Cocktails

Turtle Bay’s Secret Menu Christmas Cocktails

Elena Bradley tries Turtle Bay’s new festive menu and secret cocktails to see if a Caribbean Christmas is the present you didn’t know you needed…
PLY’s winter cocktail menu

PLY’s winter cocktail menu

PLY’s new winter cocktail menu features an array of festive themed drinks: from the Roast Peach Old Fashioned to the hot chocolate wine, there’s something for everyone this Christmas.
Hatch’s urban Narnia: A festive fantasy

Hatch’s urban Narnia: A festive fantasy

Oxford Road’s hipster haven ‘Hatch’ expands its size and repertoire in time for Christmas, celebrating with ‘Urban Narnia’, a festive event showcasing the new food and drink vendors.
Manchester’s Hinterland: Christmas in a hot-tub

Manchester’s Hinterland: Christmas in a hot-tub

A 10-minute journey to the arctic! Sophia Macpherson unveils Hinterland’s world of Christmas adventure
Deck the halls with budget holly

Deck the halls with budget holly

Shannon Winterbone points out the places you want to be heading to if you’re on a budget and looking for cheap ways to get your home ready for Christmas
Festive season shopping got you frazzled?

Festive season shopping got you frazzled?

If Christmas shopping fills you with dread and you’re left wanting to curl up under a blanket at the mere thought of braving the Arndale in December, we have the ultimate guide to avoiding shopping list related stress this year
Personalised packages: the perfect Christmas gift

Personalised packages: the perfect Christmas gift

December is almost here, and it’s time to start gathering ideas for those on your nice list…
Festive make up: The drugstore edition

Festive make up: The drugstore edition

Heading out to any festive parties? Laura Mills has your make-up look sorted without busting your budget. Cue bronze shades, glitter, and a classic red lip
The 5 Worst Things about Christmas

The 5 Worst Things about Christmas

Put away the tinsel, stop singing carols and save some turkeys: Molly Allen on why not to get in the festive spirit

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