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What to do this holiday season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday cheer is a guaranteed way to get through finals. Movies, cookies and gifts are perfect ways to celebrate winter holidays. Here are some ideas to get you in the holiday mood.


Holiday Bucket List


Ice skating in Union Square

Christmas caroling with the squad

Holiday cookie/gingerbread house decorating party

Ugly holiday sweater party

Go up to Tahoe for a day in the snow

Holiday movie marathon

Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless center

Donate toys to a local toy drive

Sip on some homemade hot cocoa

Go to a fancy dinner with friends

Wear holiday pjs in public

Go to the Headlands to look at the lit up city

Do a Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange with friends

Spend time with your family


Top 10 Holiday Movies to Watch



The Nightmare Before Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone #1

The Holiday

Bad Santa

A Christmas Carol

The Polar Express

A Christmas Story



Gift Ideas


For your dad:

Buy him a watch from Target but say it’s a Rolex

Ugly holiday sweater

“World’s Best Dad shirt,” even if they aren’t the best

Beer flavored jelly beans


For your mom:

A mug with an artsy saying on it

A candle that you can also use

Buy a ceramic bowl and tell them you made it


For a sibling:

A box, just a box

A present that you can steal for yourself

A hug


For a friend:

A 2 pound gummy bear

Bacon bandages

Stress relief bubble wrap


For someone you hate:

Just go to


Our Favorite Holiday Treats


Peppermint bark

Sugar cookies

Santa’s coal… Confused? Go to


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