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Abolish holidays

Critiquing the corruption of ‘traditional’ holy, holidays into the consumerist, godless husks of today is a favourite pastime of conservative pundits and people who hate fun. But is there a…

Put down the Christmas list — it’s poppy season first

There actually is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas — and it isn’t Black Friday. It’s Remembrance Day.

Wiccan holidays scrapped from UVic religious observances calendar

Eight Wiccan holiday dates were removed from UVic’s annual religious observances calendar this year, leaving students and faculty who identify as Wiccan without a way to request time off for…

Christmas returns to The Butchart Gardens

Christmas lovers rejoice: twinkling lights and holiday spirit have returned to The Butchart Gardens. The Magic of Christmas, now celebrating its 32nd year, is Butchart’s annual celebration of the festive…

Giving back without breaking the bank

The holidays are a time for giving, but that can be tricky on a student budget There is a tangible buzz of love, appreciation, and gratitude that comes from giving…

‘Tis the season to be fashionable

Trying to find a new look for the staff Christmas party? Want to make sure you *pop* at the family dinner? Worry no further: ugly sweaters are in this year,…

The many happy holidays: Remembering all cultures this season

Is it ‘merry Christmas’ or ‘happy holidays?’ Regardless of how we say it, the message is the same: wishing someone a happy winter season. But in Western culture, the season…

Family warfare: How to avoid tense family dinners this holiday

Oh, the holidays: the time of year when the reality of brown road slush and awkward encounters with your new step-brothers are etched into memories of pristine white snow and…

Five holiday albums you might not have heard yet

Even though Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey playing softly from the speakers of every mall and holiday event ever, they can get a bit…