5 Ways to Spend Christmas


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Ayden Kowalski and Mike Stautz

The season of holiday cheer is now officially upon us, and with so many fun activities to choose from, you may be struggling with how to best enjoy the season. Luckily for you, the Informer has compiled five excellent suggestions for how you should spend the end of the year. So sit back, drink a little eggnog, and enjoy as we impart this marvelous knowledge upon you.


  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

                If you want to see a bunch of grown men and women fight in space with laser swords and guns for three hours, then why not go see Star Wars?  With lovable characters and consistently top-par movies (what Prequels?), there’s a reason why George Lucas’ vision has become a modern piece of the American cultural mythos.  Just make sure that if you want to go, you have the tickets before opening weekend begins, because let me assure you that waiting to get Star Wars tickets is only going to ensure that you, in fact, do not get Star Wars tickets.

  1. Football

                Speaking of massively successful American franchises which features inexplicable prophecies and corporate interests more powerful than your local government, football!  There are plenty of games to see this December, among which are the Eagles facing the Seahawks, the Falcons fighting the Vikings, the Panthers engaging the Saints, and the Browns battling the Chargers, who, let’s be honest, are going to lose, no matter how much Sports Editor Stautz (’21) pleads with the heavenly powers.

  1. Read Books (Because the Internet Will Be Dead)

                Since your favorite websites will be inaccessible after the FCC kills net neutrality, this holiday season will be the perfect time to read a book or two!  Maybe read the Informer, hmm?  It should hold you over until somebody sues.

  1. Listen to Your Grandma’s Christmas Music

                Your grandmother has always been there for you.  She’s baked you cookies, knitted you sweaters, and given you invaluable memories.  So what if she wants to listen to Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You until the speakers literally don’t work?  She’s your grandmother!  Be nice to her!!

  1. Winter Vacation

                Let’s face it:  Dallas isn’t a fun place to spend the winter.  It’s either way too hot or suddenly too cold, and snow is either a fantasy or a monstrous blanket that paralyzes the city for a day or two.  As such, it only makes sense to book it for a place that is more adept to handling the winter, and where you can have a bit more fun with the weather.  Colorado Springs is well-known for its ski resort, and since it’s only a direct flight at DFW away, that may be a nice getaway.  Of course, if you have family in colder climates, visiting them may be nice as well. Whatever gets you out of the heat will do!

This concludes your list of Christmas suggestions.  If you are already planning ahead to another holiday for some reason, feel free to e-mail the Informer at [email protected]!  I mean, why not?  It’s not like you have anything better to do…