How to make the most of the holidays when you're stuck at home alone

Holiday season comes at the same time each year, but when it feels like the 276th day of March, it's pretty difficult to get into the holiday spirit. Didn’t pumpkin spice iced cappuccinos just come out? Maybe it’s so hard to get into the holiday spirit because it’s hard to go home for the holidays. But fear not, we’ve got you covered with a guide to making the most of the holidays when you’re stuck at home.

Put on some holiday bops

Holiday music slaps. But, you know what doesn’t slap? Studying for finals. So why not combine the two? Blast some Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé, and crank it up so you drown out your lectures that are playing on two times speed while you cram.

Make a Quizlet tree

With term papers due left and right and with the holiday spirit hard to come by, it’s a crazy, crazy time. Go pick up a fake tree, and put some ornaments, fairy lights and Quizlet flashcards on it. You can be studious and festive at the same time!

Dear Santa… please waive my tuition fees

Take a moment off of studying to write a letter to Santa! You know, glasses, bowties, cellos, having 17k Instagram followers. You didn’t think we were talking about Santa Claus? No, no, we’re all about Santa Ono here.

Do some arts and crafts

Maybe you’ll want to get some fresh air! Grab a mask, some paint and some tinsel, and definitely do not go festively vandalize, I mean decorate, the Engineering Cairn. It’s a great way to be festive and show off your creativity!

Light ‘em up

Light up some candles. You know, the warm vanilla, cinnamon or peppermint ones. Yeah, the Orchard Commons fire alarm will probably go off, and yeah, you’ll probably get told off by your RA, but what’s a true UBC experience without trudging down flights of stairs in your pyjamas to stand outside in the cold in the middle of the night every once in a while? At least your room will smell funky fresh and festive.