How to celebrate Christmas during finals

By Brigid Lowney | December 3, 2018 5:03pm

Living Section Editor Brigid Lowney shares her top tips on how to enjoy the Christmas season during finals.

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As we all know, finals week is the actual nightmare before Christmas. In these last two weeks before break, students are camping out in the library, pulling all-nighters and dreaming about the best day of the year — December 13th — when we all get to go home and take a nice month-long break from school. 

The Christmas season only comes around once a year, and it’s pretty unfortunate that students have to deal with the stress of exams during a time of joy and celebration. But don’t let finals take away the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s a few ways to incorporate some Christmas cheer into your last two weeks of the semester:

1) Hang up Christmas decorations on your ceiling. That way, when you lay down in the middle of the floor and question how your life got to this tragic point, you’ll have something fun and festive to look at!

2) Cry into your hot chocolate.

3) Give yourself Christmas-themed positive affirmations. When you look in the mirror and stare deep into your soul, asking yourself why you waited until the night before to complete a 12-page assignment, pump yourself up with some positive affirmations — Christmas style.

“I am NOT a cotton-headed ninny muggins.” 

“I will SLEIGH this paper.”  

Here is Lowney just trying her best. 

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4) Use an Elf reference. Just as your professor is about to announce a last-minute assignment during dead week, stand on your desk and scream, “THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER IS SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR.” Then proceed with a pitchy rendition of ‘Santa Baby.’ The professor will be so shook they won’t have time to assign you anything.

5) Stress eat a gingerbread house.

6) Cut all of your tissues into paper snowflakes. It’ll be like wiping your tears away with spirit of Christmas. Yay!

7) Spike your eggnog. Only if you’re over 21, of course. 

Happy studying!

Good luck, Pilots!

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Brigid Lowney is the living section editor at The Beacon. She can be reached at