Merry Christmas From T’HUD

You might not believe it, but Christmas is finally here in less than 24 hours. The weather might be rubbish, but we hope you’re all snuggled up in your new Christmas PJs, drinking plenty of prosecco and eating as much chocolate as humanly possible without being sick. We hope the presents are all sitting under your tree, and your stocking is hung on the fireplace, ready for Mr. Claus to make his annual visit.

Looking back on the past year, 2016 has been a bittersweet one. We’ve lost legends, with David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Caroline Aherne, Greg Lake, Keith Emmerson, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Fidel Castro and Terry Wogan to name just a handful, and as of today Rick Parfitt of Status Quo has also died. The awful death of politician Jo Cox shocked the nation, and the complete tragedy of numerous accidents and terror attacks has been utterly heart-breaking. We can only hope the legacy of these amazing people, and others, can live on into 2017 and the coming years. Brexit and Trump also tilted the world an it’s axis, but I think the less said about that, the better.

For T’Hud, however, it’s been a brilliant start to the academic year. For the last 4 months, it has been absolute pleasure to be a part of this amazing team. We’ve had stellar articles, from killer interviews to gig reviews, spectacular sports reports, political rants from our Alumnis and heartwarming charity campaigns. Myself, Callum, Claire, Liam, Chloe and Georgia put our all into this magazine, and we are so proud of what we have achieved so far in 2016. We want to say a huge thank you to absolutely everybody who has read, shared and liked our online articles, and to anybody that has picked up a copy of the magazine around campus. 2017 is only going to be bigger and better; watch this space.

So as you watch your marathon of films this Christmas Eve, we really want you to remember the true meaning of Christmas. Even if you’re not remotely religious, or you don’t celebrate Christmas, the festive season is a time for family, for giving and for being thankful. It really is a beautiful time of the year, so don’t let it go to waste.

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and great start to the New Year.

Lots of love,

The T’Hud Team x

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