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From left, DaVine Joy Randolph (Mary Lamb), Paul Giamatti (Paul Hunham) and Dominic Sessa (Angus) in Alexander Paynes new film, The Holdovers.

‘The Holdovers’ is a warm and kind-spirited movie for the holidays

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer November 17, 2023
The Christmas spirit shines through in the touching, heartfelt movie “The Holdovers.” Directed by Alexander Payne, the film tells a tale of three lonely individuals coming unexpectedly together during the holidays. The companionship that the audience is able to see bloom across the film’s 133-minute runtime can best be described by one word — kind. 
Column: Christmas movies gets secularized

Column: Christmas movies gets secularized

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The increase of secularism in society has reshaped the holiday season and is most directly seen in the progression of holiday films. 
Nailed It! Holiday! season two is a joyful ride through failed bakes and hilarious contestants. Judges Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres work well together, and the shows celebrity guest judges bring another element of comedy to the baking show.

Review: Holiday themed cooking show hits nail on the head

By Sarah Diggins December 4, 2019

The holiday season is the time of year when pictures of reindeer cakes or dreidel cake pops appear all over Pinterest. And at first glance, these festive creations look easy enough to replicate. Just preheat...

Netflixs Let It Snow lacks the defining holiday cheer of a Christmas movie, even though the story takes place on Christmas Eve. The film is based on a collection of three short stories by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, but the film has trouble translating the enjoyable aspects of the book to the screen.

Review: Christmas charm is absent in bland romantic comedy

By Sarah Diggins November 19, 2019

Movies like “Love, Actually,” “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” make it seem like the best way to tell a holiday story is through a large ensemble cast and a collection of different...

Disneys remake of the traditional ballet The Nutcracker features stunning costume design and CGI.

Review: Christmas ballet charmingly adapted by Disney

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer November 11, 2018
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a whimsical and marvelous retelling of a Christmas classic.
The five-person a cappella group Pentatonix released another Christmas album, Christmas Is Here!

Review: A capella pop adds cheer to Christmas carols

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer November 5, 2018
The album contains the merriness and brightness any listener expects from a Christmas album.
Review: Singles for the week of 12/1

Review: Singles for the week of 12/1

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor December 2, 2017

“Him & I” G-Eazy and Halsey Released Dec. 1 RCA Records Halsey’s perky pop style blends surprisingly well with G-Eazy’s raspier rap verses. Towards the middle of the song, G-Eazy’s...

Installment Seven: The Conclusion of My First Semester

December 30, 2015
Even as I sit down to write this last article, I am shocked at how quickly this semester passed.

Awaken the Night with Song Christmas celebration

December 10, 2014
The Ithaca College Protestant community and the Ithaca College Awaken Fellowship hold a Christmas celebration in IC square.
The Ithaca College Protestant Community offers volunteer opportunities for students during the year and over the holidays, such as at Loaves and Fishes, the local community kitchen where students help serve food every other Tuesday from about 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Students volunteer in their local community for the holiday season

By Sara Kim, Online News Editor November 19, 2014
This holiday season, campus organizations at Ithaca College are working with local charities and hosting events to give back to the community.
Junior Erich Westfield gives notes to Theodore Bouloukos, who plays Santa Claus, during the filming of Rudolph vs. Reese, written by sophomore Mitchell Ward, who won the David Ames Film Award for his movie script.

Santa sues sleigh in student-written production

By Evin Billington, Accent Editor March 26, 2014
After winning the David Ames Film Award, sophomore Mitchell Ward is turning his script, "Rudolph vs. Reese," into a film.

Gesture of good will

By The Ithacan March 31, 2013
Celebrating holidays in the classroom used to be easy for teachers. What used to be a “Merry Christmas” with decorated Christmas trees of ornaments and lights has now translated to “Happy Holidays” in order to be respectful of each students’ values and beliefs.  I grew up in classrooms that consisted of Secret Santa’s even if…
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