College Life: Christmas with Hallmark

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Everyone loves a good Christmas movie during the holiday season. Christmas Hallmark movies have always been a favorite thing for me to watch. I absolutely LOVE Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and, for anyone who knows me, they know I watch the Hallmark Channel A LOT. I especially enjoy the romance Christmas movies because I’ve always been a big romance movie lover. Over Thanksgiving Break, I went to a good friend’s house and my guy friend said, “Oh my gosh, you changed ESPN to the Hallmark Channel.” After listening to his complaining and switching back and forth to the Hallmark Channel to ESPN when it went to commercials, he ended up watching the Hallmark movies with me. I said, “Oh, so look who is interested in the Hallmark Christmas movies now?” I am going to list six of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies for you and a summary of what they are about.

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Blankets for Life

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor


The Relay for Life chapter at the University of Lynchburg held their late night blanket making event on November 29. The event was held in Pete’s Place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and students could come and make blankets and scarves for cancer patients.

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UL in History: Christmas Dance

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

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Illustrations by Nicole Freewalt. 

When this edition of The Critograph appears there will be two weeks left before

the beginning of the examination period. I know that both faculty and students are

looking forward to the long vacation and beginning a brand-new semester in mid-


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Tis the Season

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

The holiday season has come and many places are already advertising Christmas and other holiday events.

On Thursday, November 29, the second annual Christmas Coffeehouse in Bedford will happen at Golf Park Coffee and Freedom 4/24 Headquarters from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music and local vendors, including The Birch, The Bear & The Bee and Ansgar Leather Co. While this event has free admission, 20% of all proceeds will be given to Freedom 4/24, who “bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking,” according to their website. For more information on this event, please visit

Starting on Friday, November 30, and continuing until Thursday, December 6, Venue Cinemas will be showing the 2003 movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The movie is rated PG. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 28, and are $2 for showings before 6:00 p.m. and $3 for showings after 6pm. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

A Seussified Christmas Carol will be performed at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

The Appomattox Christmas Academy will host a Christmas Market on Friday, November 30, at 5pm and continued on Saturday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. According to their Facebook event page, there will be “Pony Rides, special kid activities, [and a] gift wrapping station […] Food on Friday provided by St. Andrew’s REC Annual Fish Fry. Food on Saturday will feature The Cotton Candy Lab, The Taco Wagon […] and Hibachi Guys.” For more information, please visit

The Lynchburg Community Market will become the Mistletoe Market on every Saturday from December 1 to December 22 from 7:00 to 3:00 p.m. December 1 and 8 will “have carriage rides and [you can] visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!”, according to their Facebook event page. For more information, please visit

The Reindeer Run 2 Miler will happen, rain or shine, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 to 11am. Tickets for the event are $20-$35 for Students and Faculty/Staff of Liberty University, and $25-$40 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit and search for the Reindeer Run 2 Miler.

Sunday, December 2, will see the 59th Annual Lynchburg Christmas Parade at 4pm starting at Lynchburg City Stadium and ending at E.C. Glass High School, according to the Facebook event page. “Come out to see the Floats, Marching Bands, Music, Royal Princess of VA, Charlottesville Ballet, and Much More!” boasts the Facebook page.