Christmas is all about sharing and giving. When residing in a student accommodation, whether in Australia or in the UK, you will be sharing Christmas time with your student accommodation flatmates. Here is a list of topics that could be fun to be discussed with your roommates:
1- Learning New Skills:
Write the new skills that you have acquired throughout the year and how hard/easy it was to do so. Also, state how you have learned each to determine the most effective method of learning that works best for you. Compare yours to that of your flatmates and friends; they might come up with a skill that you would like to work on in the next year. You can also exchange learning resources so that you can all benefit.
2- Best Read Books:
List the great books that you have finished. How many were related to your studies, how many were related to self-development, and how many were fiction? Decide if these numbers are satisfactory and increase them in the upcoming year if they are not. Exchange books and novels with your friends and classmates. It is a good way of finding interesting topics to talk about. If you have a Christmas book in mind, share with your flatmates too.
3- Your Favourite Movies:
Do you enjoy watching movies on TV or at the Cinema? Exchange the most famous Christmas movies in your hometown with your flatmates who come from different countries. Watch them together. It is fun!
4- Last Year's Christmas Gifts and Activities:
Tell your student accommodation flatmates about the weirdest and funniest Christmas gifts that you have received and exchange some Christmas stories. Make a wish list for this Christmas. Try playing Secret Santa with your flatmates. You can also discuss traditional Christmas gifts in your hometowns.
5- Christmas Holiday Memories:
Exchange with your flatmates some funny stories and unforgettable memories about Christmas and the holiday season that you have experienced as a child. This is a great way to bond with them. In each and every country, there are specific places to be visited at Christmas. Share with your student accommodation flatmates these places and show them some pictures even.
6- Favourite Christmas Song:
Everyone has a different taste in music. Tell your flatmates about your favourite Christmas song. If it is not in English, translate it to them and they can interpret theirs to you too. Listen to them together and decide on a common favourite.
7- New Friends:
Tell one another about the new acquaintances that you have made and how do you see your friendships in 5-10 years. Is making new friends easy or do you find it hard? Share funny stories about how your best friends became so.
8- Newly Visited Places:
Tell them about the new places that you have visited last year and also you can inform them about the landmarks that people usually visit in the New Year in your home country.
9- Best Pictures:
Your hometown is a touristic destination to your flatmates. Show them pictures of your hometown and the spectacular places that tourists come from all over the globe to visit. You can also share some historical stories and ancient tales from your country.
10- New Year’s Resolutions:
Talk about your old New Year’s resolutions; what have you done and what haven’t you done yet. You can collaborate to write a common list of resolutions for all of you. Use the previous topics to create an amazing list including the new skills you want to acquire, the new places you want to visit and the new books you want to read.