10 TV Shows To Have A Meaningful Relationship With Over Winter Break

10 TV Shows To Have A Meaningful Relationship With Over Winter Break

Get your Netflix and Chill on, alone.

'Tis not only the season of Christmas but 'tis also the season of binge watching.

Winter break is the best time to catch up on all those shows you didn't have time to watch during the first semester. I know I have a list of shows that I just want to sit down and watch. These shows are likely shows that 1) I have started but haven't gotten around to finishing or 2) shows that I have wanted to watch for awhile but just haven't had the time.

1. Game of Thrones

I just started Game of Thrones over the summer and binge watched 5 1/2 seasons of it, but didn't get to finish because of school. I literally have about 5 episodes left of season 6 and I just have not had the time to finish them. I've heard that the craziest things happen in the last two episodes and I have been very good about not looking up spoilers but I am dying to know what happens.

2. Designated Survivor

Now I just started this show a couple days ago, and it was one that I had seen previews for and it caught my eye. However, I do not have time to religiously watch shows throughout the semester. I tried to and it's just hard to carve out the time and dedicate it to a TV show when I really should be doing homework.

3. Stranger Things

I actually started Stranger Things mid-semester and really loved it. However, I didn't get to finish season 1 so I will definitely be doing that over this break.

4. The Crown

This show is definitely for the people who are into history related things. I personally LOVE this show and the acting in it is phenomenal, but it definitely will be one of those acquired taste shows. I have a couple episodes left and I really am trying to go through them slowly because season 2 doesn't come out until next year.

5. One Tree Hill

I tried watching this show in high school and never really got super into it until I started binge-watching it over the summer. Now I love it and am very emotionally attached to all the characters. I'm only on season 7 so I have a couple more seasons to finish over break.

6. Scandal

I was really into Scandal for a while, then I started to lose interest so I never finished it. However, the previews for the most recent season look really good so I am thinking about rewatching it all from the beginning to get back into it because the first couple seasons were really good.

7. Teen Wolf

For all the people out there who haven't seen this show and refuse to watch it because they think it's a "chick" show are wrong. This show may not have the greatest first two seasons, but everything from season 3 on is AMAZING. It is one of the most action-packed, violent, mind blowing shows, which are not characteristics of "chick" shows.

8. The Vampire Diaries

I used to be obsessed with this show, but then for some reason, I just stopped watching it. I think I stopped after season 4 or 5 and the newest, most recent season looks very intriguing and it is now on Netflix so I may have to dedicate some time to watching it.

9. House of Cards

I started watching this last year and just stopped for no apparent reason. However, I love this show and I really want to get back into it.

10. Friends

When I don't know what I want to watch I always just throw on Friends. It's such a feel-good show that makes me laugh and keeps me entertained for a while. I actually put this on when I can't fall asleep sometimes, and it honestly soothes me and I fall right asleep. So this is always a good option if you haven't seen it.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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