21 Magical Winter Break Ideas, Based On Your Hogwarts House

21 Magical Winter Break Ideas, Based On Your Hogwarts House

No matter what house you’re in, rewatching all of the films is a MUST.

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The holiday season is right around the corner. In a few weeks, exams will be over and most of the college kids around the globe will be packing up and heading home. Whether you live 10 minutes from campus or across the globe, Hogwarts will always be a home for us Harry Potter fans. Here is how you can make your break a little more magical.

Gryffindor

1. Build a fort and watch holiday movies with some friends.

2. Throw an ugly sweater party.

3. Have a giant snowball fight.

4. Make your "Elf on the Shelf" do insane things at home.

5. Dress your pet up in a terrible Christmas costume.

Hufflepuff

1. Go caroling.

2. Teach yourself how to knit.

3. Bake gingerbread cookies and decorate a house for them to live in.

4. Buying your pets gifts because they're part of the family, too.

5. Make snow angels with your pals.

Slytherin

1. Decorate a Christmas tree and go all out.

2. Prank a sibling or friend by wrapping their things in an excessive amount of wrapping paper.

3. Build a giant snowman with friends. Give it a nice Slytherin scarf to wear, too.

4. Bring the best gag gifts to a White Elephant gift exchange.

5. Make the most ~magical~ holiday playlist ever.

Ravenclaw

1. Bundle up next to the fire with a book.

2. Go ice skating.

3. Find a new park or trail to walk on with friends. Exploring! Winter! Fun!

4. Cut down your own Christmas tree.

5. Wear giant sweaters everywhere.

6. Perfect your hot chocolate recipe.

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52 Old School Slang Words We Should Bring Back In 2018

Sick of hearing your friends say things like dope, swag or three-hunna? Check out some of these old school phrases to up your slang game.
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Throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s there was some pretty interesting lingo. Language and slang evolves with time but let’s not pass up on some of these “far out” (see #30) terms that will help you expand your vocabulary and transcend time itself.

1. Totally rad: Awesome, cool

“That movie was totally rad!”

2. Home skillet: A term of endearment for your close friend.

“What’s up, home skillet?”

3. Trippin’: Crazy, messed up

“My mom grounded me for no reason. She was totally trippin’"

4. As if: Ever seen Clueless? ‘nuff said.

“Want to go out on a date?”
“As if!”

5. Buggin’: Worried, nervous, freaking out

“She thought she heard something but she was just buggin’ out.”

6. Talk to the hand: Dismissing someone with attitude.

“You’re being whack homie, talk to the hand.”

7. Crib: Your home

“Welcome to my crib.”

8. Crunk: Having a good time.

“Let’s go out and get crunk tonight.”

9. Fly: Cool, fresh or awesome

“Her outfit was so fly”

10. Said the liar: A sentence to follow a false statement

“We totally hooked up last night.”
“…said the liar!”

11. Not!: Quite similar to said the liar, denies a statement

“I just finished all my homework… Not!”

12. PSYCH!: See Not! Perhaps delivered with more pizzaz.

“Yeah, you looked great today… PSYCH!”

13. Phat: Cool, excellent

“That band had a phat sound.”

14. Open up a can of whoop ass: About to start a fight

“I was so mad I was about to open up a can of whoop ass!”

15. Whack: Crazy

“That Michael Jackson impersonator was whack.”

16. Word to your motha’: Agreeing or understanding

“Let’s roll through that party”
“Word to your motha’”

17. What's the 411: What’s going on? What’s up?

“What’s the 411?”
“About to hit the club.”

18. Take a chill pill: Relax

“I’m so nervous, I forgot to study for my test!”
“Take a chill pill, dude”

19. Booyah: An exclamation of joy

“I just found 5 bucks on the ground, booyah!”

20. Eat my shorts: Kiss my ass, an insult

“Eat my shorts, scumbag.”

21. Get your mac on: Hooking up

“We were partying and then went upstairs to get our mac on.”

22. Going postal: Going crazy

“I told her I cheated and she went postal.”

23. All that and a bag of chips: Hot stuff, when you got it going on

“I love Jimmy. He’s all that and a bag of chips!”

24. Lets roll: Time to go, heading out

“It’s getting kind of late, lets roll homie.”

25. What’s crackalakin’?: What’s up? How’s it going?

“Hey man, what’s crackalakin’?”

26. Yo mama: A joke that intends to offend on the most personal level, coming for your Mom

“Yo mama is so ugly that when she tried to enter an ugly contest they said, ‘sorry, no professionals’”27. Da bomb: Awesome, fantastic or great
“This food is da bomb!”

28. Thats tight: Cool, sick, sweet or good

“That concert was tight.”

29. Cowabunga: see Booyah

*jumps off diving board* “Cowabunga!”

30. Far out: Very cool, out of this world, disbelief, excited

“Wow, that show was far out!”

31. Keepin' it real: true to yourself, chilling

“How goes it?”
“Just keepin’ it real.”

32. Raise the roof: Get pumped or excited, get it poppin

“Bump those jams, its time to raise the roof!”

33. Bitchin’: Cool, awesome, alright!

“Your car is totally bitchin’”

34. Gnarly: Extreme, grotesque

“I fell off my skateboard and got a gnarly gash.”

35. Righteous: Cool, all the best qualities, sweet, awesome

“That guitar solo was righteous.”

36. Tubular: Awesome, excellent

“Your perm is totally tubular!”

37. Wig out: Freak out

“I saw a snake and wigged out!”

38. Bogus: Crazy or no good

“My bag of chips was half air, totally bogus, man!”

39. Fresh: Cool, newest

“Those kicks are fresh.”

40. To the max: The best, good, cool

“That beautiful painting is to the max!”

41. Can you dig it: Do you like it? Do you agree?

“I’m about to buy Grateful Dead tickets, can you dig it?”

42. The man: Referring to paranoia of corporations, government, big brother type

“You got to watch out for ‘the man’”

43. Fo’ sho’: For sure, yes

“Want to grab some chinese food?”
“Fo sho!”

44. Fo-shizzle: A variation of fo’ sho’

“Want to grab some chipotle?”
“Fo-shizzle my izzle"

45. Bangin’: Good, great, awesome

“We had a bangin’ time at the club.”

46. Chillaxin’: Relax, hanging out

“What’s up?”
“Nothing much, just chillaxin’”

47. Get bent: Piss off, screw off

*cat whistle*
“Get bent, ass hole”

48. Goon: A goof-off, nerd, foolish

“Check out that goon with the high waters.”

49. Outtie: Leaving, heading out

"This party is lame, we outtie."

50. Gravy: Cool

“These tube socks are so gravy!”

51. 'Bout it, 'bout it: Absolutely, sure, why not?

"Want to go shopping?"
"'Bout it, 'bout it."

52. Catch you on the flip side: See you later

"I'm heading out, catch you on the flip side."

Enjoy your new found vocabulary and don't be scared to show off some of these fresh phrases to your friends and family. They will surely be impressed with your ability to throw it back to the old days. We outtie.

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This Is The Love-Hate Story Of Midwesterners And Snow

if you know, you know.

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Snow, the true definition of love and hate.

If you grew up in the midwest, you know the feeling you got as a kid the night before a snowstorm. When you would stay up a little later in hopes that school will be canceled even before you go to bed. You know the feeling of waking up to a 2-hr delay and getting some extra sleep. Though nothing beat waking up to a closed school. You knew that meant more sleep and a day of sledding, and you were so there for it.

The love you wish to feel now. That your job will call and you just might not have to go in. The feeling of staying home and catching up on things there. Almost comforting that you'll get to sleep in a bit, in the middle of the week! Wow, what a feeling of joy that is. What love you have for the snow that you hope will be coming.

The heart-warming feeling you get as you watch the weather forecast and peep out the window to see snow gracefully falling down to save the day.

You go to bed, ready to receive that phone call the following morning, saying you get to stay home.

Then you wake up.

That's when the hate sets in. No phone calls. Not your school listed on the news as closed. You peek outside and see a thin layer of snow, filling you with disappointment. You know now, that you've been let down once again.

That promising day you thought you would have and then BOOM. You have to get ready for the day. Have to get ready to face the snow. You walk out and the bitter cold that would have brought you happiness at some point, slaps you in the face.

You don't know who to blame for this hurt you feel. The weatherman, that you literally don't know how they still have their job? Your school that decided it was worth the risk? Yourself, for thinking it could actually happen?

That moment where it felt like you were the only school that didn't get closed, just like when you were a kid, the disappointment sets in… no betrayal hurts more than that.

You know now that your butt is the one that will have to walk, what feels like 5 miles, to a class that you don't understand how you even got stuck taking it. All because you hoped that wishing for snow would save the day.

The realization sets in that what you once thought was full of joy and activities, is no longer that for an adult.

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