What I’m watching over the holiday break


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Senior Lifestyle Writer Caleb Johnson is watching a diverse lineup of media over their holiday break. (Getty Images)

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer

The school year is almost up, and the holiday season is almost upon us. The time has come to get ready to kick back and relax with a cup of hot cocoa and spend time with those you love.

Whether you want to relax or you’d rather go out with friends or family, there’s plenty of good choices to see and enjoy.

I myself like to enjoy something light-hearted and easy going, but sometimes action and fast pace is good too. That’s why I chose these shows – they each have their own unique flavor, and I like to mix it up.


What better way to relax and unwind the a delightfully gay romatic drama-comedy based on a series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman. Directed by Euros Lyn, this Netflix original series stars Charlie Spring, played by Joe Locke, and Nick Nelson, played by Kit Connor.

The show follows Nick and Charlie on their journey from friendship to romance. As the series progresses, we also get to see how their relationship affects their friends and loved ones. It is a story of love, life and the struggles of dealing with identity.


The long awaited sequel to James Cameron’s hit “Avatar” comes nearly 13 years after the original. Once again directed by James Cameron stars Sam Worthington as Jake Sully and Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri.

I am super excited to return to the world of Avatar. Set on the lush habitable jungle moon of Pandora, the movie will follow Jake Sully and Neytiri and they fight to protect their family. The first movie did an amazing job with visuals, with beautiful settings and rich characters, and from the trailers “The Way of Water” is looking to follow suit. I am also super excited to see how Cameron brings back Sigourney Weaver’s character, as she died in the first movie.


Learn more than you ever dreamed of regarding the legendary performer Idina Menzel in this in-depth look at a moment in the life of one of her tours.

In this film, Anne McCabe follows Menzel as she goes on tour in 16 different towns. The documentary looks at how Menzel juggles the life of being a working mother and going on a national tour.

The film will also look at how Menzel realizes her dream of performing in her hometown of New York City at Madison Square Garden.