Countdown to Christmas!
We've chosen our favourite games, videos, courses, interactives and programmes as well as other festive fun for you to enjoy.
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Each day until Christmas a new door will unlock, so just click or tap the numbers below to find a new surprise to explore!
Explore Rudolph’s favourite planet in our solar system…
The red planet, of course, in this fascinating interactive, 15 Minutes on Mars.
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Have you ever REALLY listened to it? Learn how to do so in our FREE course, Discovering music through listening.
Thinking of buying your child a book for Christmas?
If it’s a personalised one make sure you check out our article, Read this before you fall for a personalised book.
Debating ditching the turkey for something more animal-friendly?
Consider the question Why are nonhuman animals victims of harm? in our FREE course.
Getting creative this Christmas?
Perhaps you’re making your own wreath or Christmas cards. If so check out this article on Constraints in Creativity.
Fancy an elf internship?
Interning in Santa’s workshop isn’t possible but there are other placements. Explore in our FREE course, Internships and other work experiences.
Do you know Christmas has pagan influences?
Explore alternative religions in our FREE course, A spiritual revolution? Wicca and religious change in the 1960s.
Do you know festive plastics, like glitter, harm the environment?
Find out how to make your Christmas eco-friendly in our Sustainability Hub.
Christmas got you worrying about finances?
Explore our FREE course, MSE’s Academy of Money to get those pennies in order for the new year.
Christmas is a time for giving
Perhaps you could volunteer some time at a homeless shelter or donate items to a food bank – explore more in our hub, Understanding Homelessness.
Thinking about getting your child some new tech?
Learn about the effects this can have on them in this FREE course, Children’s experiences with digital technologies.
Baby, it’s cold outside!
But did you know spending time outdoors can improve our mental health significantly? Find out more in this article, The benefits of outdoor green and blue spaces.
Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten!
If you want to write your Christmas cards with an international greeting, check out our FREE course, How to Learn a Language.
Did you know that Santa is 1,750 years old?
Perhaps he should check out our FREE course, Retirement Planning Made Easy (and you can too!)
Christmas will be different this year
If you’re worried about how this might affect your child, check out this FREE course, Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Perfected your pose for the hundreds of photos taken over Christmas?
Find out more about the invention of the lens in our interactive, Life through a lens.
Stressed in the lead up to Christmas?
The festive season can leave many of us feeling anxious or irritated, so check out our Five tips for relaxing during difficult times.
Driving home for Christmas?
If you need to make your vehicle a mobile office (by having hands-free phone meetings) find out how safe this is in our interactive, Are you driven to distraction?
Last minute Christmas shopping?
It won’t be the first time you’ve witnessed a buying frenzy this year! Explore more in our article, Panic buying and how to stop it.
Santa is the best at supply chain management!
Can you measure up? See how you fare in our interactive, Can You Manage a Supply Chain?
Screen time bound to increase over Christmas?
We all know social media is SO addictive. Get clued up in our FREE course, The psychology of cybercrime.
Is running a marathon among one of your New Year’s resolutions?
If so this FREE course Training for endurance in sport and fitness is perfect for you.
‘Guide my sleigh tonight?’
Santa had some great anti-bullying techniques (the other reindeers used to call Rudolph names after all!). Find out how you can beat the bullies in this interactive.
It’s Christmas Eve!
To you and yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas. If you find yourself at a loose end in the next few days, why not try one of our FREE Courses?