Winter Survival Guide

Well folks, winter is well and truly here, wrapping its icy tendrils around our vulnerables. But fear not, gentle reader, Pop Culture Monster provides you with a list of essentials to help you fight off the winter blues. So blanket up and let us transport you from your frozen dwellings to a place of sunny excellence.


  1. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  2. Cruel Summer – Bananarama
  3. Club Tropicana – Wham
  4. California Girls – The Beach Boys
  5. California Gurls – Katy Perry
  6. Miami – Will Smith
  7. Going To Ibiza – Vengaboys
  8. Long Hot Summer – Girls Aloud
  9. Summer Breeze – Seals & Crofts
  10. Heatwave – Martha & The Vandellas


  1. Sahara (2005)
  2. Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
  3. Cocktail (1988)
  4. High School Musical 2 (2007)
  5. The Wicker Man (1973)


  1. Tropico
  2. Far Cry 2
  3. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
  4. Dune 2000
  5. Dante’s Inferno

Food and Drink:

  1. Curry (the hotter the better)
  2. Chili con Carne
  3. Ginger Ale
  4. Pina Coladas
  5. Stew (preferably made by your Mammy)
  6. Steak and Kidney pie
  7. Hot Toddy
  8. Tea and Toast
  9. Apple Pie
  10. Anything that’ll get you drunk enough to forget about the cold.

Pop Culture Monster wishes you the best of luck with these tried and tested remedies but cannot be held responsible for any inappropriate behaviour, Vanessa Hudgens or self-immolation as a result of any of the above.

Warm thoughts and Monster hugs.

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