It’s holiday time once again, and at St. Anselm College that means dozens and dozens of gingerbread houses and a massive Christmas tree right in the middle of Davison Dining Hall. 400 students divided into 100 teams are given the same Gingerbread House kit and 2 hours of building time. 1,000 pounds of candy, 500 pounds of royal icing and 2 hours later, “It’s amazing how different they all are in the end!” exclaims Catering Manager Courtney Bogaert. The completed houses, and cars, and sports stadiums, and cartoon characters, are all displayed under the giant Christmas Tree in Davison Hall through the end of the semester. Voting is carefully supervised, and only members of the St. Anselm community are allowed to cast a ballot. Winners receive $400, second place receives $200 and third place $100. This year’s winners will be announced on Friday, December 9. Davison Hall is open to the public, Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm, and weekends 7am to 6pm.