Spending the holidays alone isn't most people's idea of a merry Christmas. But if you find yourself alone for the holidays, you can still have a great time solo. Here are some helpful tips to help you make the most of it:
DECK THE HALLS
Buying a tree to decorate, making gingerbread houses, and hanging up stocking will get you in the holiday spirit. It's all about ambience.
CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY
You might be miles away from those nearest and dearest to you, but you can always talk to them on the phone or Skype with them.
There are plenty of soup kitchens, churches, and other charitable organizations that need volunteers during the holiday season. What better way to combat your loneliness than to give back to those in need in your local community.
EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY
Just because you're home alone doesn't mean you can't cook yourself a feast. You know that domestic goddess in you is dying to come out for Christmas. Why not cook your favorite holiday dishes, drink some eggnog or wine, and enjoy a little indulging — without any judgement or body shaming of your family members.
HAVE A SPA DAY
Try to take this time alone to unplug from the real world and relax a little. Light some candles, put on some soothing holiday music, and soak in the bath with a face mask. Pampering yourself is one of the greatest gifts of all.
BINGE-WATCH HOLIDAY MOVIES
It just wouldn't be Christmas without watching some classic films. Whether you're in the mood for some laughs with "Elf" or some tears with "It's a Wonderful Life," there are plenty of feel-good movies to choose from that will keep you from feeling lonely.
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