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Home for the Holidays: Ideas for your holiday staycation!

Avoiding the holiday season travel this year? Here are some fun ideas for having a happy holiday season from home.

Christmas Movie Marathon

Catch up on all those holiday movies you’ve wanted to watch or watch again. Instead of traveling, let the movie transport you to your perfect holiday destination. You can add a theme for your marathon for real family fun, such as holiday honeymoon (romance), superhero films, or holiday horror movies! Complete your night with warm blankets, comfy pillows, popcorn, movie candy, and gourmet pizza. 

Our Movie Recommendations:

  • Home Alone (1990)
  • A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Single All the Way (2021)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • A Violent Night (2022)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • The Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • Bad Santa 1 & 2 (2003) (2016)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Cozy Christmas Light Drive

Hop into the car with your family or partner and enjoy the tons of dazzling holiday lights on display near you. It’ll get you out of the house, and you can get your festive on with hardly any expense! There are great resources to find the best holiday light display in your area, the Christmas Light Guide or Christmas Light Finder.

Cook with your family

Create your own holiday tradition, have each family member find a recipe and everyone makes that dish for Christmas dinner. This is a fun way to engage your family and allow everyone to show their creativity and cooking skills. You can do the same concept by having everyone select a dessert to prepare as a family. Another great idea is to tap into some old family recipes, another great way to carry on the family history. 

Christmas Spa-liday

You don’t need to go out to pamper yourself! Stock up on all the essentials you’ll need to relax at home during your winter staycation. Light up those scented candles, slather on the face masks, massage in the essential oils, and give yourself a mani-pedi. Top it all off with a long, blissful soak in the tub! 

No matter how you choose to spend your holiday season, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday and a happy new year!