For most, the Christmas Holiday is time for getting together with family members, sharing gifts, eating lavish meals, and watching Football. However, there are others that don't have family members to celebrate with. I happen to be one of those. While the Jones's and the Smith's are sitting around the decorated tree with half a dozen little ones
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When You Don’t Have Family During Christmas Time

For most, the Christmas Holiday is time for getting together with family members, sharing gifts, eating lavish meals, and watching Football.

However, there are others that don’t have family members to celebrate with. I happen to be one of those.

While the Jones’s and the Smith’s are sitting around the decorated tree with half a dozen little ones running around and screaming and ripping the wrapping paper off their presents, I’m sitting at home in my jammies scouring the tv for a movie or two to watch. But don’t pity me. There are perks to my dismay.

When You Don’t Have Family During Christmas

What do you do when you don’t have family members or children to celebrate the holidays with?

Save Money

Without having to purchase all those presents for 3 dozen or more family members, take that money and:

  • spend it on yourself
  • put it into a savings account
  • take a vacation

Go to the Movies

Yes, believe it or not, when most places are closed for Christmas, the movie theater is still open. Hell, ya never know! You might even find a lonely “mate” to enjoy the movie with!

Don’t feel like going out?

Rent a movie in the comforts of your own home! This is a major bonus because you don’t even need to get out of your jammies, brush your teeth or hair, or get out of bed for that!

Read a good Book

For most, the Christmas Holiday is time for getting together with family members, sharing gifts, eating lavish meals, and watching Football. However, there are others that don't have family members to celebrate with. I happen to be one of those. While the Jones's and the Smith's are sitting around the decorated tree with half a dozen little ones

For all you avid book readers out there, Christmas time is a fabulous time to sink your mind into a great novel. No matter your genre, you are basically guaranteed no interruptions while you’re visiting another land.

Catch up around the House

Oh yes, chances are if you are single, your house is not in disarray. However, if you’re like me with a husband and two furkids at home, the house is in a constant state of chaos.

Take time to:

  • sweep or mop the floors
  • scrub the shower, tub, and toilets
  • do laundry
  • tend to items that need a bit of TLC

Shop

Oh hell to the yes! During Christmas time, you’ll find some awesome steals on Amazon and many other local retailers. Take advantage of the sales on those larger items that may be 35-50% off! Going back to the money thing, whatever you may have been saving from spending on someone else, spend it on yourself and buy that special item you normally wouldn’t buy.

Soak in some Relaxation

No matter where you find your comfy spot, be sure to relax. Whether you soak in a candlelit bubble bath, lounge in bed all day with the cat or dog eating popcorn, or sit out and nature enjoying the peace and quiet. Another one I like doing is, whoop it up at the idea of while you are enjoying peace and happiness, there are many out there that are fussing with family members and getting disgruntled at unwanted presents and traffic jams.

Ya see! There are some perks!

However, there is also the debbie-downside of not having family, especially if your loved ones have passed on or are unable to celebrate with you.

Whatever your situation is, please take a moment to remember those who have passed before us and those, like the military, who are unable to come home to be with family.

How did I spend mine?

A day with the furkids and the hubs! I’ve been catching up on laundry, blogging, revamped my entire business website and actually got the hubs to watch a military movie with me! Overall, it’s just another day in my home but it is sure nice having that extra day off from work!

Over to you!

How did you spend your Christmas Holiday!?

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4 thoughts on “When You Don’t Have Family During Christmas Time”

  1. My son and daughter both have significant others so we spent Christmas eve at the home of my daughter’s boyfriend’s grandmother. Christmas Day was spent with 3 fur babies (babysitting one) and the guy I live with. The rest of my family is spread out all over. It was a casual day. I made homemade eggnog. Now on to Chanukah.

    1. Hi Rebecca,

      It makes it difficult to gather at one place when everyone is spread out and has extended family. I totally get that! But hey, hanging out with your man and furkids sounds like a good deal to me! If you don’t mind, could you send some eggnog my way? Hope you have an awesome week! New Years is coming! Woot!

      B

  2. I only have the kids so I am going to travel every Christmas because soon they will be old and out of the house. After they move out I will take that time to read and rest and watch netflix shows all day lol. I think people this year stayed home traveling was a bit lax this year for some reason I also didn’t see a lot of the traditional meals….I think people are breaking traditions. I know a lot of people had Christmas on a different day too because of family issues.

    1. Hey Kita,

      I think that sounds like a fabulous idea! What better present for you and the kids than to visit new places and experience new things! I like the idea of breaking traditions. Why not have Christmas every day of the year? 😉 That’s pretty much what we do throughout the year, minus the decorations and tree. Wishing you and your children and Happy New Year!

      B

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