Feel free to nix "I'll Be Home For Christmas" from your holiday playlist, because this year, you're staying put. With safety being the number one priority during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you've decided to not travel home for the holidays to see your family. You may have virtual celebrations lined up to keep those precious traditions going, but you're wondering how to have a cozy Christmas if you're not at home with your family this year.
Just know that you're not alone. It's crucial to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggestions and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. It is recommended to not travel, and to celebrate with only your housemates to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. You can always plan a Christmas at a later date during the year or go big to make up for it at home next year. You can still make the best of this year and have a cozy Christmas in your home away from home this year.
This might be your first time celebrating by yourself, which just means it's time to be creative with new traditions. Get yourself some cute Christmas PJs to rock around the house, and decorate your place with tons of white lights to make it festive. Make yourself a Christmas movie checklist that you can cross off every night while treating yourself to some holiday snacks on an Insta-worthy charcuterie board. There are so many ways to make this time of year magical even if you're riding solo, so be sure to add these 11 cozy Christmas ideas to your agenda ASAP for jolly good fun.
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