Across the world, people are being forced to cancel travel plans, and celebrate the holidays in their own home. For some, this means losing the opportunity to see friends and family they haven’t seen in a long time. For others, this means entertaining kids at home, or spending the holidays alone. This year has been tough for all of us, and a happy holiday is needed more than usual. We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to make this Christmas a memorable one!

First, just because you can’t go out to eat for a fancy Christmas meal, doesn’t mean you can’t have a feast. Plan an elegant menu, set the table with your finest, and dress up in your best threads. If you don’t want to cook, you can always support local businesses and order takeaway or catering from your favorite local spots, many of which will have special holiday menus.

Next, get yourself in the holiday spirit by setting some ground rules… sounds fun, right? We’re spending most of our days within the same four walls, so changing the way you behave is a great way to change your mindset. Try limiting, or even getting rid of, screentime, setting a silly dress code, and minimizing chores to half an hour a day. Maybe each person in the house has to come up with a game or activity per day! Rules like this will make you feel like you’re not stuck in the same place.

Finally, we’re all pretty sick of Zoom at this point, but if you’re meant to be spending the day with loved ones, plan a day of virtual activities. Pub quizzes, charades, and talent shows are all up for grabs, just make sure to plan plenty of breaks and offline activities to break the day up and give your eyes a rest. If your state allows for meetups outside, plan a socially distanced tour of your town, stopping at neighbors houses to say hello, or sing a carol.

While the safest way to spend the holidays is in your own home, if you find yourself traveling this holiday season, you can rely on GO Boston to get you and your family to and from the airport comfortably and on time. All our vehicles are COVID-19 safe, so you and your loved ones can stay safe while traveling.