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Thanks to the pandemic, holiday gatherings will be shrinking considerably this year; maybe even down to a party of one for some. At times, you might find yourself missing your weird uncle, or craving a political debate with your great aunt.

The truth is you do not need a big holiday party to have a merry Christmas just like you did not end up needing all those plans you made for 2020. They would have made the year much better, sure, but you were still able to find joy in the little things.

So this holiday season, don’t let your joy falter and let Girls Nite Live help you become your own holiday cheer! Here are some ways to make this holiday feel normal, and perhaps just as jolly as it was in 2019.

Zoom Your Loved Ones

The first few minutes might be awkward; less tech savvy relatives might take an hour to get the camera working. But, if elementary school teachers can hold the attention of an entire classroom full of children on computers, a family Zoom is more than possible.

Worried the uncomfortable small talk might last way too long? Try any of these fun games to play over Zoom.

Dress to Impress

Dressing up to walk to your living room can feel kind of pointless, but it’s necessary to retain a sense of normalcy. Getting dressed is directly linked to your mental health: the simple act can make you feel more productive, optimistic, and motivated, as described here on Refinery 29.

It has been a while since anyone has had to revamp their style; nonetheless there are helpful workshops for it. Check out Girls Nite Live’s channel to update your wardrobe, or learn how to make your make-up pop from under that face mask. When you look good, you feel good. And when you look good in an ugly Christmas sweater, you feel even better by default. The Grinch has nothing on you!

Prep for Santa

If you are one of the lucky houses being visited by Santa, you need to be ultra-prepared this year. Do not forget to leave some sanitizer next to those cookies, and maybe an extra mask. This guy is visiting a lot of houses — you can never be too careful!

Christmas Movies

One can only watch Elf so many times. This year, get into the Christmas spirit by expanding your horizons with a new classic: Happiest Season. Available on Hulu, it’s a heartfelt film that questions our very definition of the word “happy.” If you’re a fan of comedy and Christmas, this is the movie for you.

For more films to brighten up your holiday check out the new family-favorite Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey on Netflix or the classic holiday romance Christmas on Ice from Hallmark.

Decorate, Bake, and More!

Nothing says “festive” quite like snacks and decorations that are, well, festive! Decorate Christmas cookies, craft a paper poinsettia, spruce up your table setting, make candy apples, or fold napkins like a pro.

The possibilities are endless on Girls Nite Live. Make the most of your time off and check out our free workshops for the chance to be productive and learn a new skill.

From all of us at Girls Nite Live, happy holidays!