The holidays are a time when families come together, catch up and make new memories, but for those who can't make it home for the holidays, it can be lonely thinking about the celebrations that you're missing out on. Experts say those feelings of exclusion and disconnection can be made worse by social media.
This is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" according to the classic holiday song but it can also be the most difficult whether it's because of stress, loss of a loved one, loneliness or so on. Luckily, there are many ways to spread love, generosity and the holiday spirit. Here are just a few things you can try this season. -- Bake batches of holiday cookies. They make great gifts to give to friends, family and coworkers.
What better way to escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit than to curl up on the couch next to a warm fire with hot cocoa in your hands and a classic Christmas movie on the television. Here are some of the best holiday movies to stream this season, in no particular order. 1. White Christmas - Available on Netflix 2. Bad Santa - Available on Netflix 3. Krampus - Available on HBO GO or HBO NOW
Instead of focusing on the things that will only matter for few days this holiday season, why not focus on celebrating your family? During the holiday season it can be all too easy to lose yourself and get caught up in the wrong things. Often, there is more attention paid to the price of the gifts, the elaborateness of decorations or the decadence of the food. But the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on family.