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11 Reasons It's OK To Embrace Your Inner Scrooge This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to be with family and friends, spreading goodwill and cheer. But it's also a time to treat yo self! So, this year, embrace your inner Scrooge and stay in on the couch with a movie from DIRECTV Cinema. You earned it!

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1. Black Friday sales are overrated.

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There is nothing fun about being caught in a stampede of crazed shoppers, especially when you could be home eating leftovers and catching up on new releases.

2. And don't expect to find parking this time of year.

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It's not gonna happen. There's plenty of parking in your garage though...

3. If you do go out, the crowds will destroy any cheer and goodwill you have.


Avoid the crowds and keep the holiday spirit alive... on your couch.

4. Holiday parties are always awkward anyway.


This year, just say "no" to lame parties. Or make a quick appearance before heading home. There's no shame in that.

5. Crowded restaurants mean horrible service.

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All of those large groups are ruining the experience for everyone! Might as well stay in with takeout or brush up on your cooking skills.

6. "Secret Santa" gift exchanges never work in your favor.

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Drugstore chocolate, anyone? Save yourself the trouble and be your own "Secret Santa."

7. If the weather is really bad, you could slip on ice.

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And getting hurt would really ruin the holidays. Better to be safe than sorry and avoid going out altogether.

8. Nothing is worse than wet socks.


If leaving your home means that you'll return with wet socks, stay in. Nothing is worth that sloshing in your shoes.

9. Everything is more expensive.

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Save some money to treat yourself — by staying home where it's nice and cozy.

10. Holiday travel is its own special nightmare.

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Sure, it's nice to see family and friends, but you can also see them next summer...

11. And, finally, after a while, holiday sales all look the same.

Guess what doesn't look the same?

The amazing holiday sale on DIRECTV Cinema. During the month of December, get $2 off select new releases — available in the comfort of your own home. So build a fire, pull up a seat, and get cozy!