12 Ways To Get Through A Long-Distance Holiday

Just because there are miles between you doesn’t mean you have to be apart for the holidays. It’s still possible to stay connected, just like any 2 in 1 device powered by Intel.

So you got a great job offer and had to move far away for work.

Auf wiedersehen!

Unfortunately, plane tickets were way too expensive to fly back home for the holidays…

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…and you won’t be able to see your family.

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How… how will you survive?

Don’t worry. Everything will be A-OK!

1. For starters, plan on cooking the same meal and eating at the same time…

2. …and setting up Skype so it feels like you’re in the same room.

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You’re coming in loud and clear, can you please pass the mashed potatoes?

3. You have a bunch of orphan friends in your new city who can’t go home either — invite them over so you can be alone together.

4. Ask each bud to bring a reminder from home to share with you.

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Present alert: All these reminders can double as gifts, too.

5. Spend time at a local soup kitchen…

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6. …and help those in need.

7. Decorate your place with some family heirlooms.

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8. Ask your mom to pretty, pretty please overnight you one of her famous pumpkin pies.


Because for some reason, yours never turn out as tasty.

9. Have someone send you a video of the family dog opening his presents.

10. Bake cookies for the neighbors you haven’t met yet.


Nothing feels better than a random act of kindness.

11. Watch a marathon of your favorite holiday movies.

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12. Finally, start counting down the days until you can see everyone again.


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