Christmas Vacation: How Couples Can Make the Most of it
Christmas is generally known to be the time of year one shares with family members, decorating the Christmas tree, exchanging presents and partaking in various delicacies during a lavish traditional dinner. Although widely practiced and preferred in this manner, the most festive of winter holidays’ usual pattern might not be the best for couples seeking refuge from their daily routine and busy work schedules. In recent years, people have become more accommodating and an increasing number of couples, age or children notwithstanding, have been opting for outings instead of spending the holidays in a traditional manner. And, indeed, Christmas can be the perfect occasion for a splendid winter getaway for couples to recharge their batteries and bask in the attention of their partner alone.
Perfect Christmas escapades for couples
The main problem for couples, besides work and numerous issues of various nature that frequently inconvenience people all around the globe, is whether they have children or not and whom are they going to leave them with while away! For those lucky enough to fall in the category ‘without children (yet)’, the main contenders for this role are generally parents or relatives, to whom it is much easier to explain your absence on Christmas.
In a different scenario, where one no longer has the liberty to leave home on a whim, couples often appeal to the next best thing: babysitting! Whether you are lucky enough to have grandparents, willing and able, to leave your children with or you decide to go for a nanny, this is a perfect alternative for you to still enjoy Christmas without the hustle and bustle it usually entails! Be it a trip outside the country or merely outside of town, don’t miss this perfect chance to spend some quality time with your partner; you might not find the opportunity to do so often!
In addition, in the past few years, not all of us have had the luck to enjoy a “white Christmas” and there is nothing like a trip to the mountainside to truly savor the beauty of the season. You can also enjoy yourself doing winter sports such as skiing or skateboarding, which might not be an option back home. Opting for a trip in an exotic place, completely switching the winter atmosphere and feel for a warmer one, is also a good option, especially for those who have yet to enjoy a vacation so far this year. Christmas is celebrated all around the world and who says you can’t be on a beach, sipping on a fruity cocktail, while waiting for your Christmas present to arrive?
Having a good time alone at home
Sometimes it’s not a matter of who can deal with the kids as much as it’s about “the how”. After some extensive Christmas shopping, you might not be left with enough money to spend on a trip. Planning ahead for this can also be an issue as many Christmas vacations need to be booked way beforehand because of the busy season. Alas, do not despair! You can still enjoy some solitude by sending the kids to their grandparents’ house and having the house all to yourselves for a change. And, if worse comes to worst, then simply plan a different sort of outing.
Meeting Santa Downtown
Although more popular in Asian countries than in America or certain countries in Europe, going for a date on Christmas is a wonderful idea for a couple to spend time alone together! Whether it’s dinner at a fancy restaurant, a drink at a bar or a café, a stroll through a scenic park or any other public place downtown, Christmas is a great time of year to spend outside the house. Snow, glittering winter decorations and holiday cheer fill streets in cities all around the world, turning a regular outing into a unique date!
As for more sociable couples, spending the day at a Christmas party in a club downtown or even at a friend’s house, this might be the perfect way to spend the holidays. Mingling with friends and new acquaintances, chatting or dancing the night away can be a nice turn of events for the season holiday. You still get to pull a fancy dress or suit on and be festive and jolly without having to worry about the dishes the next day!
A holiday for all couples, young and old alike
In the end, transforming Christmas into a couples’ holiday, requires just a bit of effort and imagination! There are many opportunities for you and your special loved one to spend time together while making the best of both the winter holidays and your few moments away from the mundane. And, whether financially free of constraints or on a budget, Christmas can always be a miraculous time of year!
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