With millions of people expected to be in isolation this Christmas, it might be hard to get into the festive mood.

It has been reported that millions of people are likely to be isolating with Covid-19 this year as Omicron has been spreading “unbelievably fast”.

People have been forced to make tough decisions about which parties or events to attend, in an effort to minimize the risk of contracting the virus.

If you have to isolate this year, try not to focus on the bad. Some positives to spending Christmas in isolation is that you get to watch whatever you want on TV and enjoy whatever food you make without any complaints.

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Here are some ideas to help you enjoy Christmas in isolation:


Do not try to pretend like Christmas is not happening, go all out and decorate your home. This will help with lightening the mood and keeping your spirits high.

Cook a nice festive meal

Food is very important on Christmas and that is something that Covid can’t take away – unless it has ravaged your sense of smell and taste.

If you still have your taste buds though, make sure to cook all your favourite dishes. Feel free to spice it up by not sticking to the usual Christmas dishes you would make, go all out and enjoy yourself.

Pamper yourself

The holidays are a good time to get some face masks, bath salts, and anything else you need to pamper yourself. Take this alone time to do all the things you have been putting off because of your busy schedule.

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Make some Zoom calls

To avoid feeling lonely over the festive season, it will help to schedule some video calls with your loved ones throughout the day to feel connected. And the best part is, if you get tired of being ’around’ people, you can pretend you have poor connection and end the call.

Have a Christmas movie night

Christmas movies are very important over the holidays, they help bring a positive festive mood into the home. With so many streaming services to choose from, you can spend the whole day binging Christmas movies in your pyjamas.