3 Skype in for holiday dinner.
Celebrate virtually. No doubt you watch for social media updates and photos from family members, but if you haven’t already, consider starting a private Facebook group where your family can share pictures, chat in real time or post messages for one another and show off the decorated tree, the kids’ snowman or all that gift unwrapping. And don’t forget to phone (or, even better, Skype or Facetime); go ahead and interrupt the party or dinner you’re missing out on! Schedule the call with the host and get partygoers to pass the phone from person to person, with each spending a few minutes celebrating with you—bonus points if you make yourself a plate of something they’re serving and post it to the group.