After the parties are over, the presents have been exchanged, and you're winding down from the cheer of #Christmas, you might start to realize how much free time you have, and, as an adult, who is likely used to a monotonous work pattern, you may find yourself becoming very quickly #bored. We do not condone taking your boredom out on the wall, but to stop you feeling like this:

I've compiled a small list of suggestions to scare off the mind-numbing feeling that is being bored.


No, not the running kind. Though, if you were up for training for one, I certainly wouldn't stop you. I'm talking about grabbing a stack of movies, a few friends, some popcorn, ordering in, and having a solid 12-hour+ movie marathon.

  • "Star Wars" (not the new ones): 13 hours
  • "Harry Potter": 20 hours
  • "Lord of the rings" and the "Hobbit": 17 hours
  • "Pirates of Caribbean": 10 hours
  • "Fast and Furious": 13 hours
  • A selection of Marvel movies: ... Who knows? Days.
  • A selection of Pixar or Dreamworks movies... See above.

And if your friends aren't free? What's stopping you from going solo [VIDEO]?

Movie Theater

Movie Theaters usually only close for Christmas day, and there are some fantastic movies that will be running over the Christmas period [VIDEO], and in the run up to New Year's.

  • "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - December 15, 2017.

  • "The Greatest Showman" - December 20, 2017.

  • "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" - December 20, 2017.

  • "Pitch Perfect 3" - December 22, 2017.

  • "Downsizing" - December 22, 2017.


There are hundreds of free, online courses that are available.

Try looking at a few that are already open for students, or ready to start in the New Year.

You could also learn start the journey of learning a new language. There are several programs available, including courses for learning Sign Language. For verbal languages, you might want to look at Rosetta Stone, or Duolingo.


With such a selection of technology and games available, how can a gamer truly be bored? Restart a series you love, smash your way through an MMORPG, pull out that old DS game you used to play all the time, survey the Steam/Origin stores and find something interesting that's on sale. Get busy with some new character designs on RPGs and immerse yourself in a new story path. Stuck for ideas? See below.

  • Dragon Age
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Mass Effect
  • World of Warcraft
  • Tera
  • Pokémon
  • Overwatch
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Black & White
  • Lara Croft
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Spyro
  • Animal Crossing [VIDEO]

Other ideas

There's literally an entire world of things for you to do, and a lot of them won't even involve you leaving the house - though I would recommend going on a walk or two.

  • Go to the Theater and see a Pantomime or Musical.
  • Treat yourself to a Spa day.
  • Take a trip to another City and explore.
  • Go Ice Skating.
  • Meet up with friends at a restaurant.
  • Host a get-together or party.
  • Start a new project.
  • Craft - jewellery, origami, the possibilities are endless.
  • Clear out your wardrobe, it could be full of things that you can donate.
  • Make a new playlist for the New Year.
  • Write.
  • Exercise.
  • Read a book.
  • Dance/sing.
  • Be charitable - help out at a local organization, start a fundraiser.
  • Make plans - the new year is full of new opportunities.

Are you making any plans over the holidays? Comment below and let us know.