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?

Movie Theater

Movie Theaters usually only close for Christmas day, and there are some fantastic movies that will be running over the Christmas period, 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

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.