1. Find other travelers.
If you celebrate Christmas, you probably associate the holiday with spending time with family and friends. If you’re away from your usual social circle, it can be really lonely.
A friend of mine nearly always spends Christmas abroad. She usually spends the day with fellow travelers and locals. She offers to cook them dishes that are traditionally made in her country and exchanges presents with them. She also Skypes with her family back home. Between staying in contact with her family and spending time with other travelers, she seldom feels lonely.
Being away from your family doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Find fellow travellers from all around the world, or locals you’ve grown close to. Suggest having Christmas lunch or a gift-giving session together. Many of them might be in the same boat as you!