You may be leaving them for a couple of weeks to spend Christmas with your actual family...
But, before you go, why not take part in all of the Christmas traditions with your flat family too?
Here are just a few of the simple ways you can get right into the festive spirit before you go home:
- Secret Santa
We all know it's expensive getting all your flatmates a present so set a budget (around £10), draw names out of a hat and get shopping! Set a theme such as baked goods or joke presents which will give you a good laugh when you open them.
- Christmas dinner
It doesn't have to cost much, but if you all chip in with the ingredients you can make a cracking meal on a low budget. Choose your meat, a few vegetables, roast potatoes and the (controversial) Yorkshire's of course! Don't forget a dessert!
- Family outing
Whether it's hitting up your local Christmas market, skating at the ice rink or all going out to the cinema, spend some quality time together and get in the Christmas spirit.
- One last big night out
The remains of your loan are slowly fading away but if you can afford it, hit your fave student night for one last time before the Christmas break. They'll probably have all the cheesy tunes on too for a group singalong at the end of the night.
- And one last big night in
Have a Christmas movie marathon, order some pizzas, bake together or put on a Boxing Day-style buffet spread. Make sure you've got the Christmas playlist at the ready too.