The best holiday gift might just be someone else cooking your meals.
The holidays can be a lot of things: heartwarming, romantic and refreshing — but if you've ever cooked a Christmas dinner for a crowd, you know "relaxing" isn't how you'd describe the experience. The Christmas season can be downright exhausting long before we're expected to host the family and pop a Christmas ham in the oven. So if you just want to relax after picking the perfect gifts, making Santa some delicious Christmas cookies and decorating your tree, try opting for a Christmas dinner out.
Whether you are traveling for the holiday or you just want relax and enjoy someone else's cooking, there's something on our list for everyone. Though most chain restaurants are closed for the holiday, here are some places you can find breakfast, lunch or dinner. You're still spending time with the ones you love, except someone else is doing the dishes.
Remember to call to confirm your local franchise's holiday schedule before heading out, because each location's hours can vary. Also, make sure you're practicing social distancing and dining out safely to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission. There is also a number of drugstores, grocery stores and department stores that will not be closing their doors on Christmas Day.