How to Have Fun Over the Holidays Without Leaving Home

It always feels like we’re pining for more free time during the holiday hustle, but often, when we’re faced with a few days at home to ourselves, we’re too spent to figure out how to enjoy them. Inspired by the release of the all-new Madden NFL 12 from our friends at EA Sports, we decided to spotlight some rewarding holiday activities you can enjoy in your newly discovered down time. Whether you’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving at home this year by choice or by consequence, we’ve come up with ten ways (Madden included) to keep you entertained — and none of them involve stepping foot out the front door.

Settle in with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Cozy up on the couch and find out how it all ends by picking up the new Blu-ray release of David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for the holidays. The final installment in the epic fantasy series picks up with the titular wizard on a quest to destroy Lord Voldemort’s elusive Horcruxes — the magical objects in which the dark master stored his soul in an attempt to achieve immortality. After taking its stars on a 14-year-long screen story, the last chapter of the series deserves to be seen in high-def. This three-disc set includes a DVD copy, as well as instant streaming with an UltraViolet Digital Copy, and a host of special features. Try not to shed a tear while you’re at it.

Click through for the rest of our home-for-the-holiday picks.