Getting together with the fam 鈥 from your crazy-fun aunts to the grandparents who spoil you 鈥 always makes for stories you鈥檒l be retelling for years to come. But being far away from your family over the holidays doesn鈥檛 mean you have to miss out on all these moments! We鈥檝e teamed up with Acer to show you how to spend quality time with long-distance family, no matter what ends of the Earth you鈥檙e on. (Seriously, how did families do it before the age of the internet?)

1. Rock matching PJ sets. Remember those holiday pajamas your aunt gifted the whole fam three years ago? This year, you can put them to good use! Even though you won鈥檛 be sharing the same living room, you can still share the same quintessential Christmas morning uniform. Strike a pose, snap a pic, and share your ~lewk~!

2. Embark on a virtual scavenger hunt. There are a few things that come up every holiday season no matter where you are, so make it your mission to check it all off on a family-wide scavenger hunt. Our suggestions? A Santa look-a-like on the street, making perfectly crispy latkes, eyeing the best ugly sweater of the season, volunteering at a local charity, and snapping a pic of your cat snoozing under the tree.

3. Watch a movie as a family. We all have a favorite festive film, and it鈥檚 tradition to watch year after year. Schedule time to watch it together with the whole family 鈥攁nd don鈥檛 worry, your Acer Swift 7 will make sure anyone can join, no matter where they are. Fold it into tablet mode to watch on the go, use it as a laptop for a personal viewing party, or even prop it up tent-style so the kids can gather 鈥檙ound.

4. Send a life-size cutout of yourself in the mail. Missing out on the family photo this year? Send a cardboard cutout of yourself to make the annual 鈥檊ram! (Yo, we鈥檙e actually serious 鈥 we surprised Anj, our creative director, with one of these when she couldn鈥檛 attend Re:Make 2016. That cardboard cutout made it into dozens of selfies, and it was a HIT.)

5. Have a gingerbread house competition. Every family needs a little healthy competition from time to time. Since you can鈥檛 sit around a table with your favorite board games, channel that energy into a virtual gingerbread house competition instead. Buy the same kit, set up some ground rules (a time limit will really get the competition going), and let the candy fly! Present your masterpieces on social media 鈥 whoever gets the most likes, wins! (Psst: You can totally filter the messy spots. We won鈥檛 tell.)

6. Play a virtual dreidel game. Why not hop on a group video call and bust out the dreidel? Every player can start with the same amount of gilt, with one fam member acting as the designated dreidel spinner. While winner can鈥檛 exactly take all, they鈥檙e totally entitled to a year鈥檚 worth of bragging rights.

7. Try virtual video caroling. Storytime: A few years ago, my uncle and cousin were in Spain for the winter. They surprised us with a custom video carol describing their holiday in Europe to the tune of a classic Christmas jingle, and we scrappily reciprocated with an ad-lib carol about our California Christmas. Thus, a tradition was born! Now every year, we video call our faraway family with a silly musical greeting. We鈥檙e partial to doing so using the ever-durable Acer Spin 5 in tablet mode, so we can easily pass the device around the room as we sing our lines. It鈥檚 a little corny, but hey, so are we.

8. Make a family recipe from afar. Follow the same recipe for Grandma鈥檚 saffron bread, even if you鈥檙e not in the same kitchen. Compare photos, techniques, and your annual review, so that you can make the *best* saffron bread next time you鈥檙e together.

9. Co-create a music playlist. Create a shared playlist filled with jammin鈥 jingles, then invite the whole fam to add their favorite songs. Even if you鈥檙e not technically celebrating the holiday season together, you鈥檙e still celebrating with the same soundtrack.

10. Make joint New Year鈥檚 resolutions. Counting down to the new year together is hard when you鈥檙e all on different time zones. Instead, put together a list of New Year鈥檚 resolutions you can all agree on 鈥 like getting in more quality time together (even when you鈥檙e not together).

11. Send surprise gifts through snail mail. There鈥檚 nothing like getting a surprise package filled with thoughtful goodies, so spoil the fam with treats they鈥檒l love. Make sure your gifts arrive right on time and don鈥檛 forget to video chat so you can see their reactions!

Round up the fam 鈥 it鈥檚 time to get festive!

Do you have any holiday traditions with long-distance family? We鈥檇 love to hear them! Share with us on Twitter by tagging @BritandCo.

Production + Styling: Kayla Haykin, Maddie Bachelder + Alice Chen

Photography: Kurt Andre

Models: Anna Sun + Anthony Puah