Welcome back from your well-deserved holiday. Are you prepared for the “How was your holiday?” questions?
Best believe that when you come back from holiday, your friends and family will bombard you with these questions. The usual responses are either too short or way too detailed.
Then, there’s the sweet spot in between that says exactly how your holiday was and gets straight to the point.
Here are 20 of the best response to how was your holiday to use this holiday season:
6 responses when you spent the holiday somewhere (local trip)
If you spent the holidays out of town, whether with friends, family, a lover, or even alone, surely something made it different than a holiday you would have spent at home.
Perhaps you went to the next town over or across the country where holiday traditions are a bit different.
Maybe you did something you wouldn’t usually do, or made a new tradition. Whatever it was, here are 6 of the best responses to how was your holiday:
This is a good response when spending the holidays outside of your home is new to you. Saying you will be there next year says you had a good time.
This is a good response for holidays spent with a lover. In situations like this, persons will often want more details.
Saying that they like you from the jump says that it went well and that you made a good impression.
Use this when you spend the holidays with friends.
It doesn’t have to be because of the university, perhaps work, or simply that their family had moved. You can customize it to fit your situation.
It is good to use this when you want to detail how different a holiday there was from the typical holidays at home.
This response is a bit more detailed but by adding them, you show how excited or pleased you were with your holidays out of town.
Use this when you had to leave home for the holidays for work, not pleasure. This means it wasn’t horrible, but it certainly could have been better.
6 responses when you spent the holiday somewhere (overseas trip)
Spending the holidays overseas is usually a culture shock for many, as traditions usually vary in certain aspects.
You likely had an opportunity to meet new people, eat new things, and try something new.
When they ask you how was your holiday, you can say this:
It is good to say this when you visit a new country for the first time and get a first-hand experience of how they spent their holidays.
Surely whoever asked will want to know more, but this is a good place to start.
This is a typical response for persons who have traveled outside of the country for the first time, but you can use it as an opener to express how amazing the experience was.
Thanksgiving is mainly an American thing, but it is also celebrated in some parts of Canada, Grenada and Liberia. For locals, Thanksgiving is likely just another day to them, but this is good to say when they try to help you celebrate your traditions away from home.
Use this response when you live in a sleepy town where neighbors aren’t very neighborly and Christmas isn’t more than a few decorations and awkward family dinners.
This is a good response to use with someone who you aren’t very close to but who had knowledge of your trip overseas such as a coworker or classmate.
You’re being polite in your response but not giving too many details since you aren’t close to him/her.
This is what you say when you felt a bit homesick during the holidays. Even though you don’t regret going, it would have been more fun if you had your loved ones there to share the experience.
8 responses to how was your holiday when you spent it at home or work
Sure, leaving home or the country is fun but staycations can be great as well! Nothing beats time off at home, kicking it back and relaxing until you have to return to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If you even end up spending your holiday at work, hey, it happens. Maybe you made the best of it, maybe you hated it.
We’ve got 8 of the best responses to how was your holiday for either of these scenarios:
This is a good response to use with a coworker when you have a very demanding job that limits family time. It shows how much you missed them.
It is also good to use this when you lead a very hectic life and was in dire need of a holiday. It also makes it obvious that you didn’t go anywhere, but it was well-spent in your eyes.
This is good to use when the only highlight of your holidays was one event, but it doesn’t matter because you preferred to have time to yourself.
It is good to use this response when you took the needed time to yourself, but also made time for others.
This is a good response to use with someone you have a close relationship with. It lets them know that while they were off enjoying their holidays, you were slaving away at work.
This is a good response to use when you spent it at work, but you don’t want the person to feel sorry for you because you have no regrets.
Use this when you had something of an office party and slacked off at work to celebrate with friends. Of course, you can’t give too many details because you wouldn’t want this getting back to your boss!
This is a good response to use when you feel guilt or regret about having to spend it at work but you know you have a huge responsibility.
Asking the person about their holidays deflects from that fact so it doesn’t make things awkward.
Whether your holiday went just as you planned, or something unexpected happened, you’ll need to prepare yourself for different persons asking “how was your holiday”. So, how was your holiday?