How to Beat the Hometown Blues This Holiday

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So, you’ve left behind small-town living for a metropolis like New York City, Chicago, or Los Angeles.  You’re proud of the fact that you’ve survived the hard knocks of big city life.  But the holidays are the one time of year you can’t deny your humble beginnings.  Towards the end of December, you’ll be one of millions of city dwellers making the trek back to the country.  And there’s no doubt—you’ll probably have the hometown blues after a day or two of clean air and quiet nights.  Here’s how to survive.