Most notably, he's planning on doing a lot of pigging out and getting his drink on - like you do at the holidays.
Niall told E! News backstage at the iHeart Radion Jingle Ball: "We're just looking forward to heading home," adding, "I personally haven't been home in awhile and that's going to be good to see the family and eat like crazy."
Niall then explained a holiday tradition that's rather intense, saying, "At home, we do this thing called 12 pubs of Christmas. You've got five minutes to finish a pint and you're done."
Bandmate Liam Payne was totally down for the challenge, noting, "What a great game. I love those kind of games."