Getting rid of unwanted stuff
In the above image I have marked some of the information boxes (click to enlarge) that you do not have to show up, at least with the information that is shown in it.
And last tip before Christmas is to use the drop menu in every post, where you can do several things. If the post was written by yourself, you can easily edit, delete the post. You can disable comments and lock the post from resharing.
If you are not the author you can at least, mute the post and remove the author from your circles.
Hangouts for meeting frieds and family
And try some Hangouts with your friends and family over the coming days.