I'm not sure what you will have to hand since it's Christmas day, but here are some suggestions to clean your lymphatic system so that you can release toxicity quicker:
1. SWEAT!!! Get in a really hot bath - if you have it to hand, add a cup of epsom salts and some cayenne and ginger (tinctures or powders) - if you have the energy to do so, dry skin brush before getting in the bath to open up the pores. If you can't do the whole body, just concentrate around the major lymph nodes (armpits, stomach, back of knees etc. .. do a google for pictures) - other options are to have a sauna if you have access. Stay warm, sweating/creating a fever is a naturopathic way to turn on the self-healing mechanism. Other options would also to add 3-4 ounces of 35% h2O2 to a hot bath (do not get into your eyes)
2. The vicks is great - if you have any eucalyptus oil (or olbas oil), you can also add that to your bath. You don't have to limit vicks to just the neck and ears, you can also rub the vicks around all your major lymph areas (and that will help circulate the heat) ... again ..... armpits, groin, stomach, back of knees etc.
3. Bowels - An enema when you have any type of immune issue is a sure way to shift it quickly. You want to rid the body of toxic waste ASAP. If you don't do enemas, you could try a salt water flush or take enough magnesium or some stuff like oxypowder to get the bowels moving quickly.
If you can stand the taste of garlic, get some fresh cloves, mash them up and rub them onto the soles of your feet - You will probably get to taste it in your mouth within 20 minutes! Eat some raw too.
Also, anything that you have to hand that is an immune booster or stress releaser - echinacea, pau d'arco, vit C & B etc. are very helpful. Vitamin C is great - take 2 grams 2-3 times a day.
Drink LOTS of warm/hot fluids - herbal teas, light vegetable soups and water. Do not drink any cold drinks. You want to create warmth in the body. A high temperature promotes a quicker healing response. Wrap up warm, especially around your neck and back.
I hope you feel better soon and experience Xmas with your family.