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21. Posted by Snowy Brooke (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Interesting topic - this is my first time ever embarking on travels in the post Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas season. I am checking out ski areas throughout the West and Northwestern USA. Great snow right now throughout and early season pricing to be had. It's proven to be a very economical time to travel as well as opportune for avoiding crowds.

For the actual holiday, I will be in the Nevada area with family. But, I will soon be departing and heading out on solo adventures for New Years. I welcome ideas on where to go - I'm thinking a surf town in Mexico most, but I don't surf. ;) So, it will be a true adventure!!

22. Posted by Marta_Marq (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

Well... My Christmas will be less exciting than most of yours. I live in Lisbon at the moment but I'll be spending Christmas in my hometown, which is in the south of Portugal. That's where my family lives so we'll be spending xmas all together, and it will be a typical portuguese xmas, with cod, filhóses and bolo rei (which are typical cakes from Portugal).

I wish you all a merry xmas, even if you're far away from your family, remember that at least if you have people to come back to!;)

23. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 5y

Well we are onto our 5th Christmas away from the UK and now we can't imagine a Christmas without the heat!

The last 2 Christmases we spent in India, this year we have chosen Koh Lanta...we've seen a lot of Thailand but never managed to get to Lanta, so we are hoping that the experience is a good one. Our most difficult decision is going to be whether we have a good old turkey dinner or go for the yummy Thai food for our Christmas day meal.

Have a fab Christmas everyone, I really hope the weather isn't too cold for you guys in Europe and the US and here's to lots of happy travelling in 2011!!

24. Posted by yukhta.sen (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Oh Its bad that u l be on bus on 25th....
I m a hindu girl not christian but I love christmas alot...this time my family is coming to enjoy this eve with me...i am very excited.We all are planning to go to near by church in morning and then we l go somewhere to enjoy evening.I love chocolates this day I want to give chocolates to lovely children...and want to collect as many as possible

25. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 5y

I adore Christmas Time!
Here is warm and its no public holidays - so it's another Cristmas in flip-flops and Tshirt.
I will decorate the tree and put some presents into socks - just as it should b.
Then will prepare something "winter" to drink - hot wine or cyder. Good dinner and probably apple pie with lotsssaaaa cinemone ( I do love it!)
We are small family - only 3 of us : me, my husband and our son. So, we will be at home. If you feel like coming to share the Christmas Dinner with us - everybody is welcome!
Merry Xmas, everybody!

26. Posted by Gypsy Lee (Full Member 18 posts) 5y

Well I was pretty cheeky, I think. I had connected via email with a potential Workaway farm in France. They were very happy to have me visit in late Jan or so, not taking in volunteers during December. Then I kind of invited myself to their Christmas celebrations!!! We are all happy and looking forward to the visit. I sooooo want to experience a white Christmas and the festivities in a European home, coming from Africa, it's hot and different at this time of year! Thanks James & Sophie!!

p.s. any suggestions for a great New year's bash - have been out in the countryside most of the last while and am so ready for a big party!!

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

I'm still here - stuck in Middle-of-Nowhere. But, ticking off all the tasks. Bread is done, lasagna sauce bubbling away, gifts arriving, Beerman home until Monday, dolma just waiting to be rolled, Christmas gift crackers done (NEVER forget the crackers - I made that mistake once) and now happy to be sitting down for a few minutes.

Honestly, rather be with Michael as it's warm, sunny and near salt water. ;)

28. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 5y

O, no, not near salt water at all, I am in Veranopolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil! About 3 hours north of the state capital Porto Alegre.
But yeah, it is warm and sunny with temperatures mostly around 28-30C and balmy nights. Got some photos of home (netherlands) send by my girlfriend: one of my car, or at least the car should be somewhere under the snow. Finally a white Christmas in holland and I miss it.....thank god
Back next week and temperatures stay frosty so will see next week, I guess the tan looks much nicer when the rest of the surroundings is snowy white
Have good days everyone! I know I will;)

29. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 5y

I'm off hiking in the Lake District tomorrow and over Christmas - as mad as it may sound, staying in booked rooms one night at a time en-route.
Last night it was -16c.
Still, we're past the shortest day - so it should be a little lighter each night.... Huh ! !
A very merry Christmas to you all - and a prosperous new too.