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Ten Places Where I Would Like to Spend Christmas

Being fresh out of ideas for a post, I clicked the Random Promptinator. Here's what came up:

Where do you fantasize spending your perfect December holiday time? It has to be somewhere you've never been before.

Well, one is not enough. How about ten?

  1. At the top of the list is the Bracebridge Dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. It's a special Christmas celebration that sounds just wonderful: a seven-course dinner and a show set in the Renaissance. Kinda like a really high-class Medieval Times. Top that off with the splendor of winter in Yosemite. Wow.
  2. Since I've been to Oahu, how about Maui? I know this is pretty much the opposite of Yosemite, but I'm sure I could find the Christmas spirit on the beach.
  3. Let's stick with warm weather and go to New Zealand, specifically Picton and the Juggler's Rest hostel. Call me crazy for wanting to stay in a hostel at my age, but it really sounds like a lot of fun. I'd have to brush up on my juggling!
  4. Let's see... How about Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies? It looks absolutely gorgeous.
  5. Speaking of Canada, I'd love to spend Christmas at Mont-Tremblant. My sister has been skiing there are loved it. I personally would opt for the apres-ski, because why not cut to the chase?
  6. Key West, because I've never been to Key West, and I love cats and sunsets.
  7. Dublin, for sure. I bet the Irish throw a great Christmas party. Slainte!
  8. The French Rivera, except Juan-les-Pins, because I've actually been there. (I was only 15 and on a study tour, but I suppose it counts.)'
  9. Taos, New Mexico, because the Yuletide festival sounds wonderful.
  10. Santa Claus Village and Santa Park, Napapiiri in Lapland, Finland. I mean, you can't get too much closer to the North Pole!

In the end, though, as long as I'm with my family, I'll have Christmas anywhere. My family, some eggnog, a present or two, and all of the old stories and jokes -- for me, that's a perfect Christmas.

My niece's decorated house -2014