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Holiday Travel: Overhyped or Underrated?

Holiday Travel

Overhyped:

• New Year’s Eve in Times Square with a million of your closest friends

• Jokes about fruitcake

• Hotel lobbies playing Mariah Carey’s Christmas record

• Holiday staycations

• Flight attendants wearing reindeer antlers

• Buying presents on Black Friday

Just Right: Saving a slice of pie for the trip home

Underrated:

• Shipping presents ahead

• Pilots who dress up like Santa

• Flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas day

• Hotel lobbies playing SiriusXM’s “Bing Crosby Christmas Radio”

• Panettone, the thinking person’s fruitcake

• New Year’s Eve in Samoa (you’ll be first!)

Photo © Rob Corbett / Alamy

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