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View Poll Results: Best place to spend Christmas?
New York City 18 43.90%
Chicago 3 7.32%
Los Angeles 0 0%
Boston 1 2.44%
San Francisco 3 7.32%
Philadelphia 2 4.88%
Buffalo 0 0%
Maine 0 0%
Upstate NY 0 0%
Vermont 3 7.32%
Miami 4 9.76%
DC 1 2.44%
New Orleans 0 0%
Rocky Mountains 5 12.20%
Las Vegas 1 2.44%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-20-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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It may not seem like it, but the Holidays are right around the corner. What, in your opinion, is the best place in America to spend the Holidays?

I've spent most of my life in the NYC area and I'm going to have to stick with it. I can't imagine being anywhere else than the Greatest City in the World during the Holidays.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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My favorites:

Thanksgiving: At home with family. My family is here so I stay here, but if they lived somewhere else, I would travel to spend it with them. During the few days before Thanksgiving we like to go relax in Palm Springs and enjoy the weather, swimming, and my husband loves to golf. New York City is also a great place to be for the Macy's Day Parade.

Christmas: We spend Christmas day home with family, but during the vacation time my favorites are Vail, Colorado or Mammoth Mountain, CA.

New Year's Day: I went to NYC for the ball drop when I was younger and it was fun. That is probably one of the more fun spots in America. Today we take the kids up to the Rose Parade every year and enjoy the festivities there. Its a great family tradition.

Those are my favorites
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I'd love to go to CO for Christmas. That's one of the reasons I put this up. My family and I are trying to plan a Christmas vacation somewhere but I being so unkowledgable about X-Mas outside of the area am trying to see what everybody else has to say. I'm not looking to take over your village retreat and let the secret out, if you have a secret I discourage you to tell me. America needs some secrets, keep yours, we've lost enough of them.

Aspen seemed too touristy.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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It may not seem like it, but the Holidays are right around the corner. What, in your opinion, is the best place in America to spend the Holidays?

I've spent most of my life in the NYC area and I'm going to have to stick with it. I can't imagine being anywhere else than the Greatest City in the World during the Holidays.
I will be in NYC again this Christmas. That has been a tradition for many years now and I too can't imagine being anywhere other then NYC.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Santa Fe!
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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although i havent been anywhere else for christmas except at home in NJ and now in NC, i would have to say the BEST place to "see" christmas is NYC--no other place like it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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Definitely the Rocky's - home sweet home - and the best place on earth, get outta the city and into the mountains - priceless :-)
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Definitely the Rocky's - home sweet home - and the best place on earth, get outta the city and into the mountains - priceless :-)
Ditto this.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Thanksgiving will be here at our home in NC. I will be having a big brunch and inviting friends and college kids who don't have anywhere to go for the Holiday.

Christmas we will be going back to be with the kids for Christmas in NJ, and then go to NYC for the weekend to see a show.

One year we spent Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years in Key West, it was a wonderful time.

Our holidays are all about family, friends and food.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:31 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Maine and Vermont are on the poll, but no New Hampshire? It might have been easier to just say "New England."

And despite my regional bias, I have to say that nothing compares to the quintessential Christmas spirit and scenery we have here, with all the snow and the beautifully illuminated village greens... it's just magical.

Examples:

Stark, NH (broken link)
Portsmouth, NH
York, ME
Boston, MA
Camden, ME (http://www.camdenme.org/winter/maine-christmas.jpg - broken link)
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