Skipping Christmas

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Monday, December 8, 2014

Did anyone else read Skipping Christmas by John Grisham? (You might also know it's movie counterpart, Christmas with the Kranks, but trust me, the book is much better.) While I would never go to the lengths that they did to avoid all of the holiday's traditions, buying a tree from the Boy Scouts' annual sale, sending cards, decorating the house and spending time with family and friends, sometimes we tend to get wrapped up in the material side of the holiday and end up more stressed out than if we had ignored it altogether. 

Sometimes it might be nice to get away on a Christmas vacation away from a relative's house so no one feels obligated to clean, cook dinner every night and the number of guests to bathroom ratio is much more manageable.
Photo via Stowe Mountain Lodge
If I were to skip Christmas, I would pack my bags and head to Stowe, Vermont to be guaranteed a white Christmas with no chance of wearing shorts while eating Christmas brunch, which is very likely in South Georgia or Florida. Stowe's Mount Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont and is a draw for winter sports lovers. However, the charming town is also where the von Trapp family made their home after leaving Austria, which is much more appealing to me than a dozen feet of fresh powdered snow. 

I would stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, perfect for everyone in the family from the most avid skier to the spa connoisseur. It has ski-in/ski-out access, breathtaking mountain views, day spa, two restaurants and excursions to Montreal and guided Stowe tours of Stowe, in case you get bored on the mountain. 

If you were to "skip Christmas" where would you be off to?

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10 comments:

Ting said...

Lovely blog! x

Lace & checkers

Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki said...

A family trip to Austria for Christmas would be lovely!

Caity @ Where The Heart Is said...

If I skipped Christmas I wouldn't go 'somewhere', I would go everywhere! Traveling wouldn't matter on Christmas if I'm skipping it, so I'd skip all over the world if I could!

anniewiltse said...

I think I'd want to go to New York City. I've always wanted to visit NYC at Christmas! Vermont sounds lovely as well.

femmefrugality said...

I don't think I could skip it, either. But if I did, the skiing in Vermont doesn't sound half bad...

Jess said...

Yes, I don't think I could totally skip Christmas, but celebrating it somewhere else every once in a while wouldn't be half bad either :)

Jess said...

Same here! The one time I visited was in March for spring break and it was still cold and wet, but lacked all of the Christmas sparkle. If it is going to be freezing, might as well have all of the decorations and festivities to take your mind off of it.

Jess said...

If only we could do that! Le sigh. Maybe one day...

Jess said...

I absolutely can't wait to visit Austria next year, just wish I was going a little later to enjoy the Christmas markets but it's going to be way too cold for my Florida blood by then haha.

Jess said...

Thanks so much for visiting!