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The Best Places to Spend Christmas

Each year, Travel+Leisure Magazine compiles their list of the best places to spend the holiday season.

From traditional white Christmas destinations to locales that are more off the beaten path, Travel+Leisure said it lists places that break "the habit of staying home" and will "reward you with a Christmas you’ll never forget." The list includes everything from places that are characterized by rich cultural history to tropical or Southern Hemisphere destinations that flip Christmas on its head with warm weather.

So, what are the best places to spend Christmas this year? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 18 Dec 2009

Source: Travel+Leisure Magazine | Photo: Olivier Grunewald | Photolibrary | Getty Images