As winter chill starts to descend across large swaths of North America, many begin pondering a warm-weather getaway over the holiday period and beyond. But why not embrace the snow-and-sleigh-bells ambience of the season and set out on a holidays-themed trip or tour to icier climes? From the northern lights in Finland's Arctic (pictured) to the down-home country Christmas vibe of Branson, Missouri, CNBC takes a look at some intriguing options.
—By CNBC's Kenneth Kiesnoski
Posted 9 December 2014