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Holiday trips and tours to cheer about

The Northern Lights in Finland.

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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

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