If I could have my dream vacation, this would be it:
Spending the "after" holidays at a cabin in the woods
Where I could sit by the fireplace in a big cozy chair and watch the snow fall outside
I would sit by the Christmas tree and just read
While drinking hot apple cider
And I would definitely be wearing that sweet, sweet coat over a cable knit sweater and chunky scarf while my sweetheart and I stroll through the local town.
There is something special about wintertime plus Christmas. I hate being in the snow because I don't like being cold and wet. But snow is beautiful. I can think of nothing more peaceful. Don't believe me? Put this on: http://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=DIx3aMRDUL4 and in another tab listen to this: http://www.endlessvideo.com/watch?v=rQeHEY-eKWg&start=0m0s&end=4m16s
UPDATE: If we were 100% debt-free and magically had $600 to spend we would go here for the three days after Christmas: http://www.alaskaninn.com/