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Christmas Travel – Santa’s Best Tips

So you have a trip planned for travel over Christmas?  Tis the season to be jolly – so pack your suitcase with more care than Santa checks his list.  Christmas travel is a festive adventure that combines the thrill of the holiday spirit with the chaos of navigating bustling airports and crowded highways.  So grab your sleigh, or more realistically, your suitcase on wheels, and let’s embark on a humours journey through the holly-jolly world of Christmas travel.

The check in – Ah, the joy of waiting in line to check in for your flight, surrounded by people dressed in their coziest ugly Christmas sweaters. It’s a fashion show of festive knits, each one competing to out-tinsel the other. Pro tip: Wear your most outrageous sweater to distract from the fact that you’re over the weight limit for your luggage

Security and TSA – Going through airport security during the holidays is like navigating a maze of tinsel-covered obstacles. TSA agents become the unsung heroes, bravely inspecting wrapped gifts and ensuring that no one tries to smuggle a fruitcake onto the plane. And let’s be real – if Santa can sneak into millions of homes undetected, getting through airport security should be a piece of gingerbread cake.

Delayed flights – Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a flight delay. It’s like Santa making unscheduled pit stops to sample cookies at every house. Embrace the delay and imagine the pilot circling the airport in search of the perfect chimney to land on.

Boarding the plane – Trying to find overhead bin space for your carry-on during Christmas travel is like fighting for the last candy cane in a crowded gingerbread house. If only there were a Christmas miracle to expand the overhead bins and bring peace to the cabin

Reindeer games on the road – Road trips during the holidays are a true test of family bonds. Between spirited renditions of Christmas carols, debates over the ideal temperature for the car, and the occasional wrong turn due to overly enthusiastic GPS voices singing “Jingle Bells,” it’s a journey filled with laughter and perhaps a few cries of “Are we there yet?”

Arriving at your destination means navigating the wonderland of hotel festivities. From awkward encounters with the overly friendly hotel Santa to the challenge of keeping your room key separate from your candy canes, it’s a holiday adventure that even the Grinch would find amusing.

So, whether you’re jet-setting to a winter wonderland or road-tripping to Grandma’s gingerbread house, remember that Christmas travel is all about the merry moments and the joy of sharing the holiday spirit, one ugly sweater at a time. Safe travels and may your journey be filled with laughter, love, and maybe a dash of eggnog.

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Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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