Christmas Crazy

Go "Christmas Crazy" with a German-style market, a gingerbread house competition and the brightest light displays, plus the coolest ice sculptures and the most extreme Santas on Earth.

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Adam Richman gives his biggest cheerleader, his mom, a big bear hug. 960 1280

  

Sam Brown does travel with her mom! Pictured here together on a Caribbean cruise. 960 1280

  

Dhani Jones' mom must be so proud of her football-playing, globetrotting son. 960 1280

  

We wonder what bizarre foods Andrew Zimmern's mom packed in his lunchbox. 960 1280

  

Nick Groff, the ghost-hunting gentleman that he is, always saves a dance for his mom. 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin with two special women, his mother and grandmother. 960 1280

  

Andy Gertler and his mom

Andy Gertler and his mom

Sand Masters' Andy Gertler and his mom sure do look alike. 960 1280

  

Sue McGrew and her mom

Sue McGrew and her mom

Both Sue McGrew and her mom share a love of the beach. Wonder if her mom is a good sand sculptor too? 960 1280

  

Jordan Hembrough and mom

Jordan Hembrough and mom

Bet Jordan Hembrough's mom was always cleaning up toys during his childhood. 960 1280

  

Sally and Luke Martin

Sally and Luke Martin

Sally Martin and her baggage helper Luke. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans and mom

Zak Bagans and mom

With her son by her side, Zak Bagan's mom can fight off any evil ghosts. 960 1280

  

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For the Luxury Lover: Luxe City Guides

For the Luxury Lover: Luxe City Guides

You know good things come in small packages -- they just usually come with a hefty price tag. Not this box set, where you get 5 guides filled with insider tips for the discerning traveler in your life. 960 1280

LUXE City Guides  

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

$500 for a point-and-shoot? This Samsung is worth the splurge thanks to its 16-meapixel sensor, 21x optical zoom, 8 GB of built-in storage and 4.8-inch LCD display. But what makes it the best of the best, is the ability to share photos on social media over wireless connectivity and its on-board photo editing, voice-command and GPS functionality. 960 1280

Samsung  

Travel Wrap

Travel Wrap

Wrap. Scarf. Plane Blanket. This staple from White + Warren will provide superior comfort on your next trip. And, of course, it's cashmere. 960 1280

Saks.com  

Private Jet Gift Card

Private Jet Gift Card

For those who don't do coach, you can purchase 10 hours for $34,950 from Magellan Jets. All Magellan's flights offer gourmet catering and 24-hour concierge services to boot. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

For the Jet-Setter: Etsy Luggage Tag

For the Jet-Setter: Etsy Luggage Tag

A classic leather luggage tag personalized with your email address from BirchCreekLeather on Etsy -- who could resist? 960 1280
Pilot and Captain Shirts

Pilot and Captain Shirts

Take pride in where you've been, where you're from or where you're going with these cheeky T-shirts from Piloandacaption.com. 960 1280

Pilotandcaptain.com  

Travelon Luggage Scale

Travelon Luggage Scale

This $20 stocking stuffer could you save you from an added baggage fee or worse from having to leave something behind on your next trip. Love the digital reader and slick design. 960 1280

  

Just for Fun: London 4D Puzzle

Just for Fun: London 4D Puzzle

A postcard is nice way to remember a city, but puzzle-lovers can recreate it from the ground up with 4D Cityscapes of London, NYC, Berlin and more. 960 1280

Fab  

Travel Scrabble

Travel Scrabble

This handsome, vintage-inspired set proves games aren't always more fun on smartphone apps. 960 1280

Restoration Hardware  

Where I've Been Scratch Map

Where I've Been Scratch Map

What's a more fun way to keep track of your travel destinations than by scratching them off one-by-one like a lottery ticket? 960 1280

fredflare.com  

JAMBOX Wireless Speaker

JAMBOX Wireless Speaker

See for yourself why it's self-proclaimed "the smallest, best sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet." 960 1280

  

For the Foodie: Aeropress Espresso Maker

For the Foodie: Aeropress Espresso Maker

Since it doesn't need to be charged or plugged in, you can have an amazing espresso anywhere. 960 1280

Aerobie, Inc.  

Food & Wine Festival Cruises

Food & Wine Festival Cruises

Foodies can set sail with some of the world's greatest chefs and wine experts aboard the popular Crystal Cruises. Experience side-by-side tastings, signature menus, cooking technique demonstrations and more. 960 1280

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Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

What self-respecting foodie travels without his/her own organic herbs and spices? Flight 001 provides the 13 essentials from basin to cayenne. 960 1280

Flight 001  

Italian Cooking Course

Italian Cooking Course

The ultimate escape for a foodie? A cooking lessons at Anna task Lasca's cooking school in the heart of Sicily, Case Vecchie. 960 1280

Anna Tasca Lasca  

The bedazzled Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City is draped with 5 miles of LED lights and topped with a sparkling Swarovski crystal star. 960 1280

Reuters  

Revisit classic Christmas scenes while exploring the Enchanted Garden of Lights in Chattanooga, TN. 960 1280

Explore Chatanooga  

Baltimore recreates its very own 'Miracle on 34th Street' as neighbors decorate their homes in the quirky Hampden neighborhood. 960 1280

It may be a lot warmer than the North Pole, but Newport Beach has no shortage of holiday spirit during the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. 960 1280

Mark and Kathy Hyatt celebrate the holidays with an outrageous display of holiday lights decorating their home in Fort Lauderdale, known as the Hyatt House. 960 1280

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Johnson City, TX, is alight with holiday spirit, and in the center of the festivities is the Blanco County Courthouse draped with 100,000 twinkling lights. 960 1280

Photo by jonl through Flickr Creative Commons  

Residents throughout Brooklyn's neighborhoods take their holiday décor seriously, illustrated by this Bay Ridge home complete with an oversized Santa and wooden soldiers. 960 1280

Reuters  

Even the Grinch would have a hard time avoiding the contagious holiday spirit in Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. 960 1280

Photo by HowardN2GOT through Flickr Creative Commons  

Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, always puts on a spectacular show, especially during the holiday season. 960 1280

Silver Dollar City  

Neighbors are used to the holiday hoopla at Dick Norton's home in Burbank, CA, including a merry-go-round and train station. 960 1280

www.dicknorton.com  

Celebrate Christmas underground on a 30-minute drive along the 17-mile lighted pathway deep under the Earth at Louisville MEGA Cavern. 960 1280

Amy Park  

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland brings a Christmas light spectacle to cities around the country, including Nashville, TN, with a light show set to favorite holiday tunes. 960 1280

Allan Photography  

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