GETAWAY HOLIDAY: It seems like, with each passing year, there are more stories of people chucking the full-house-dress-up and full-family-cook-in and making for a hotel or resort to spend December 25 (we're quite sure these same people adore their families and will be putting on a huge and heartwarming party at Easter or Mother's Day. Right?) If you're thinking that this is your year to take a bit of a break, while still doing a bit of celebrating in the process, there are loads of holiday packages on at hotels around the Golden State.
ONE GOOD ONE: The Silverado in Napa is offering a Holiday Package that has a two-bedroom suite and Christmas Day buffet to boot. It's $299, and there's a minimum stay, so get details. Should we also add the holiday falls on a Saturday this year? We should.