No place like home for the holidays?
Do you hear a Christmas carol and want to flee for parts unknown? Have you lain in wait for Santa so you could hitch a ride on the sleigh and escape the family madness? If you can't abandon the family, but you'd still like to pretend you're somewhere else, then perhaps you should pick up this Guardian writer's choices for the five best travel books this year. Guaranteed to make you forget the Christmas chaos... for a little while, at least.