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TripAdvisor: Don’t put ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ on your holiday jukebox

Airport saloon-keepers beware: Putting “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” on the holiday jukebox could be hazardous to your lounging bar’s good cheer.

That’s because “Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is the Christmas carol that Boston travelers most hate to hear. Stick to Der Bingle and “White Christmas.” “White Christmas” will keep the drink orders and big tips flowing.
Photo taken from the official website of Bing Crosby --- a.k.a. Der Bingle.

The musical tastes of holiday travelers are among the issues explored in a new survey from TripAdvisor, the travel review website based in Newton.

The survey’s biggest finding: More Americans will be traveling this year, 45 percent in 2012 versus 42 percent in 2011.

The survey of 1,300 US travelers examined the nation as a whole and also by cities. Locally, 86 percent of residents said that the economy has not affected their December holiday travel plans. Roughly a quarter of Boston-area residents are projected to be traveling for Christmas, and 21 percent said they plan to travel for New Year’s...