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Holiday travel is strong, but don't play 'Santa Baby'

Even with the fiscal cliff looming, we're ready to leap over and travel for the holidays.

TripAdvisor surveyed more the 1,300 U.S. travelers online and found that 45% plan to be away from home, up from 42% last year.

Here are survey highlights:

-63% will be on the road for Christmas, 4% for Hanukkah, and 31% for New Year's, with 61% seeing family and 23% visiting friends.

-48% plan to drive to their destination; 46% say they'll fly.

-42% say they will spend more on travel than in 2011.

Here's my favorite part of the survey: While traveling, the song of choice is White Christmas...