Traveling in Christmas time, is something that people do, more or less. If you are going to travel somewhere and need hotel room because of it in Christmas time, it is good like always of course, to make sure you take it before they might end up.
It is not so nice, if you really feel that it is important to go somewhere, and then you don't make the reservation in time, it can be hard in some places to get what you want if you start making preparations too late.
Also all the other things you need in you're holiday, are something that is maybe better to check out in time. It can be hard to get everything if you haven't make sure before holidays that you get it.
Personally, i think that it is nice to spend some time at home, that is because i am usually quite busy, and for me, staying in home for a while, is good idea to do.
Traveling is very nice when ever there is time for that, without other things that's need to be done.
For those who want to runaway for Christmas, for any reason, going for holiday at that time is very clever thing to do. That way you get out of all the rush and everything else relating to Christmas time.
Personally i see no problem at staying home, in time everybody learns that if you want to keep it more quiet.