05:18 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 12/20/2004 06:00AM
Some of Insider's favorite celebs are crisscrossing the globe for the holidays. Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross will jet from Los Angeles to the cold Northeast to see her family in Massachusetts where she plans to "sit around and open presents and eat," she tells us. Texan Hilary Duff plans to spend her first-ever Christmas in Los Angeles, as does Bostonian Mark Wahlberg and his 15-month-old daughter, Ella: "It's very weird with the pink houses and the palm trees and 80-degree weather. But my family's coming in from Boston, so it'll be nice." The O.C.'s Benjamin McKenzie will head to Vienna and Budapest on a family vacation. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, who spent time with his family in London last year, will trade-off and go see her family in Anaheim, Calif. Vanessa Carlton plans to go horseback riding in Arizona. Ashlee Simpson and her parents will head to Hawaii – "No cameras," she insists – while Usher heads off to St. Barts in the Caribbean: "It's cold. I gotta go somewhere warm." Party-hopper of the year Paris Hilton will celebrate Christmas with her family in Aspen before hitting Florida for double-duty on New Year's Eve: She'll open the new club Paris in Orlando, then jet to South Beach to count down to midnight at the Shelborne Beach Resort. Other members of the nightclub elite who have RSVP'd to ring in the new year there include Vin Diesel, Lindsay Lohan, Gisele Bundchen and Owen Wilson.
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