Specifically, you can get great deals on hotels. Unlike airlines, hotels are at most only 65 percent full around this time of year. That means you can get lower last-minute rates if you intentionally wait until closer to the holidays to book.
To help you get that deal, download apps like Hotel Tonight which assists with same-day bookings up to 75 percent off regular rates. Of course, you can always call the hotel directly to ask about latest bargains.
So, if you're traveling for Christmas, wait as long as you can to book a hotel room. Last-minute reservations may just save you enough to make room for some last-minute shopping.