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Restaurants and bars Open Christmas Day

Where to escape the home fires on the holiday

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Christmas is exhausting. This year, why not let someone else sweat glazing the ham, casseroling the green beans and scalloping the potatoes. Here's a list of restaurants that will welcome your lazy, Christmas-weary head on Saturday, Dec. 25, with open arms--and maybe a tall glass of wine.

Restaurants open Christmas day:

Berryhill & Co., 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, berryhillandco.com. Open for dinner starting at 5 p.m.

Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., 208-383-4300, chandlersboise.com. Open 4-10 p.m., featuring the regular menu with a few entree specials.

Cottonwood Grille, 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800, cottonwoodgrille.com. Open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Make a reservation.

Denny's, 2580 Airport Way, 208-344-9092, dennys.com. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week without any holiday closures.

Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4288, theflicksboise.com. Dinner at the cafe and show times starting at 4 p.m. Opening two new movies: I Love You Phillip Morris and The King's Speech.

Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse, 6002 W. Fairview Ave., 208-378-8808. Open 4-10:30 p.m.

Madhuban, 6930 W. State St., 208-853-8215, madhubanindiancuisine.com. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a FREE lunch buffet.

Modern Hotel, 1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com. Open for food and drinks 4 p.m.-midnight.

Murphy's Seafood Bar & Grill, 1555 Broadway Ave., 208-344-3691, cishenanigans.com. Open from noon-8 p.m.

Sa-Wad-Dee Thai, 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-0701, sawaddeethai.com. Open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with live music.

Thai Cuisine, 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-658-0516, boisethaicuisine.com. Open noon-10 p.m.

Or maybe you already slogged through Christmas dinner with the fam and want to cap off your evening at a watering hole far, far away from your charades-playing extended cousins. Visit boiseweekly.com for a list of places where wise men and women are willing to pour you a stiff one in Christ's honor.