If you plan on traveling for Christmas this year, the next few days are your best bet on getting the cheapest deal.

According to Huffington Post, analysts at Hopper took a look at current airline ticket data to figure out the best time of the year to book your holiday flight. That time is now. October 5th through 12th has been named the best week to buy your Christmas flights for the year, because tickets are cheapest about 80 days before the holiday. And here's some good news for you: Christmas flights are actually down about 12% from last year's average.

As far as Thanksgiving flights go, as long as you get your tickets before the end of October, you should get a decent deal. And Thanksgiving flights are down this year as well, about 7.8% from last year's average. If you can avoid flying the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after, you'll also save a little cash.

Happy flying!