Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is around the corner and although we know it's a time to prepare your favorite dishes reminding you of Christmases past, others want to leave the cooking (and cleaning) to someone else. If you're visiting our piece of Southwest Florida paradise this Christmas, here are a list of Englewood, Cape Haze and Rotonda area restaurants open Christmas Day 2011. It's highly recommended you call for dining reservations. Know of a restaurant open Christmas Day? Leave a comment and we'll update this list. Howard's Restaurant 1400 Aqua View Lane Englewood, FL 34223 Tel: (941) 473-0171 www.howardsonthewater.com Rum Bay Restaurant at Palm Island Resort (take the water taxi from behind Johnny Leverock's) 7092 Placida Road Cape Haze, FL 33946 Tel: (941) 697-0566 www.palmisland.com/dining/rum-bay-restaurant/ Flounders Restaurant & Tiki Bar 1975 Beach Rd. Englewood, Fla. Tel: (941) 460-8280 www.FloundersOnTheBeach.com  If you're looking for additional Christmas Day dining options in Southwest Florida, see what restaurants will be open in Punta Gorda on Dec. 25.