Are peak holiday fares letting up a bit?

We noticed this sale on Midwest Airlines' site, and it got us to nosing about for cheap airfares that would allow you to see your loved ones open their presents without traveling there and back on Christmas Day at awful times of the day. And guess what, we actualy found some deals, giving us hope that maybe the airlines are opening up a few low fare seats, at least on some routes.

For example, Kansas City to Colorado Springs leaving early on Dec 24  and returning the 27th for $224 all included:

Or Milwaukee to Boston for $234 RT all included, on a variety of days just before and after the holiday: