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Taylor Momsen's mission to get home for Christmas has hit another snag - after driving from Germany to Holland in a bid to escape the travel chaos, she's now struggling to catch a flight back to New York.

The singer/actress, on tour with her band The Pretty Reckless, was stranded in Cologne after heavy snow closed airports across Europe, so she drove 132 miles (212 kilometres) along icy roads to Amsterdam on Monday (20Dec10).

She enjoyed a day out in the Dutch city on Tuesday (21Dec10), but when she headed to Schiphol Airport to board a flight home on Wednesday (22Dec10), the Gossip Girl star was hit by more delays.

And she now fears she will have to spend Christmas away from her friends and family.

In a post on her Twitter.com blog, Momsen writes, "Gettin ready to go home, I'm tired... Ok, more airline problems... this is getting ridiculous... just trying to get back for xmas!"