As the big day draws near, I can't help but think of all those that won't be home for Christmas. To me, although presents are part of the tradition, they can't compare to just being with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Holy one, and we begin to say our goodbyes to 2012.

And please pray for our military men and women as many of them haven't seen and won't see their families for days and months to come.

I've always loved this Acapella rendition of 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' by Rascal Flatts. It always amazes me how great singing voices can sound like a room full of instruments.

Merry Christmas!