If such is your intention, you probably should already have headed out.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, and Buck Ram, sung by Kristin Chenoweth:


Video posted by KristinChenowethVEVO

And an informal acoustic cover of “I’ll by Home for Christmas,” sung by Jason and Michael Castro:


Video by Jason Castro (Yes, the ‘stache is unfortunate.)

The song, wistful and haunting, was first recorded in 1943, and became an instant hit, resonating strongly with soldiers at the front during WWII as well as with their families. It still speaks to those who can’t be with their loved ones during the holidays.