If you are planning to be home, you probably should have already headed out

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


Video by Lady Antebellum

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


Video by Jason Castro (Okay, yes, the stache is unfortunate.)

The song, wistful and haunting, first recorded in 1943, was 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 (or indeed at any time).

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