Very glad to be with family, far from the situation described in this song. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorites. The tune is based on a traditional one, best known as "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," and the last verse just kills me:
It's Christmas in prison, There'll be music tonight; I'll probably get homesick. I love you. Good night.
To friends who are far from home today, love and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happier new year.