Here are the finalists:
- Business Fire and Family Illness Take Their Toll on Father-in-Law
- An Ohio Transplant Looks to Bring Her New Family Home for the First Time
- Army Family Looks to Get Dad Home for Christmas to See Infant Daughter
- Mother Wants to Bring Air Force Son Home Before Deployment
- Daughter Wants to See Her Cancer-Stricken Mother for Christmas
All letters reprinted exactly as they were submitted and are numbered according to their submission date.