Rascal Flatts may spend a majority of their year on a tour bus, but the 'Changed' trio reserves the holiday season exclusively for spending quality time with their loved ones.

“I think Christmas, for me, has always been about family, as cliché as that sounds,” shares bassist Jay DeMarcus (quote via GAC). “You know, it’s a time to reflect on the year and what you’ve been doing, and a year for us goes by so quickly because we’re on the road so much and we’ve got so much going on throughout the year.”

Adding to his yuletide sentiment, the DeMarcus says, “It’s always a wonderful time to be able to settle down by the fire, enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations and just spend time with the ones you love and surround yourself with the people that you don’t get to see enough throughout the year.”

Adds the devoted husband and father of two, "I can’t wait to spend those couple of weeks solely focused on my family and Christmas time."

Rascal Flatts are winding down after a rather fruitful year. The trio released their gold-selling studio album, 'Changed,' in April, and scored their 12th No. 1 single with 'Banjo,' the album's first radio single. The band is scheduled to resume their rigorous tour schedule with the winter leg of their Changed Tour on Jan. 10 in Green Bay, Wisc.