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The Cheyenne Mountain Resort is now selecting military families as finalists in their holiday staycation giveaway.

The giveaway is for 12 military families whose family members are currently deployed overseas. The resort and a Colorado Springs Moms Blog have opened up a public voting process to nominate a deserving family. 

The resort said families should feel encouraged to nominate themselves. The 12 families will receive an all-expenses paid two night stay at the resort with "a stocking full of experiences and activities made possible through the resort and the blog." 

The families will receive a complimentary breakfast throughout the stay, complimentary childcare for two hours at 'Kid's Korner' so mom or dad can enjoy a massage. There will be lots of fun holiday activities planned and a 30-minute Skype session on the resort's 120-inch big screen for the family to connect with their deployed loved one.

“This holiday season, we wanted to do something special for the families who selflessly share their spouse or partner with us to keep our country safe,” said Scott Marn, managing director at The Cheyenne Mountain Resort. “We wanted to let them know that their sacrifice does not go unnoticed and we hope that our recognition will give them a few new reasons to smile this holiday season.”

The names of the 24 pre-finalists have been released by the resort, voting begins Monday Dec 4, via Colorado Springs Moms Blog's website. In total, there are 17 Army families, six Air Force and one Navy family competing for the 12 staycations.

All families are either from the greater Colorado Springs or Centennial area. 

To view the list of pre-finalists with nomination descriptions for each family, click here. Votes must be posted by 5:00 p.m. on Dec 8, finalists will be posted on the resort's website and Facebook page on Dec 11. 

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