2012 has been filled with plenty of terrific performances, highlights and victories for plenty of stars, but only 20 players can make the year's final edition of the NBA Player Power Rankings.
With three new players present and a whole host of holidays before the next edition, these are some rankings that you'll definitely want to check out.
Despite the changes, though, there are some constants. For the most part, our MVP candidates have continued to look like, well, MVP candidates.
To see how Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Association's top stars stack up going into the holiday season—as well as how they've risen or fallen since last week's edition—you'll have to read on.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current through Sunday, Dec. 23.