George Michael appears to be headed home for Christmas. After a lengthy fight with pneumonia that forced the postponement of his European tour, Michael has improved to the point that his partner, Fadi Fawaz, expects the singer home for the holiday.

Fawaz said, "Christmas at home. I cannot stop smiling today, the best day ever. He is getting better and better. Nothing to worry about, happy days."

Michael became ill last month in Austria and remained there to receive treatment, while Fawaz, Michael's 75-year-old father, Kyriacos Panayiotou, and his older sisters, Melanie and Yioda, flew in to be at his side. A source close to the family said at the time, "His whole family are with him. They are very close knit, all of them. The family are around him. They are such a close family I can't tell you. They all love each other."

Michael's condition improved in early December when he was taken out of intensive care. Hopefully the 48-year-old performer, who was in the news this week when Katy Perry tied his 'Faith' record of six Top 5 hits from one album, will be completely recovered in the coming weeks.