Each year, Deseret News readers submit original stories about their most memorable Christmases for the 'Christmas I Remember Best' writing contest.
Here are the nine winners from 2018:
Jessica Grayless shares her story of a heartbreaking loss and a meaningful gift of a Nativity set.
Heidi Hachtman recalls "the dreary Christmas of 2000" and the lessons she learned from it.
Joe F. Martinez pays tribute to his father and remembers a special gift his dad received that he brings out every Christmas to remember him.
Scott Hinrichs describes a Christmas Day memory that encapsulates the true Christmas spirit.
Steven R. Kimball recalls a special Christmas dinner in 1966 in Germany while serving as a missionary and spending his first Christmas away from home.
Randall Davis shares some of the joys his son Josh provided family members during Christmases, providing relief from his struggles with mental illness.
Margaret Hyde Jenkins recalls a moment at a senior care center while performing as a high school senior when she connected with a resident and experienced her own "Christmas miracle."3 comments on this story
Bob Lewis recalls a trip to Italy as a boy and how a cemetery visit has given him new insight every Christmas since 1944.
Karen Brotherson recounts Christmas advice from 1967 to pass along a good deed. Her son Eric wrote: "This is a story my mom has told us all her life. I'm glad she finally wrote it."