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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.

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:

1. How this 8-year-old is still making a difference more than 3 years after her death

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Jessica Grayless shares her story of a heartbreaking loss and a meaningful gift of a Nativity set.

2. What this woman learned after the 'silent treatment' of Christmas 2000

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Heidi Hachtman recalls "the dreary Christmas of 2000" and the lessons she learned from it.

3. The special present a family got their hard-working father for Christmas in 1955

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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.

4. The scone ingredient that made this family's Christmas truly special

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Scott Hinrichs describes a Christmas Day memory that encapsulates the true Christmas spirit.

5. How a special dinner helped this missionary on his first Christmas away from home

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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.

6. How this son built his mom the ultimate Christmas gift despite struggles with mental illness

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Randall Davis shares some of the joys his son Josh provided family members during Christmases, providing relief from his struggles with mental illness.

7. How singing 'Silent Night' at a senior care center decades ago led to a Christmas miracle

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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."

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8. This Utah man visited an Italian cemetery years ago. What he found there has affected all his Christmases since

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Bob Lewis recalls a trip to Italy as a boy and how a cemetery visit has given him new insight every Christmas since 1944.

9. During a Christmas in 1967, this family was rescued in a Flagstaff train station. Here's how they paid it forward on the journey home

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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."