Share your favorite Christmas memories

Christmas is a busy time for most people rushing to buy gifts, be with family and friends and decorate your home.

in all of this hustle we make memories, some of which stay with us for a lifetime. We want to hear about your special Christmas memories for a special Christmas feature.

Write an essay in 200 words or fewer telling us about that special memory. The winner will be featured in our Christmas day paper and will receive a special gift to help you relax after the busy Christmas season.

Send essays to newsroom@vicad.com, put Christmas memory in the subject ; mail to Victoria Advocate, attention newsroom, P.O. Box 1518 Victoria, Texas 77902; hand deliver to our office on the second floor at 311 E. Constitution St. Victoria, or fax to 361-574-1220. Be sure to include your name, city of residence and daytime phone number. Deadline for entering is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.