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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:41 am

FAIRBANKS - It’s time for a contest …

Tell us . . . in six little words

Only six weeks and a couple days until... Yes, the holiday season is in the air, all right. It may seem too early for some of you, but it’s not too early for us down here at Six Words Central, where we’ve cooked up another Six Words contest.

Here’s the theme for this year’s holiday edition of Six Words: “My favorite holiday/Christmas memory.”

Tell us, in exactly six words, about one of your best memories of this wonderful season of family, of friends and of giving.

Not four words. Not seven words.

Just six.

I’ll do one right now, based on this little tale from my childhood: One Christmas, when I was maybe 8 or 9 years old, I got up really early and opened everything under the tree while my parents slept. I think that’s why, for the next couple years, my Dad would lay down a piece of string for me to follow when I woke up early on Christmas morning. I’d follow it down the hall and into my parents’ bedroom, where some presents would be in sack — who knew that Santa used Hefty trash bags! — at the foot of the bed. They didn’t want to miss the fun of me opening things, it seems.

So here’s my Six Words effort:

“To parents’ room I bounce. Presents!”

I’m looking forward to reading about your holiday memories — six words at a time, of course.

Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. Email your entries to You can also fax them to (907) 452-7917, drop them off at the News-Miner office, located at 200 N. Cushman St., or mail them to us at Six Words contest, Attention: newsroom, P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks, AK, 99707.

We’ll publish as many entries as we can on this page on Saturday, Dec. 22, and we’ll give out a couple of small prizes to a few of the best.

—Rod Boyce, managing editor Twitter:@FDNMeditor

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