Whether they are real family traditions or fictitious and fun, the Brainerd Dispatch wants your stories of Christmas.
Those interested in submitting stories can do so by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Categories include kids up to age 12; juniors ages 13-20; and adults, 21 and older. Winners will receive $50 for first place; $35 for second place; and $20 for third in each division.
Stories should be 500 words or less. The winning submissions, along with a few honorable mentions, will be printed in the Dec. 24 edition of the Dispatch.
Stories should be emailed to delynn.howard@brainerddispatch or mailed to DeLynn Howard, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Include your name, age, city where you live and a phone number (not for publication). Submissions without that pertinent information will not be considered.