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The Popcorn Stand: What to do with the fruit cake?

The editorial staff is slowly getting into the spirit of the holidays around the Nevada Appeal. A few treats have been made, a few decorations have been set out and the holiday plans have been put together.

Of course, we have a want to include you in that, hopefully you will help make our holidays brighter by contributing. Here's a few things up our sleeves:

We are having a little fun at the expense of fruitcake on our website.

We are asking what you would do if you received a fruitcake as a gift. So far, "eat it" is winning. Surprisingly, "share it" and "re-gift" are near the bottom.

You can vote mid-way down here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/government

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On today's page A4 is our submission form for Letters to Santa. We ask teachers and parents to have your children and students submit Letters to Santa brought to you by Carson City Pediatric Dentistry. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 19. Letters run in the Nevada Appeal on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Please clearly spell the child's name to ensure accuracy of the letters. Submissions will be accepted from students kindergarten through fourth grade. Letters to Santa, poems and drawings about Christmas will be accepted, but will not be returned.

Send or drop off submissions to: Letters to Santa, C/O Editor Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89701. Teachers, if you need us to come pick up the letters, give us a call at 881-1221 or email atrumble@nevadaappeal.com.

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Share your favorite holiday memories: Do you have a special memory of the Christmas season you'd like to share? Or a holiday poem?

We'd like to hear your special holiday story. Photos are welcome. We ask your stories be true and no longer than 500 words. Please include your name and phone number for verification purposes only.

Email your holiday memories to editor@nevadaappeal.com or send them to Adam Trumble c/o Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City 89701. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22.

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And lastly, starting Monday the Nevada Appeal presents the 12 Days of Giving. Go to nevadaappeal.com each day — or follow us on Facebook for your chance to win the featured gift of the day. A new contest runs daily.