A special carol. 

A favorite tree ornament.

A particular lighting display.

Or something else.

Everyone has that one defining item that makes their Christmas complete.

In 50 words or fewer, tell us what it is. We’ll print the Christmas list on Dec. 25.

But hurry. We need your submissions by next Friday, Dec. 14.

Email is the best way to deliver them. Send them to Opinions Page Editor Dave Dudajek at ddudajek@uticaod.com or fax them to 315-792-5033. You can also send them by regular mail to: Opinion Page, The Observer-Dispatch, 221 Oriskany Plaza, Utica, NY 13501. But mail early so it’ll arrive in time.

Be sure to include your name, address and a daytime phone number.