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December 6, 2012 

Gervais Street is filled with elves, dancers, marching bands, police, firemen, beauty queens, beautiful cars and floats Saturday morning as the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade rings in the holiday season in Columbia on Dec. 1, 2012. How many faces in the crowd do you recognize?

ROB THOMPSON — rthompson@thestate.com Buy Photo

We'd like to celebrate quiet, soul-satisfying moments that come once a year during the holidays: reading a favorite Christmas book from childhood, attending a church service for a small congregation, gathering friends for a potluck, cutting a tree or gathering mistletoe.

Readers willing to share simple celebrations of the Christmas season can email Dawn Hinshaw at dhinshaw@thestate.com or call (803) 771-8641.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas.

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