Spirit Of Christmas Photo Contest
Jordan and Ryan Whitley, Christmas 1990
First Place / Grand Prize Winner: Our yearly Santa photo at Longs Drug Store. Jordan was not too fond of Santa yet.
Second Place: Aliyanna’s first Christmas we decided she was the best possible gift and decided to put her under the tree.
Lyndsey Lynae Doerr
Third Place: This photo was taken at the Lincoln Center in Stockton in December 2008. Lyndsey Lynae Doerr pictured with Santa. It looks just like a postcard.
Buddy the Elf
This is Buddy the Elf (Andrew Taylor) with Santa (his grandpa, Phil Garretson).
Santa with his Helpers
Grandpa (Santa Phil Garretson) with granddaughter Kaelyn Taylor and friend Payton Luiz.
Here's a picture of 2 1/2 month old Zachary. He looked so calm and peaceful as I took this Christmas picture of him.
Grandma’s Little Helper
This is a picture of our grandson Tony, who makes the perfect little elf and Santa Helper for the Holidays
December 2002: Kennedy & Aeriel Hobbs baking Christmas cookies
Santa’s Little Helper
Ashley Williams (7 months old), meeting Santa for the first time.
Oh, what fun!
Helen Newton after opening gifts amongst the Christmas wrappings. Taking this photo has become a family tradition.
First Place: Bailey is a Lhasa/poo who is too good-natured to object to wearing reindeer antlers and having her picture taken.
Second Place: Blazer as “Mary”, Bayley as “Baby Jesus” and Buster as “Joseph”.
Third Place: Siren, the family cat is anxiously waiting for Santa!
Marianberry Jam, Skippy Super Chunk & Santa Paws
“All we want for Christmas is a big dog bone, a big dog bone, a big dog bone!”
Gizmo on Christmas 2009
This is a photo of my Yorkie named Gizmo, age 4.
Porkchop loves Christmas, his mama and pacifiers!
Betsy Under the Tree
Here is a picture of our cat Betsy under the Christmas tree. Her blue and yellow eyes showed up on the picture as red and green - the colors of Christmas.
Strike a Pose
Bia the Poodle is always ready for a photo shoot!
Duke in Disguise
Duke in disguise, Thanksgiving 2008.
First Place: We were in Lake Tahoe last year for Christmas. We were playing in the snow and my son decided to put a bunch of snow on his face. It was so funny.
Mia and Molly
Second Place: Our granddaughter, Mia, is about to get “smooched” by our dog, Molly. One of my favorite pictures because they are dressed a like (not done on purpose) and they are both my “babies.”
Third Place: Grandma & Grandpa Kriegel sledding down a hill at Cisco Grove on our annual snow trip, Feb. 17, 2002.
Sled Riding in Portland
Here is a picture of Zachary sled riding for the first time. We were visiting our old neighbors in Portland, Oregon, and it actually snowed!
Snowball coming your way!
Look out, mom, here it comes!
Christmas vacation in Lake Tahoe
This is a photo of my niece Tess, age 11, on our family Christmas vacation in Lake Tahoe.
First Place: Here is a picture of siblings Joey, Matthew and Hannah along with their older cousin Zachary posing for a live Nativity Scene.
Holiday in Lake Tahoe
Second Place: Walking around Heavenly Valley shops and couldn’t resist taking a picture with this cute Snowman!
Cookies for Santa (and me too)!
Third Place: Christmas cookie decorating is more fun with the ones you love! From left to right: Elizabeth Clark, Paige Daniel, Nicole Daniel, Helen Newton, Mary Anne Daniel, and Reagan Daniel. Submitted by Patti.
Audrey and Jackson
This is a photo of my grandchildren during the holiday season.
Me and My Pepe
This is a photo of my husband, Sam, and our grandson, Noah, age 6 months, last year on our Christmas vacation in Lake Tahoe.
Andre & Sara on Christmas in Pismo Beach
There is nothing better than spending Christmas at the beach!
Cousins Under the Tree
Kennedy & Aeriel Hobbs with cousin Courtney Kriegel in front of the Christmas tree at the downtown K street mall in Sacramento.