Readers' special holiday moments

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We asked Act 2 readers to tell us about their happiest holiday moments. The stories they share here are about their children, grandchildren and cherished memories of bygone days.

Cousins Devin, 2, Mackenzie, 4, and Aubrielle, also
(Credit: Lynn Stankowitz)

Cousins Devin, 2, Mackenzie, 4, and Aubrielle, also 2. Mackenzie's family found out on Christmas morning 2007, while her mom was still carrying her, that she would be a healthy baby.

Patricia Sorrentino Rossi at age 5 in 1970,
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Patricia Sorrentino Rossi at age 5 in 1970, when she was her mother’s chief assistant Christmas cookie maker.

Alec Helner in 1969 and in 2011. A
(Credit: Laurence Helner)

Alec Helner in 1969 and in 2011. A lump on his thigh when he was a toddler frightened his parents.

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Thumbelina is 52 -- Diane Hunter received her
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Thumbelina is 52 -- Diane Hunter received her in 1960- but she doesn't look her age.

Gavin Donohue and his cousin Caitlin O’Hara, both
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Gavin Donohue and his cousin Caitlin O’Hara, both 9, December 2004.

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