Deputy Editor Lauren Williams (left) and her sisters in the early '80s.

For many of us, Christmas is our favorite time of year. Whether it's the gift giving, caroling, kids sitting on Santa's lap, lighting candles for Kwanzaa, spending time with loved ones or, most important, reflecting on the birth of Jesus โ€” it's a time for collecting memories.

The Root wants to help our readers preserve those special yuletide moments for posterity with a fun-filled gallery of holiday photos. Upload your memorable holiday photos to our Facebook page, along with your name, when the photo was taken and a few words about the cherished moment you're capturing, and we will feature you in our Christmas slideshow!