Larry Bellinger posted this photo of his kids with Santa, circa 1992. "The 'kids' are now 25 and 26!"
Reader Pamela Joseph writes, "This photo was taken for our family Christmas card a few years ago. It captures our kids as they look every Christmas Eve in their PJs waiting on Santa."
Rhonda and Thomas McDow celebrate Christmas together at the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, N.C.
Reader Cherise McCall submitted this photo and writes, "Last Christmas I took my daughter Zora to see the tree outside our local library. She was only a year old, but she was really getting her 'model' on."
Here's Ujima Moore with her sister Carolin and mom Katherine in 2005. "I did it every year, but this was the only time we got her to pose with the mall Santa. She was 92 years old," Moore writes.
Cleveland Eneas Jr. submitted this image of him and his family at St. Andrews Presbyterian in Nassau, the Bahamas.
Joe Green, an associate Peace Corps country director, is pictured as Santa in Kingston, Jamaica, at the Marigold Child Care Centre in 1992.
Mary Anne Maupin Ford writes, "The return of my son from Iraq was the best Christmas present ever!"
The Root's deputy editor, Lauren Williams (left), and her sisters with Santa in the early 1980s.
Althea A. Fung is pictured with her late brother, Howard. "He died earlier this year. Christmas and his birthday (Dec. 26) will never be the same."
Monet Forté-Wilson writes, "Merry Christmas to The Root from the Wilsons."