WITH Christmas only weeks away, most people will be busy buying and wrapping presents and stocking up kitchen cupboards.
But for many people, the granting of one simple wish may be all they need to make their festive dreams come true.
So, once again the Examiner has teamed up with Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table to play Santa Claus to some of our readers in our second Christmas Wish campaign.
We have a bulging pot of cash to help make Christmas extra-special this year for worthy and deserving causes.
Do you know a child who has suffered illness or hardship during 2004 and deserves a special treat under their Christmas tree this year?
It could be a family in your street who have struggled against adversity, or a group or organisation - or even an individual.
Last year, many readers nominated the Kaye family from Rastrick as worthy of special treatment.
Jordan, now nine, Danny, four, and William, one, tragically lost their mother one night - she went to bed at the family home after feeling unwell and died in her sleep.
Sally, 30, who was on maternity leave from her job as a psychiatric nurse, died from bronchial pneumonia.
The Center Parcs leisure company was so touched by the family's plight that it offered them a weekend break at Oasis Whinfell Forest in the Lake District.
Although Sally's husband, James, children and family are still coming to terms with their loss, Sally's mother, Ann Fitt, of Bankroyd Lane, Krumlin, Barkisland, said the Christmas Wish campaign had helped the family get through a difficult first Christmas.
"It couldn't help the grief but it was nice for the children to have something to look forward to," said Mrs Fitt. "The trip to Center Parcs last May was fantastic and was a great boost to the whole family. We were all really grateful for the people who nominated the children."
Pendragon Round Table chairman Les Foulger, said: "Sometimes even the smallest of wishes might be all that is needed to make it that way.
"I am looking forward again to our Table being able to make somebody's Christmas Wish come true.
"We can make a difference where it counts, here in our local community.
"We are pleased to be working closely with the Examiner again and hope to be able to call on the goodwill of local businesses in helping to grant these wishes."
Examiner editor Roy Wright said: "This is a worthwhile partnership between the Examiner and the Table.
"The Table wants to cheer up as many people as possible.
"It's a generous offer. We're delighted to be involved and would encourage as many readers as possible to send nominations."
THERE are just three rules to our Christmas Wish campaign:-
* Nominations must be genuine.
* People have to be nominated.
* The nominee must be prepared to have their story told in the Examiner.