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Enter the first annual Newark Magic Examiner Holiday Contest here

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With Christmas/Solstice/Kwanzaa/Pancha Ganapati/Festivus/many other winter holidays coming up (though Hanukkah is behind us), many of you are likely rubbing your hands with glee in anticipation of all the Magic cards you'll be getting as gifts. In order to spread some holiday cheer, I'd like to add to that haul by running a contest, open to all my readers in the US and Canada, for the chance to win five (5) (count 'em) booster packs of Theros shipped right to you.

The rules are simple: Inspired by Wizards of the Coast's yearly Happy Holidays promo card tradition, you are tasked with designing a custom Magic card to be this year's Examiner-edition Happy Holidays card. Given how these cards are made in real life, I'm not looking for a plausible, serious, tournament-legal design; give me silly puns and silver-bordered goodness. Submit your custom designs by 11:59 PM EST on December 15 to alexsilady@gmail.com in this format:

Card Name Mana Cost (Use WUBRG symbol codes)

Types - Subtypes (Rarity)

Text

Flavor text

Power/Toughness {[Loyalty]}

On the 15th I'll put up an online poll so the public can vote for their favorite designs, and if you get the most votes, I'll notify you so you can send me your address and have your prize shipped to you!

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