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12 of our favorite photos from December 2018

Our December in photos was marked by holiday concerts, Ballet West's performance of "The Nutcracker" and candlelight vigils.

From Kristen Chenoweth singing Christmas songs with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to Donovan Mitchell crashing into a Utah Jazz fan on the front row of a game to vigils honoring the lives lost to gun violence and another remembering the homeless who have died, here's a look back at December in our favorite 12 images.

A dress rehearsal of Ballet West's "The Nutcracker" is performed at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
A dress rehearsal of Ballet West's "The Nutcracker" is performed at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Qiling Wang, Deseret News
Mary Johnson lights a candle at the All Saints Episcopal Church while honoring lives lost to gun violence during an interfaith vigil in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
Mary Johnson lights a candle at the All Saints Episcopal Church as those gathered honor lives lost to gun violence at an interfaith vigil in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Barrett Carpenter, 14, performs with The Wesley Bell Ringers at Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.
Barrett Carpenter, 14, performs with The Wesley Bell Ringers at Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.
Qiling Wang, Deseret News
Alanna Harley lifts her daughter, Penelope Anderson, from her crib in their Salt Lake City home on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Anderson was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis about a year ago, losing all movement from her shoulders down.
Alanna Harley lifts her daughter, Penelope Anderson, from her crib in their Salt Lake City home on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Penelope was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis about a year ago, losing all movement from her shoulders down. The braces on her wrists prevent her body from having contractures.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Carl Spitzmacher holds a candle during a candlelight vigil in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at Pioneer Park to remember the 121 homeless men and women who died during the year.
Carl Spitzmacher holds a candle during a candlelight vigil in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at Pioneer Park to remember the 121 homeless men and women who died during the year.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) crashes into the front two rows as the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Jazz won 108-103.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) crashes into the front two rows as the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Jazz won 108-103.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth jokes with conductor Mack Wilberg while singing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during their annual Christmas concert in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth jokes with conductor Mack Wilberg while singing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during their annual Christmas concert in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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