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Our Thoughts: Christmas means a little bit more
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People of all ages were treated to a showing of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” on the Square Friday night.

One resident and another business owner in Covington were (mis)treated to their own version of the famed Dr. Seuss movie and book earlier this week when their Christmas lights and decorations were stolen.

Was it that the thieves’ heads weren’t screwed on just right, or that their hearts were two sizes too small? Were the thieves, or thief — as of this printing yet to be identified or caught — trying to steal Christmas?

If that was the case, they need to know Christmas is much more than just lights and the noise, noise, noise.

The people of Covington and Newton County continue to treat the Christmas season as they have always done, by giving to others and celebrating the reason for the season.

After Dr. Seuss’ Grinch stole all the Christmas trinkets from the Whos, he was surprised to know that they didn’t cry “boohoo,” but instead heard a sound that started low and continue to grow. It wasn’t sad but merry, very merry.

We ask the residents of Newton to continue to make the sound of their cheer grow as a community during this merry, very merry season.

In a community that has seen its fair share of ups and downs this year, we remain a community with Christmas spirit.

We are a community that comes together to celebrate the fun of Christmas on the Covington Square each Thursday and Friday during December.

We are a community that boasts not one, but two Christmas parades for our family and friends to enjoy.

We are a community that supports our churches and non-profits, from ringing the bell to serving the meals.

We are a community that has singing and dancing children celebrating the traditions of Christmas.

We are a community that comes together to “super pack” food for the hungry, and make sure the empty stockings are filled.

We are a community that lets all of its Christmas lights shine, in parks, on homes, and in businesses.

We are a community that gives tots toys, children coats, and neighbors’ smiles.

So let’s not allow an unfortunate incident or the trials and tribulations of 2015 dampen our Christmas spirit, Newton County.

We are a community that truly understands the meaning of Christmas. And we at The Covington News are proud to be part of this community, especially during this season.

As Seuss said, “Maybe Christmas … doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas.