One of the things that makes a town wonderful is a great local newspaper. Hohenwald, Tennessee (of financial permaculture fame) has the Lewis County Herald, which is the finest local newspaper I have found. I became a subscriber this summer, so this is my first Christmas reading the Lewis County Herald.
I just got the Christmas edition in the mail: it dedicated seventeen pages to “Letters to Santa” written by children in the local area. Now that is a WOW on the Popsicle Index scale!