BELLMEAD, Texas (FOX 44) – Bellmead residents gathered around the city hall Christmas tree on Thursday night for the 74th annual Christmas tree lighting.

The City of Bellmead is wasting no time when it comes to getting their community into the holiday cheer and spirit.

The City of Bellmead is making sure kids letters get sent to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

The Grinch even tried to intrude on the celebration, however the Bellmead police department made sure he didn’t steal Christmas, Thursday night.