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This is Christmas in Hollywood

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Sunday's annual Hollywood Santa Parade wasn't that well attended. The LA Times was correct to be skeptical about this year's show: "The parade almost died because of declining attendance, a lack of TV syndication money and a dearth of stars. We'll see how many people show up tonight." One TV news report said 10,000 people attended. That's nearly 40,000 less than last year, albeit 5,000 less than in 2006.

For those who did attend, many enjoyed themselves. It had that small town feel--lots of marching bands and a Scientology float (photo #5). Here are some photos from Sunday that capture some of that 1950s hometown feeling.