Marie Osmond is making headlines, debuting a new face as the Grand Marshal of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. But you probably didn’t even know we had a Christmas parade. Luckily I was there to report all the Holly-day hooplah!
Erik Estrada and a woman I’d never heard of named Laura McKenzie served as hosts. All the celebrities, bands and giant balloons stopped for the TV cameras which were right in front of us. The Grinch almost face-planted into the stage while trying to pose!
I really wanted to see Sasha Pieterse from Pretty Little Liars. Look how adorable she is! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adrienne and Paul, actress Vivica A. Fox and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy were there too. He sang a holiday classic with Judith Hill–it was beautiful. But the crowd’s favorite performace was by another reality TV winner, Jabbawockeez from America’s Best Dance Crew.
After 2.5 hours of festivity, fake snow flew into the sky while Santa rode his sleigh down the red carpet. Check out all the fun when the Hollywood Christmas Parade airs December 12 on the Hallmark Channel.