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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This Year's Christmas Parade Circuit


Last year I talked about the amazing spectacle that is small town Christmas Parades.  This year I was only able to hit two Christmas Parades (my record is 4 in one season).  We attended half the Asheville, NC Christmas Parade before being frozen out (the mountains can be surprisingly cold in the winter) and the parade in my home town of Waynesville, NC.



So let's take a look!

We have a Christmas Kangroo........


And the normal barrage of Nativities.....

We have a tree trunk nativity......


A manger with no wheels....


And an kickass semi nativity.....


A monster truck plowed through as fake soap sud snow fell on Waynesville........


And we had our normal endlesss stream of corporate mascots, such as the Geico Gecko and his friends.....


The Chrysler Hampster......


Some lesser known mascots such as the State Farm Insurance Bear.....


...The Wells Fargo Dog Man......


And who can forget, militant Spongebob.....


Or this weird Bee thing.....


Santa forgoes his sleigh to drive a comically small bus.....


And what would a parade be without someone picking up horse turds?


Its good that they keep things subtle.....

Of course this year, I actually jumped out of my seat, ran right into the middle of the parade and photographed what may be the greatest sign I have ever seen in the history of Christmas parades.


Merry Christmas, Ya'll.

The Carpetbagger

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