The Hollywood Christmas Parade with Tequila Mockingbird

Photo by Dietmar Kohl

Okay! I’m ready for the 89th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting Toys for Tots and organized by the Marines. Scientology also has a hand in all this, but they’re doing good work and making sure that children have toys for Christmas. There is no higher calling than to take care of your own, but it is especially important to care for the children of others.

It’s such a Cinderella story! I found an Armani gown in my wardrobe that I had forgotten about with the tags still on it — an amazing black chiffon (and only $10 at Goodwill 13 years ago). And the coup de grâce was I received a catalog from Harry Winston, and it had a gorgeous ribbon on it which I used to tie my hair. I might not be able to afford the diamonds, but the ribbon says it all.

The parade was brimming with stars of daytime television, like “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.” It was exciting to see so many favorite soap opera stars that I grew up with, and that my grandmother grew up with. I remember how she’d rush home from work to watch her stories.

Danny Trejo brought his little dog, Willow, who is the cutest long-haired chihuahua ever, and he wished everyone a Merry Christmas and hoped that the pandemic would disappear from whence it came. Pink’s bassist Eva Gardner was there with her new band, which is releasing music on the CW in December with Teddy Zigzag and Friends.

I spoke to Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who were bringing sense to all this madness with a cool, calm, and collected demeanor, wishing us all a Merry Christmas and remembering that family is the most important thing. They will be appearing in “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” which is coming soon to the CW.

It was a beautiful evening, and fun was had by all at the 89th annual Toys for Tots Hollywood Christmas parade. Be sure to see it for yourself at 8 p.m. December 17th on the CW.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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