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.