No it's not a Santa parade--but an outstanding collection of vintage/antique made in Japan Santa Claus candy containers belonging to a friend. And we love them! Click on the photos.
And that reminded us of an oldie but goodie--the outstanding vintage and antique candy container collection of our friend USSIWOJIMA http://www.flickr.com/photos/41606952@N07/sets/72157623413952719/
Yes Virginia, we found a Sheriff badge--and a metal one too--for your nephew! http://www.oldtimecandy.com/law-man-badge.htm#.UmeCXxA1nIY
In fact, check out all the neat retro toys here, there's even a video: http://www.oldtimecandy.com/retro-toys.htm
Nativities kicked up a notch: THE LITTLE SAINTS OF PROVENCE courtesy of Family Christmas Online Dot Com http://www.familychristmasonline.com/nativities/santons/santons.htm