Feliz Navidad Everyone..
Just watched this year's Xmas parade broadcast on ABC. Not bad... and I loved watching in HD format. While I can do without Kelly Rippoff and Regis, I found this year's effort to be watchable. However, I must ask... why do they have to add so much stuffing to the parade itself? Seems like the TV version of the parade is so much...brighter, bigger and better in a TDL kind of way... Makes you realize how undercooked the actual parade really is when you watch it at the park. Then having all those segments from CA's DL makes you realize even more how much nicer things are for our fan friends in Anaheim... Why can't they just make this the DISNEYLAND Parade special instead of WDW's? I would not mind that.
Oh well... just a thought.. At least some of the musical numbers were enjoyable, and the set decor at the castle (again.. much better than the actual/regular castle stage set we get to see any day we are there during the holidays) was very nicely done, with both coasts having a similar decor that provided some continuity in the look of the whole show. My aunt could not tell when we are at WDW or DL... which speaks volumes since most people probably would not.
Anyways... while there was a fair amount of promotional stuff thrown in.. it didn't feel as bad as in previous years...
My rating for the show: B.
PS- Cold someone please pull the plug on screeching Patty Labelle? If I wanted to hear alarms going off, I would have gone to my local Fire dept.