Christmas truck travels through the streets of North Hollywood/Toluca Lake for several hours annually on Christmas Eve. On board are dozens of carolers, and in the streets, neighboring onlookers sing-a-long with many leaving their homes for a while and walking through the adjacent neighborhoods behind the truck. Christmas spirit pervades the air in a real sense of community fun and reverance, like what I imagine the Mexican Posadas celebration to be. Whereas the Posadas are strictly religious in nature, the Christmas truck carries with it American commercialism, but underneath the veneer, a true sensitivity of people celebrating together, and that's a good spiritual beginning.
What a lovely peaceful evening! Merry Christmas, everyone!