A star attraction for many years was this large drum, stated to be the largest drum in the world. Just think what a cool souvenir that large drumhead would make! Notice that the Christmas from Many Lands parade happened only once and was the kick off to the Christmas festivities...on December 22. I think the Christmas season at Disneyland now starts on October 22!
I don't know about you, but seeing those floats in the last two photos would have given me nightmares as a kid. The doll is pretty freaky and the tree monster is even scarier. At least the tree creature is being followed by toy soldiers who would keep it in line. I like the dancing hippos behind the doll, I think they should bring those back as part of the current Christmas parade.