True to the “Christmas around the world” theme, many floats in the Jonesborough Christmas Parade included globes, like the giant ornament hanging from the back of a green Volkswagen Van. Essyx Employee Dwayne Solomon said the globe ornament made of Styrofoam and the branch of spruce it hung beside reminded him of a Charlie Brown Christmas. There were also lots of signs bearing messages that weren’t in English, but all meant Merry Christmas. And the chilly conditions didn’t stop a herd of horses from trotting downtown nor did it hault a bunch of bundled up children from shouting “Happy New Year” to the crowd. It was a rosy-cheeked and red-nosed Christmas occasion, in true Jonesborough style.