Rockettes kick off Christmas season (really!)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, they do know that it's mid-August. But to the Radio City Rockettes, it's already the Christmas season.

They're kicking it off Thursday with a traffic-stopping Manhattan event that includes the classic number "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers."

Santa? Fake snow? Check and check.

The actual holiday show starts somewhat closer to Christmas — Nov. 7.

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