CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

Dear Santa

This year's parade in St. John's will be lacking this year. School children won't be able to march in the parade because of Eastern School District's H1N1 policy.

That means all those cheerleading groups will have to sit on the sidelines. They were an important part of the community spirit that makes the St. John's parade a little different from other places.

If you want to know what you'll be missing, here are segments from last year's parade.