Ho, ho, honk if you see one: Car wreaths, some as big and round as Santa himself, have become a trendy seasonal item for warmhearted Southern California motorists.
The faux snow-covered pine rings, some homemade and others factory produced, have appeared quicker than a wink on all kinds of vehicles, from cabs to Cadillacs, from dump trucks to delivery vans.
There's a simple reason so many motorists are jolly about the holiday hood ornaments.
"I figure I spend so much time in my car, I should decorate it for Christmas," says Timi Krissman Freshman, 48, a real estate agent who paid $18.50 at Geary's of Beverly Hills for a 14-inch, synthetic, frosted wreath covered with pine cones, miniature apples and a red velvet bow.
"I think it's great because everybody is so intense right now with the hassle of Christmas," Freshman says. "The wreath just gives everybody a little lift."