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Photos: Christmas Day in Santa Monica

"Ho ho ho, Bush must go! Santa wants peace for Christmas!" shouts the jolly guy on roller blades as he zips by the Hotdog on a Stick stand.


A nice lady who lives near Santa Monica's Chess Park lays a tin of Almond Roca next to Terry, who keeps his eyes on his game. Other homeless folks and chess junkies aren't shy.


A couple gets cozy by the crashing waves.


Your lifeguard tower, somebody's makeshift home.


Bike-back nap.


Definitely kite weather.


The guy who calls himself "the teacher" contemplates his next move.