Thursday morning briefing: Christmas alive, college basketball and breakfast with lawmakers

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Christmas alive:

Did that mannequin in the window move?

Portales businesses on the square are featuring live windows for the Christmas Light Parade Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

There’s also live entertainment and refreshments at stores staying open late. Pictures with Santa for $5 at Valley Furniture.

Big college games:

If college basketball is your thing, ESPN2 has a doubleheader tonight featuring ranked teams.