At Rendell's annual Christmas party for the press and the governor's policy staff,

» READ MORE: the pros were out

and the amateurs were in.

Angela Couloumbis reports:

In years past, the parties were catered, and Rendell even hired live entertainment. The price tag: roughly $5,000. This year, things were different. There were no caterers or professional bartenders. The governor's staff did set-up and clean-up -- and everything in between.

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