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November 22nd, 2012

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Brought to You By Macy’s, is now a part of my family’s holiday tradition.

We started out slow by having it on in the background, just kind of while other things were happening. Occasionally a notable public figure would appear before Santa did. Now that my son is old enough to get it, though, it’s even better. He likes the idea of a parade and, well, who doesn’t like to see Santa at the very end?

The only thing that disappointed me: there is precious little actual parading on the broadcast. I know! Until the parade reaches the cameras at Macy’s flagship store, it’s mostly scenes from Broadway musicals and the like. That’s not inherently bad, just not a parade. You know?

Coupled with the incessant promotions (“Hey, it’s that guy who stars in that NBC show!”), it’s almost a bit too much. But then I see how my son’s eyes light up when he sees a marching band and, well, it’s worth it.

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