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Will You Be Watching the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? [POLL]

Macy's Legendary Thanksgiving Day Parade Winds Through New York City
(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and for most, this marks the beginning of the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, many of us get a head start on our Christmas shopping on Black Friday. Christmas music and commercials take over your everyday life and before you know it, it’s New Years eve.

A lot of people consider the real kick-off to the holiday season to be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. People flood the streets early in the morning to watch the balloon floats come rolling down the city streets. I remember when my mom took me to the city the night before Thanksgiving when I was little and we had a chance to see the balloons get blown up. We actually met then mayor, Rudy Giuliani that night outside a mom and pop convenient store on Broadway.

Every Thanksgiving morning when I wake up, I still make an effort to turn on the parade. I usually don’t see more than twenty minutes of it. It’s more “background noise” while I get ready for the day’s festivities.

This year’s parade coverage will have plenty of celebrity sightings. According to the Washington Times, there will be appearances by: Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Trace Adkins, Big Apple Circus, Chica and the gang from Sprout, Colbie Caillat, Rachel Crow, Flo Rida, Chris Isaak, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kidz Bop, Christian Laettner, Sandra Lee, Jennette McCurdy, Don McLean, Megan & Liz, Miss USA 2012, Chris Mullin, The Muppets and cast of Sesame Street, Power Rangers Megaforce, Cody Simpson, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber, and the Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Do you watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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