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Finally Back to Normal: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Highlights

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I love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In case you missed it, I thought I would link my favorite parts for you here. It’s great to see one of our traditions back and as normal as ever. I saw very few masks and there wasn’t even one vaccine-themed float. Miracles do happen. I think this year’s parade was the best I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s because we’ve had so much trauma over the last two years, or maybe it’s because we’ve just all been starved for group activities…I don’t know, but it actually brought me to tears to watch Santa come to town this year. Last year’s parade was terrible with no crowds except the elite who were allowed to be there. This year looked normal, and that was the best gift of all.

Baby Yoda

There was no way that this year’s parade could not include Grogu, the adorable star of The Mandalorian. This delighted my kids.

If you were watching at home, you also got this special treat.

Marching Bands Are the Best

I love a good marching band. I think my favorite thing about this parade is the variety of bands from colleges and high schools. It must be such a thrill for those kids to get to have this experience.

Pro-America, Baby!

Mount Rushmore made an appearance and no one tried to tear it down!

And check this out! Native Americans (who haven’t been erased by the rabid left) showed up to bless the parade. I love it!

Louisiana Pride

This Louisana-themed float that accompanied Jon Batiste’s performance was my favorite thing.

And another Louisiana favorite, Harry Connick Jr., was transformed into Daddy Warbucks for the live version of Annie! No one recognized him.

New Versions of Old Favorites

I spotted two new versions of old Christmas songs that I’ll be happy to hear this season, starting with Darren Criss’s version of “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” (a sentence I never thought I’d write).

Kelly Rowland also performed a beautiful version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” wearing a gorgeous Christmas tree green fur coat.

It’s Officially the Christmas Season!

The best part of the parade is always the finale, and this year’s Santa is the jolliest I’ve ever seen. The whirling snow for Santa’s arrival was awesome. What a great show!

Look at the crowds!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope this year is back to normal for you too!