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I am a geek about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love the pageantry and tradition of the whole thing. When I was little, I would sit down in front of the TV in the family room and write down every float that went by and rank my favorites. Now-a-days I’m more fascinated by the Broadway performances, as those 3 minute snippets are the closest I’ve been to the Great White Way. And who doesn’t love giant balloons and Santa Claus? It’s a really great way to spend a few hours on a cold and (hopefully) snowy morning.

But things have been on a downturn lately. The celebrities who used to make appearances are few and far between. I guess the heavyweights are less inclined to miss dinner at home with the fam. Instead, the viewing public is left with the dregs of Hollywood. In the line-up this year? David Archuleta, The Cheetah Girls, and Miley Cyrus. Thinking of it makes the throw-up in my mouth a little.

I know little kids are big parade watchers (hell, I was one) and most of the floats, balloons, etc., are targeted to their tastes, but I suppose it’s just depressing to see what the “kids these days” are going ga-ga for.

There are a few bright spots, but they probably won’t be singing live. Kristen Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), James Taylor and Darius Rucker (better known as Hootie) are all signed on to perform.

Hopefully the marching bands will drown out Miley and David and James can do a long set with songs from his lovely new album. But then again, this is Thanksgiving and that would be a Christmas miracle.

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