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Old 10-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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I always turn on whatever parade is being broadcast in our area. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and , imho, that parade is THE best, bar none. When I was a child, it was called "the J. L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade." But since the old Hudson's building was demolished and since Hudson's went out of business, it has been called "America's Thanksgiving Day Parade." Unfortunately, we don't get that parade telecast down here in Florida. Here, we get 2 channels that broadcast a parade and they are BOTH the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Maybe I'm missing something, but I find myself complaining about it every year. I just don't care for it. I don't want to see the latest pop singers performing their hit songs, or see Broadway show numbers, etc.. I would just rather see the type of parade I grew up with which is your local high school bands playing familiar Christmas Carols, seeing the floats, and of course ...Santa!! Other than Santa, my favorite part of the Detroit parade is the part where, (and I forget what they call themselves) but there are a group of local businessmen who all wear black suits and ties, and carry black brief cases, and they , in unison, periodically toss and twirl the briefcases up in the air. Oh, and they all wear Santa hats. It's just fun and funny. nothing fancy or anything. A couple years I have been able to catch the Detroit parade online, but I would much prefer to be able to watch it on tv. In the evening, we might watch a Christmas movie or listen to Christmas cd's, depending on what we're in the mood for.
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