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My family watches the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning. Then after that they all watch the Twilight Zone marathon all day. I usually bake a cake for dessert and relax in my room, or do some homework if I have it.
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We always watch the Macy's thanksgiving day parade, too! We also like to watch a Christmas movie that night to kick-off the Christmas Spirit!
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TV watching on Thanksgiving Day is a big tradition for me! Not that I sit there all day in front of it because I have cooking to do but it's on.

First thing in the morning I watch the Today Show for the coverage on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade then I watch the parade. When Santa comes across that is the big kick off to Christmas for me. I jump up and down and scream, "Santas here"!

After that family come over and we eat and play games then turn on the Dallas Cowboys football game. Company usually start heading home by the end of the game. After that I watch whatever Christmas movies, show or specials that are on.
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I cannot miss the Macy's Parade, I think I get more excited than the boys when we finally see Santa.
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The Macy's Parade in the morning (Mr. isn't interested, though ... he puts up with me yelling "Come here! Look at THIS!").
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I do it too. It's not fun watching the parade alone and my hubby is not interested so I'm always yelling, Hon come look, LOL, it's just a natural thing to want to share with the hubby.
Funny!!! Same here about the parade! When my kids were little they watched it with me but I still think it was more my thing than theirs. Now that they are grown, I sit and watch it alone but holler for Wayne (Snow-in-Texas) and my 22 year old son to come see "SANTA"!!! They are good sports and do come watch him with me. I jump up and down with excitement that "He's here"!!! Wayne gets a giggle out of my silliness!

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It's FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL because I win! Heh heh! I am the die hard Cowboys fan in the family as well as my 8 year old grandson. Wayne and my son-in-law love football but are fans of other teams but they enjoy watching the game. I guess it's more for me and a tradition on Thanksgiving that I must watch. The rest of the family expect football to be on and don't mind it a bit even if they don't watch much of it. They always had it on when I was growing up so we continue with that tradition. =)
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Funny!!! Same here about the parade! When my kids were little they watched it with me but I still think it was more my thing than theirs. Now that they are grown, I sit and watch it alone but holler for Wayne (Snow-in-Texas) and my 22 year old son to come see "SANTA"!!! They are good sports and do come watch him with me. I jump up and down with excitement that "He's here"!!! Wayne gets a giggle out of my silliness!


It's FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL because I win! Heh heh! I am the die hard Cowboys fan in the family as well as my 8 year old grandson. Wayne and my son-in-law love football but are fans of other teams but they enjoy watching the game. I guess it's more for me and a tradition on Thanksgiving that I must watch. The rest of the family expect football to be on and don't mind it a bit even if they don't watch much of it. They always had it on when I was growing up so we continue with that tradition. =)
That's funny! I do enjoy watching football too... on Thanksgiving it's hard to watch much of anything, with 45 people in the house. But it's always on & the guys are glued to the tv. I am usually mingling with my nieces/sisters/Mom, so I don't get to see much tv later in the day at all!
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That's funny! I do enjoy watching football too... on Thanksgiving it's hard to watch much of anything, with 45 people in the house. But it's always on & the guys are glued to the tv. I am usually mingling with my nieces/sisters/Mom, so I don't get to see much tv later in the day at all!
I remember going to a business Christmas dinner with my ex at his bosses house and the Cowboys were playing that night. It was a small group with 3 couples. The ladies said, "well, lets go into the other room while the guys watch their game". I didn't really know them all that well and didn't want to be rude so I joined the ladies but I wanted to watch that game!!! I could hear the guys holler during the game and would crane my neck into the other room to see what was going on. LOL! I did enjoy my visit with the ladies but wish I could have done both!

Okay, got off subject a bit, back to Thanksgiving TV watching!
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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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We watch the parade in the morning. I'm in the kitchen getting everything ready for dinner, but I can see the tv from there. After dinner, when everything is cleaned up, we'll either watch a Christmas movie on tv, or a Christmas dvd we own.
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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."

I am from the Metro Detroit area and when we watched a parade(not a big fan of parades) we always watched the Detroit parade. Can't forget watching the Lions play.
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Watch the parade with the kids, and my wife and I usually make fun of the terrible lip synching of the performers on the floats. The kids watch a little of the dog show before we head out to lunch at my aunt-in-law's where I watch the Lions game then it's over to my parents' where I watch the Cowboys game. At night we usually watch whatever movie is on the broadcast networks.
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