The Saturday Post: I love a parade edition

Of all the things to love about Thanksgiving -- the time with family, the aroma of turkey baking all day, the mashed potatoes and gravy (YES, the mashed potatoes and gravy!), the palpable gratitude for blessings -- one of my most beloved items on the Thanksgiving Day agenda is watching the televised parades first thing in the morning.

More specifically, I'm talking about the annual performance of the Rockettes in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If I'm washing up the turkey, tweaking pies or peeling potatoes, I'm okay with missing the balloons and bands. But everyone in my family knows that when the Rockettes hit center stage, they sure as cuss better call me to the TV.

I love the Rockettes. I've seen them in parades for years and once live in Denver for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. One of my goals in life -- one of the goodies on my bucket list, if I actually had a bucket list -- is to see the Rockettes in New York City, to see this in person:

Today's question:

What do you love about the Thanksgiving Day parades?