It’s that time of the year when turkeys fear for their lives, people get even fatter and more crap is bought on credit than the world can support. Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season for me and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the perfect opener.

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Police cadets talk in front of the Papa Smurf balloon as the sun rises over the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A clown skates along Central Park West as the Hello Kitty balloon waits for the start of the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A clown uses a portable toilet as the sun rises over the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Debeer holds balloons for spectators at Central Park West before the start of the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Kermit the Frog balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Charlie Brown balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Hello Kitty balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A clown on stilts walks down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Harold the Policeman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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Crowds gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A family in turkey hats arrives to take a seat as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Clowns gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Clowns gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Clowns gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Clowns gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Clowns gather as the sun rises over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A balloon float goes down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Kung Fu Panda balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Charlie Brown balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Sponge Bob balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Hello Kitty balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Papa Smurf balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus rides on his sleigh down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A Charlie Brown balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A Kung Fu Panda balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Children wave to Santa Claus as he rides on his sleigh down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A Pokemon Pikachu balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Police officers photograph Santa Claus as he rides on his sleigh down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Buzz Lightyear balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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Dancers perform on Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Smurfs balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A dancer dressed as a snowflake performs on Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A Spiderman balloon float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Cheerleaders make their way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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The Buzz Lightyear balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Mickey the Sailor balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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The Sponge Bob Square Pants balloon floats near Radio City Music Hall during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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Dancers participate in the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in front of Radio City Music Hall in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats past Radio City Music Hall during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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The Kermit the Frog balloon floats during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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The Charlie Brown balloon floats past Radio City Music Hall during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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An Elmo muppet is seen on the Sesame Street float during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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A balloon of the Papa Smurf cartoon character floats down Central Park West as seen from West 72nd street during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A balloon of the children's book character Elf on the Shelf floats past West 72nd street on Central Park West during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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The Buzz Lightyear balloon floats past Radio City Music Hall during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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The Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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A sanitation truck cleans up 6th Ave after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Confetti is left on a utility access cover after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A garbage bin sits full after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS