|Mickey joined the Macy's parade in the '30s|
- It focuses on faith, family and food, which just so happen to be my favorite focal points all the year long.
- Its signature color is orange, too! (Imagine I'm saying it with an Elle Woods squeal of enthusiasm.)
- I love New York City and Macy's. Since 1924, Macy's has sponsored the Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC. Ergo, that makes the parade doubly awesome, even if I am the only one in my family who wants to watch it.
- It is the holiday that dares to be different and remain unsullied by the crass commercialization that tarnishes other holidays. (No Thanksgiving candy or music or gift exchanges.)
- It is fall's last hurrah before winter blusters its way in.
- Ease of decoration. Since I don't do Halloween, my fall decorations remain perfectly stylish until it's time to replace the pumpkins with nutcrackers and sparkly things.
- Since we visit the 'rents over Thanksgiving, my cooking duties are minimal - I simply pitch in where needed. No pressure to perform.
- Is there any better smell than a roasting turkey?
- The college football season is almost over. (This year that is indeed a blessing.)
- Pecan and pumpkin pie. Need more? Okay, pie with whipped cream.