Every year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is always on the kitchen TV in the Greg "Splashin' McShea household. For baby boomers like me, that parade is a must on Thanksgiving morning, and for our kids generation, many of them have grown up with it too.

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The parade is broadcast live from New York City on Thanksgving morning on NBC-TV. Here are the details according to NBC's website:

"NBC officially kicks off the holiday season with the live broadcast of the annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE from New York City. Broadcast on NBC since 1948, America's most beloved procession marches in the holidays with dazzling doses of spectacle, enchantment and tradition."

Here's more about who you will see on the parade from channel guide magazine:

"The 86th annual parade takes to the streets of New York City, with Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker hosting the festivities for NBC. Stars joining the parade this year include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Trace Adkins; Big Apple Circus; Chica and the gang from Sprout; Colbie Caillat; Rachel Crow; Thirza Defoe; Jimmy Fallon & The Roots; Flo Rida; Whoopi Goldberg; Chris Isaak; Carly Rae Jepsen; Karmin; Kidz Bop; Christian Laettner; Sandra Lee; Mannheim Steamroller; Jennette McCurdy; Don McLean; Megan & Liz; Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012; the Muppets and cast of Sesame Street; Neon Trees; Power Rangers Megaforce; Cody Simpson; U.S. Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber; The Wanted; and Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. In addition, the world-famous Radio City Rockettes will join the presentation to help kick off the holidays. "