I am certainly the wrong person to cover this, as I never watch the Macy’s parade, and my kids don’t even know it exists. So I am not sure who, if anyone, is missing from the photos we had available; if these pictures accurately reflect it, then does it seem a little celeb-light? Or like it’s missing a big heavy-hitter moment? Then again, I guess the balloons are supposed to be the real stars, and you do not want to tell Papa Smurf he isn’t tops on your list.

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