Thanksgiving Day shortcuts to cut down on kitchen time

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Thanksgiving Day Shortcuts to Cut Down on Kitchen Time



Spend more time with your loved ones on Thanksgiving by spending less time in the kitchen.

Here are some shortcuts you can take to get your meal on the table quicker.

Prepare as much in advance as you can. Gravy, cranberry sauce, and any pies can be made days ahead.

Speaking of pies, get pre-made crusts. Measuring ingredients and rolling dough takes too much time when you have so much else to do.

Cut down on your cooking load by assigning some side dishes to your guests. Many of them usually ask "what can I bring?" anyway.

You don't want your guests to fill up before dinner, so skip the appetizers.

But if you must have something for them to nibble on, get a prepared veggie platter from the grocery store and leave it at that.

While you're at it, buy all of your vegetables cleaned, peeled, and pre-cut. This saves loads of prep time!

And if you want to cook your turkey in under an hour -- deep fry it. This takes a lot of prep work and can be dangerous, but if you do your research you'll not only save a ton of time on Thanksgiving, but you'll free up your oven for everything else!

Because the holidays should be about more family and less work.

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Thanksgiving Day shortcuts to cut down on kitchen time
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of Macy's balloons at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats south on Sixth Avenue during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon is marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Paddington Bear balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Santa Claus attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon is marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
Spectators watch as a float passes their balconies during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A spectator watches as the Harold the Policeman balloon passes her window along Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Lucy Hale participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy ballon floats during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Spectators reacts as they watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade make it's way down New York's Central Park West, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Wicked Witch of the West mascot takes part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A view of the Snoopy float at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons of Kiss sticks his tongue out as the band comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 27, 2014. Kiss performed a medley of their hits for an estimated 3.5 million people who lined the parade route. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pokemon balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Papa Smurf balloon floats in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floast in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Lucy Hale attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
Nick Jonas participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Kelly Heisler and her son Gordon Heisler, age 2, watch the Spider-Man float go by during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Hello Kitty balloon floats in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Streets of Manhattan on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon'' floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Meghan Trainor attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch from balconies as a baloon passes during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Joel Madden and Benji Madden attend the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Cole Swindell attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Rocjettes perform at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Becky G attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Becky G (C) performs on the Nickelodeon's Dora and Friends: Into The City float which makes its debut at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: MKTO performs on the Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon is seen in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer/actress Lucy Hale performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Becky G attends the 88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
A Cirque du Soleil performer participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
General atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
The Mr. Conductor balloon make its way down J.F.K. Boulevard during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Members of the Athens Drive High School Marching Band perform during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The PLEX balloon make its way down 16th Street in view of City Hall during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Miss America Kira Kazantsev waves to spectators during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The Horton the Elephant balloon passes an alleyway as handlers walk it down 16th Street during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
The Mistletoes the Snowman balloon make its way down J.F.K. Boulevard during the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Children react while watching the 95th annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
A spectator watches from the barricades as police officers stand guard at an intersection during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" balloon makes its way across New York's Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
The Pikachu balloon makes its way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Nick Jonas participates in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Performers march down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Santa Claus waves to spectators during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The "Yes, Virginia" balloon makes its way across New York's Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Santa's Elves balloons are marched down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Elf on a Shelf balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Revellers take part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Planters Mr. Peanut attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Ronald McDonald Balloon floats during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Papa Smurf balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Planters Mr. Peanut attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake from 'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger makes his legendary debut at the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, measuring 77 feet long, 26 feet wide and 56 feet tall, soars through the air as one of the longest and tallest balloons in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR POWER RANGERS - The iconic Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, who has been entertaining fans for more than 20 years, POWERS UP the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Power Rangers/AP Images)
Parade particIpants dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" make their way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Santa Claus attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake from 'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Skylanders Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Pikachu balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Diary of a Sboopy balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Thomas the Tank Engine Balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Jake fromÊ'Adventure Time' balloon floats for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Crowds gather on Sixth Avenue to view the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pilgrim Man and Pilgrim Woman take part in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Toothless from 'How to Train Your Dragon' comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 27, 2014.The giant balloons, a signature feature of the parade, made their debut in 1927. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Elf on the Shelf ballon comes down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014. The giant balloons, a signature feature of the parade, made their debut in 1927. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Spiderman balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Atmosphere at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The red Power Ranger balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Ronald McDonald balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Skylanders Eruptor balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy balloon floats in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pokemon balloon passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Spectators watch the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon as it passes by during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and t is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Spectators watch the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from a window on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floats south on Sixth Avenue during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Snoopy balloon floats south during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floast in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People in hotel windows watch Baloons float down 6th Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Ed Weilage of Manhattan, New York attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Pikachu balloon go by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Paddington Bear ballon floats near in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch the Spider-Man balloon go by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Paddington Bear balloon is seen in Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Baloons float down 6th Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The SpongeBob SquarePants baloon floats overhead during the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. Over 8,000 people took part in the parade and it is estimated that over three million people were in attendance. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon'' floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People watch from balconies as a baloon passes during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual tradition marks the start of the holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Piccachu balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spiderman balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Elf on the Shelf Balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Papa Smurf Balloon floats at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Float is flown at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon' balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: The Roanald McDonald Balloon is flown at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Spiderman balloon floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: A Red Power Ranger floats for the the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade outside Macy's Department Store in Herald Square on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Children watch Balloons at they float by at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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