Thanksgiving Throwback: 13 Iconic Photos of the Macy's Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic New York – and American – institution. But this year, there were rumors that it may be the first time the parade’s signature balloons were grounded since 1971, thanks to forecasted high winds. (After incidents in 1997 and 2005, the city mandates that balloons have to be lowered or grounded if winds exceed 34 miles per hour.)

Thanksgiving War We Didn't See Coming: South Dakota vs. Joan Jett

Never let it be said that the residents of South Dakota are not a proud people.

Joan Jett is set to perform atop the Mount Rushmore American Pride float at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, but a multitude of ranchers from the state are at odds with the decision given the rocker is an animal rights activist and vegetarian.