The Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1961 Was Actively Terrifying

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Yes, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a hellscape of capitalism wherein children are indoctrinated into early submission by adorable dinosaurs sponsored by oil companies, but let’s discuss the alternative: this New York City Thanksgiving parade in 1961, pre-Macy’s, when every “fun” children’s character looked vaguely homicidal, if not serially so.

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Even familiar figures had an air of foreboding.

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Illustration for article titled The Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1961 Was Actively Terrifying

These girls know shit ain’t right.

Illustration for article titled The Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1961 Was Actively Terrifying

Get me out of here!

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Miracle on 34th Street informs me the Thanksgiving Parade was Macy’s deal way back in the ‘40s.