15. They save the best for last
With the exception of 1933, a year noted for its inability to properly understand metaphor in parade arrangements, Santa Claus has always brought up the rear on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, signaling the end of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the mad dash of the holiday shopping season.
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Patrick Hipp has been writing about New York City for the better part of a decade, but his first book, All The World Is Lost, is about Paris. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Constant Readers.