Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving at Disney: Live Stream Parades, Rides, and Walking Tours

 Happy Thanksgiving! If you're not watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and are in the mood for a little Disney, you may want to check out this curated list of live streams. There are several YouTube creators who are spending Thanksgiving with the magic of Disney and they are live streaming
and sharing the excitement with their followers around the world. So, without any further delay, here are the best Thanksgiving at Disney live streams for celebrating the holiday with.

Please support the YouTube creators by visiting their channels, liking their videos and subscribing for more of their content.


      1. One Little Spark JL: Live Thanksgiving 2022 at Magic Kingdom

     2. Five Fires Disney California Thanksgiving Live Stream

        3. Becky Plus Eli: Live Thanksgiving Challenge at Disney

     4. Steve Park Theme: Live Thanksgiving Morning at Disneyland

     5. Magically Consumed: Thanksgiving at Disneyland Live Stream

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Walking Tours, Routes, and Live Stream

Happy Thanksgiving! It's November 24, 2022, and it's time for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day

Parade. This marks the 96th annual parade and now that the pandemic regulations have been lowered, crowds have come out to see the event. There are many walking channels that are live streaming the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade across various routes. The official Macy's Day Parade stream is also available each Thanksgiving for viewers to watch as well on NBC and the NBC App. 

Macy's issued a press release with a list of the floats, balloons, and special celebrity performers who will entertain those viewing in person, online, and at home watching on NBC television affiliate stations. You may see that press announcement here: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Full Line Up

Though it is against streaming rules to broadcast the official NBC Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade live on YouTube, individual content creators are allowed to watch the parade in person and bring their streams live to the public. This is a wonderful way for you to connect with your favorite YouTube creator and see the parade as if you were watching in person with them. Here are some live walking channels that are broadcasting live from the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Please support each YouTube creator by visiting, liking, and subscribing to their channels. 

Action Kid: Live Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Stream Live from 6th Avenue

Earth Cam Live: Aerial Viewpoints of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Live Walking NYC: View The Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade As If You Were Standing In The Crowd

USA Today: Live Stream Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Global News: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Live Stream

Bagels & Walks: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Live Stream (Great Audio)

Macy's Day Parade Slideshow

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I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade today. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Blow Up

 If you are a fan of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, you may be interested in viewing 

videos showing the balloons "blow up" process. There's one YouTube creator who truly stands out from the majority when it comes to filming New York and Macy's Parade and that's the creator Action Kid. Please visit Action Kid's channel and support his work as his videos have truly blessed many people. It's no surprise that Action Kid has once again delivered a stellar and informative video where he took viewers through New York on a tour of the balloons as they were made ready for the 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade has brought joy to New Yorkers and the world since 1924 and one of its most beloved attractions is the giant balloons. Macy's announced a total of 16 giant character balloons would take part in the parade and four would make their debut. New helium balloons joining the 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are as follows.

Bluey by BBC Studios
Diary of A Wimpy Kid® by Abrams Books
DINO and Baby DINO by Sinclair Oil
Stuart the Minion from Illumination

The returning helium balloons are as follows.

Ada Twist Scientist by Netflix
Astronaut Snoopy by PEANUTS Worldwide
The Boss Baby from DreamWorks Animation
Goku by Toei Animation
a Funko Pop!-inspired Grogu™ by Funko and in partnership with Lucasfilm
Chase from PAW Patrol® by Nickelodeon
Pillsbury Doughboy™ by Pillsbury™
Red Titan from “Ryan’s World” by Sunlight Entertainment and
Ronald McDonald® by McDonald’s® USA
Papa Smurf from The Smurfs™ by Nickelodeon
Pikachu™ & Eevee™ by The Pok√©mon Company International
SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary by Nickelodeon.

Here is Action Kid's wonderful walking video featuring Macy's character balloon inflations.

Action Kid: NYC Live Balloon Inflation

Be sure to check out the excellent walking tours and live streams of the 96th Macy's Day parade.

Plimoth Plantation, Wampanoag, Mayflower, and Plymouth Rock Virtual Walking Tours for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and there is no better time than to visit some of the most famous locations celebrating the Pilgrims and Native Americans (Wampanoag tribe) than now. There are several virtual walking tours that bring the history of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock and the events that transpired leading up to the first Thanksgiving that you can easily access via YouTube.  Here is some of the best virtual waking tours to further increase your knowledge of the holiday and even feel as if you've been transported in time to December 16, 2020, when 13-year-old Mary Chilton departed the Mayflower and became the first Pilgrim to step foot at Plymouth Rock.

Plimoth Plantation Walkthrough

Plimoth Plantation Virtual Field Trip by Scholastic

Allodic Ventures: Plymouth Rock Walking Tour

Saltyhead Adventures: Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower Walking Tour

Susan Evans Plimoth Plantation Tour

Walks in Camera: Rotherhithe Wander Mayflower Walk from London

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Five Beautiful Thanksgiving Home Tours You Won't Want To Miss

Thanksgiving is almost here and I've curated five beautiful Thanksgiving home tours that will help get you excited about the holiday. These homes have been decorated to the max and are absolutely gorgeous.  If you are in the mood for a little festivity and would like to go on a virtual home tour, or just want to enjoy the decorative ambience these creators have shared with the world, then you definitely don't want to miss these videos.

Without further adieu, here are the virtual tours!

Five Beautiful Thanksgiving Home Tours You Won't Want To Miss


     1. Simply Lake & Lace

Simply Lake & Lace has shared a tour of her cousin's, Rachell's, Alabama home and it is simply magnificent. Rachell is Rachell Penton of Penton Farms and you can check out her official website here: Penton Farms Rachell also has a gorgeous Instagram page that you may see here: The Penton Farmhouse

Check out Rachell Penton's Thanksgiving home tour below.

     2. Brandi's Decor & More

The second home featured on our list is from Brandi's Decor and More. Brandi certainly went all out with her autumn-inspired decorations and even included a beautiful Thanksgiving tree with lights. Brandi takes her audience on a lovely walking tour of her home and porch that is also beautifully decorated. You may see Brandi's Thanksgiving home tour below.

     3.  Rebecca's Beautiful ASMR Addiction

The third home tour on the list may surprise  you as it isn't just a walkthrough of a beautifully decorated home for Thanksgiving, but an ASMR tour! If you want to see a gorgeous home that you play in the background with soft ambient sounds, including the crunching of leaves and birds chirping, check out Rebecca's open house tour.

     4. Annette Kakaley Ask Me Decor

Annette Kakaley of Ask Me Decor opened her home to her viewers for a Thanksgiving "Big Reveal" tour. She played lovely music in the background, making her video a perfect choice for those who are looking for decoration inspiration with pleasant music playing. Her holiday table was festive with white candles lit. You may see Annette Kakaley's "Big Thanksgiving Reveal: below.


     5. A Blessed Home With Kimberly Davis

Last but certainly not least is Kimberly Davis' elegant home. Kimberly runs the very popular YouTube channel "A Blessed Home" and she took her audience through a half-hour long walking tour of her home room by room. Starting off with her front yard and entryway it is easy to get into the festive mood with Kimberly. Her decorating skills are impeccable and it's no surprise that she has nearly 30,000 subscribers. Check out her Thanksgiving and elegant fall decor below.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Alice's Restaurant Stockbridge, Massachusetts Thanksgiving Walking Tour, Arlo Guthrie Song, and Movie

If you've never heard of Alice's Restaurant, you're in for a Thanksgiving treat. Not only can you listen to Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" below and check out the eponymous movie online, but the YouTube channel MileMarker4k created a wonderful walking tour on location in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This is a great way to visualize and see first hand what Arlo Guthrie was talking about in his epic song that detailed the greatest crime of the century: Illegally dumping trash!

The son of folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie proved he is his own singer-songwriter with his Thanksgiving anthem. The song is a whopping 18 minutes long and has been a Thanksgiving favorite for many households for more than 50 years!

Arlo tells the tale of a Thanksgiving he spent with his friend Alice Brock who owned a restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Alice and her husband Ray were living in a church that had accumulated a "half ton" of garbage.  Arlo and a friend offered to bring the trash to the local dump but due to it being Thanksgiving, the dump was closed. Arlo and his cohort made the fateful decision to illegally dump the trash instead of bringing it back to the church. 

Though "Alice's Restaurant" is a very entertaining song, it is a political commentary on the Vietnam War and its draft. 

You may listen to Arlo Guthrie's 1967 debut song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" below.

Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant Massacree (Full Song)

Watch Alice's Restaurant Full Movie Online

The song "Alice's Restaurant" became so popular it was developed into a movie starring Arlo Guthrie. There is a YouTube channel that has the full movie available and you may watch it below. There are many current options to watch Alice's Restaurant online, though PBS Living does have an anniversary special that subscribers may watch. It is titled Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert and aired in 2015. The video is age-restricted and you will view it on YouTube.

Alice's Restaurant Stockbridge Massachusetts Driving and Walking Tours

Here are two lovely videos from MileMarker4k where he takes viewers on tours of the route Arlo took from the church to the site of the dump as well as a walking tour to Alice's Restaurant. Please consider visiting the YouTube channel and subscribing for more wonderful content.

Watch Live: President Biden Pardons Turkeys Chocolate And Chip

 The holiday season hit the White House and on November 21, 2022, President Joe Biden met with onlookers in the White House South Lawn, just one day after celebrating his 80th birthday. The east coast has suffered an early winter and President Biden promised not to keep those gathered out in the cold for too long. He greeted several groups of students who witnessed what's become a longstanding, national Thanksgiving tradition before issuing his proclamation of pardon.

Two turkeys received the bountiful blessing and would be spared becoming Thanksiving dinner. There names are Chocolate and Chip and the turkeys even echoed President Biden's speech with a spontaneous "gobble gobble."

President Biden stated the following.

Now, based on their temperament and commitment to being productive members of society, I hereby pardon. I hereby pardon Chocolate and Chip.

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You may see the live video stream of President Biden pardoning Chocolate and Chip in the player below. here