The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is making it’s way through the streets of New York City. Hello Kitty, Papa Smurf, and Spongebob are floating in the air for the world to admire. Dora the Explorer is hiding somewhere in there, yelling at everyone to say, “Map.”

As I watch the parade of children’s characters that have earned “Parade Balloon Status,” I have to admit that I’m a little underwhelmed. I mean, Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Really?

There are better cartoons out there, my friends. There are better characters, much more deserving of cheer and adoration this Thanksgiving. So I humbly submit the following for consideration. Please add on in the comments and let us know which characters you thing deserve a little love from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

(Photos: WENN & YouTube)

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