It's the time of year for giving thanks -- and we're thankful for so many things, like new must-see TV and old holiday classics.

But while the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a fine tradition -- helping us remember the joy of unity and community (and consumerism) -- watching the whole thing can sometimes feel like a 12-course feast without an elasticated waistband.

So if you missed the morning's festivities or just couldn't be bothered to sit through three hours of balloons and singalongs, you're in luck -- we've assembled all of the best pop culture floats and celebrity appearances into one handy slideshow, which should leave you plenty of room for football, leftovers or the "Friends" marathon on TBS this Thanksgiving night.

Isn't that something we can all be thankful for?

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  • The Roots & Jimmy Fallon Perform

    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Jimmy Fallon(center) performs with The Roots at the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving day parade rehearsal at Macy's Herald Square on November 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Jimmy Fallon attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Hoda Kotb attends 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Whoopi Goldberg attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Dora the Explorer ride her float during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) U.S. Olympic gymnasts Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber, Alexandra Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney attend the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees rides the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: The Pikachu Pokemon balloons are seen during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Cody Simpson during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Millions Turn Out For Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In New York

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Elmo and Big Bird make their way through the streets of Manhattan during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. Macy's donated tickets and transportation to this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade to 5,000 people from neighborhoods hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Singer/actress Rachel Crow attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Kareem Abdul Jabbar 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Papa Smurf balloon floats at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Chris Isaac attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: The Wanted attend the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Trace Adkins attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Megan Mace (L) and Elizabeth Mace of Megan & Liz attend the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Don McLean attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Neon Trees attend the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Colbie Caillat attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Flo Rida attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • The Kermit the Frog balloon participates in the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, in New York. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

  • Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • The Spider-Man balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • The Sailor Mickey balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. . The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • The Sonic the Hedgehog balloon makes it's way along New York's Central Park South during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, in New York. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

  • The Spongebob Squarepants balloon makes it's way across New York's Central Park South during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, in New York. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

  • Paul Frank's Julius balloon gets ready for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, in New York.  (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Saban Bramds/AP Images)

  • Actress Jennette McCurdy pass through Herald Square in celebration of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012, in New York. The popular Macy's parade, attended by more than 3 million people and watched by 50 million on TV, included such giant balloons as Elf on a Shelf and Papa Smurf, a new version of Hello Kitty, Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Mickey Mouse and the Pillsbury Doughboy. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

  • Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary while powering up the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in New York.  (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Saban Brands/AP Images)

  • The Charlie Brown balloon passes people on balconies on New York's Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

  • The Kung Fu Panda balloon passes an apartment building on New York's Central Park West at the start of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

  • 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Atmosphere at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

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