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What to Watch on Thursday: The Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, Hallmark’s ‘Mistletoe Inn’

David Alpay, left, and Alicia Witt in the Hallmark movie “Mistletoe Inn.”
David Alpay, left, and Alicia Witt in the Hallmark movie “Mistletoe Inn.” Crown Media

Mistletoe Inn (8 p.m., Hallmark) – An aspiring author is dumped by her soon-to-be-published novelist boyfriend, and signs up for a romance writing retreat at a Vermont Inn shortly before Christmas. Based on the book by Richard Paul Evans.

Also on . . .

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m. on NBC and CBS) – The 91st annual parade in New York City features 50-foot balloons, floats, Broadway musical performances, marching bands and lots of celebrities. It repeats on NBC at 2 p.m.

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade at 9 a.m. on WGN – This Chicago parade is an 84-year tradition.

The National Dog Show (Noon, NBC) – This show is always a fun Thanksgiving Day tradition, but even more fun this year since 10 Triangle dogs are competing!

Arrow (9 p.m., The CW) – Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family, but Black Siren returns to wreak havoc.

A Chef’s Life (9:30 p.m., UNC-TV) – Vivian volunteers at a soup kitchen and later attends a book signing.

Life in Pieces (9:30 p.m., CBS) – Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal.