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    Miracle on 34th Street!

    The parade makes its film debut in 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street. In 1946, Macy’s employees are cast in more than half of the roles. Glad they didn’t work for some other department store that year.

    Fun fact: Edmund Gwenn stepped in for Santa in 1946’s parade—as he filmed his starring role in the holiday film classic.

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