When thinking about Thanksgiving most people picture turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce — the other trimmings are all a matter of preference.  The other turkey day staple that has found its place in American homes is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Starting at Central Park West and ending with an appearance by Santa Claus at Herald Square, NBC cameras follow every moment of the celebration.  Although you may only see the three hours showcased on live TV, there is a ton of preparation that goes into broadcasting the event.  Check out how NBC’s personnel prepares for the big day in their “Before the Balloons” video below: