Chicago native Emily Jones loves her city, and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, Emily is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian. Then, the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry Williams, to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits. Immediately writing Henry off as a privileged playboy, Emily worries he will ruin the joyful spirit of the parade, not knowing how much it means to the city like she does. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful production, Emily is determined to show Henry she's in charge. But when Emily suffers a sudden setback, she starts to rely on Henry to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him. As Thanksgiving draws nearer, can Emily confess her true feelings and end the feud while still putting on the parade of her dreams?
Did You Know?
The final memo Henry issued on the parade was clearly never meant to be read by viewers, as it appears to be a recycled technical memo regarding object oriented software development, making nonsensical statements like "The Company's principal operating objective is to dominate the object oriented parade market."
Also, financial information included in the memo is for dates that make no sense in relation to the film, as it references projections for the years 2012 - 2015 but provides supposed financial data for the years 2003 - 2007. See more
When Emily and Henry are walking to lunch, Henry's tie starts out gray but by the time they arrive at the restaurant, it is black and striped. See more
The parade isn't about money.
References Miracle on 34th Street
Written by Peter Allen
and David Hudgins See more