Fans Can't Get Enough of Sheryl Lee Ralph as Thanksgiving Parade's First Black Mrs. Claus

The 'Abbott Elementary' star made history with her appearance at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sorry, Santa, but it's Mrs. Claus who everyone wants to talk about this year. On Thursday, Nov. 23, 

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph made history by appearing in the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. How exactly? 

Well, the Emmy winner's cameo as Mrs. Claus marked the first time a celebrity took on the role and the first time

 Mrs. Claus was played by a Black performer. “I am so honored to have been asked by Macy's to be their first celebrity Mrs. Claus for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,

Ralph told People about her participation in the parade. “It’s such a festive and enjoyable role, bringing warmth and joy to the start of the holiday season. 

 I get to spread love and embody the spirit of giving. The perfect role for me!”

from the merely outright funny to the kick-you-in-Fans were equally thrilled, with many taking to social media to sing the actress' praises. "Santa wishes he could land Sheryl Lee Ralph lol #MacysParade," one viewer quipped on X, formerly known as Twitter. -crotch-spit-on-your-neck-fantastic.

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