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Days of our Lives to be Honored at Hollywood Christmas Parade as Kick-Off to 50th Anniversary!

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Courtesy/NBC

Days of our Lives is set to be honored at this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade taking place on Sunday, November 30th!

As the soap kicks off its 50th year next year, current cast members will be on hand to participate in a special presentation to commemorate its enduring run on NBC.

Scheduled to take part in all the Tinseltown festivities are: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Galen Gering (Rafe), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie), John Aniston (Victor), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Guy Wilson (Will), True O’Brien (Paige), Drake Hogestyn (John), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Casey Moss (JJ), Billy Flynn (Chad), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Aloma Wright (Maxine) and Christopher Sean (Paul).

Plans call for the DAYS to make their way down the parade route in an eye-catching presentation, featuring the show’s new 50th anniversary logo! There, the Salemites will then be greeted by parade hosts, Laura McKenzie and Erik Estrada, and presented a special honor to acknowledge their success!

DAYS Co-EP Greg Meng stated on the honor: “What better way to start the countdown to Days of Our Lives’ 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade? We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with viewers across the country!”

Jim Romanovich, President of Worldwide Media for Associated Television International, added, “Days of Our Lives is an incredible success story and has been such an influential show to audiences over the years. It is, and continues to be, the cornerstone of NBC daytime programming. As fans of the show, we are thrilled to give them the tribute they deserve in this prestigious event.”

The Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on Wednesday, December 10 at 4 pm on Hallmark Channel and on Friday, December 19 at 5 pm on Hallmark Movie Channel. Check local listings for additional TV stations and times in your market and area!

What do you think about DAYS being honored at the big parade?  Comment below!

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LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

That is wonderful. Congrats to them !

Mo
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Mo

Awesome. Wish I could be there. I’ll try to catch on TV, but the airings aren’t real convenient.

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

That’s nice. I wish that ALL MY CHILDREN could have made it to a 50th anniversary, though 42 years is nothing to sneeze at. I now watch DAYS OF OUR LIVES because I miss AMC and I need a soap fix. I’m a fairly new viewer, less than a year but DAYS is a good show. I do get tired of every character getting shot in that Fake leaf Park and I think they could use some new sets (does everyone have coffee in Brady’s Pub all the time?) but aside from that it’s a good show.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I found a friend in you, Troy. I enjoyed many soaps through the years but never DAYS… until I lost ATWT, AMC and OLTL. DAYS filled the void and though late to Salem, I am glad I can be there nearly every day to watch the goings on… although I still cannot keep everyone’s lineage straight! 🙂

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

I understand! I was thinking yesterday, when Kayla told Theresa in the Hospital that she and Brady “would have to wait an hour” for the pregnancy test result, she suggested that they “go to the Pub for Coffee”. Really? Doesn’t the Hospital like maybe have a Cafeteria where they could have had coffee? Everyone winds up in that Pub sooner or later, be it breakfast lunch or dinner. Honestly, the actors are quite competent but brother they need some diversification regarding Sets. Over at ABC-TV on All My Children, it seemed to me they had outdoor sets, location shots, and… Read more »

Lois
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Lois

Sure wish I could be there to see this, what an honor..Congrats to everyone involved with the show for the past 49 years!!!

Michael (deaf guy)
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Michael (deaf guy)

Congratulations to “Days” and I am proud to supporting their shows. It was awesome and remembrance of years ago. Thanks

Rj
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Rj

Congratulations to Ken Corday and the Days cast and crew for making it to the Golden Anniversary! Quite an accomplishment especially during the difficult times for the genre!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I agree with Greg Meng, “What better way to start the countdown to Days of Our Lives’ 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade?…” Congratulations, Days. I always look forward to the Hollywood Christmas Parade and Days participation in it. This year’s parade will be extra special. Wish all in Salem a wonderful 50th year and MUCH FUN at the parade!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

By the way, thank-you Michael for providing this information about Days’ special honor at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. I made an inquiry (earlier today I think) about Days’ participation in this year’s festivities. So this article was right on time for me.

I really do appreciate how you keep fans informed about what is going on with our favorite soaps. Thanks for your diligent hard work!

k/kay
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k/kay

Congratulations I have not watched in over a decade but very happy Days is still on the air!

Christine
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Christine

Congrats to all of the Days of Our LIves cast and crew. I sure wish I could attend, Everyone deserves a great big applause. Loyal fan.

Marc R. Jimenez
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Marc R. Jimenez

Yeahhhhh Congratulations to Ken Corday and Legacy Of Days Of Our Lives would like to Congrats to the Hard working Cast & Writers and Production Team for an Outstanding Achievement we Deserved for those Hottt 50th Yrs Coming I been a True #1 Loyal Fan for 31ys which i call this my 2nd Family … I Thnku for those Ups & Downs Shockers every week Days your Amazing Here’s to you Ted & Betty Corday up in Heaven Your Legacy Lives on through out all your Loyal Loyal fans and keeps growning to the Next Generations We Thanku Ken Corday… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

geez!

“Thank You” for one of the best write-ups of DAYS , I’ve seen on here

nice

I celebrate this show with

bethany
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bethany

Love it. I can’t wait to see it, I have been watching dool since I was in diapers. Didn’t quite know what was going on but I watched it grew up on it. And to this day can’t stop watching it. I hope they never take it off. Happy 50th anniversary

Cathy K
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Cathy K

I wish all the kids would be in the parade. I hope it is televised in NY like the Rosebowl is. Or youtube!

LCC
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LCC

Thanks for the info! Knowing this, I’ll make a point to watch.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Great way to kick off the anniversary celebration. Congratulations DOOL! Here’s to 50 more!

KathyMiller
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KathyMiller

I wish that some of the veteran actors such as Bo and Steve could make an appearance for the 50th anniversary also !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“Days of Our Lives is an incredible success story and has been such an influential show to audiences over the years. It is, and continues to be, the cornerstone of NBC daytime programming. ”

I hang on these words… with baited breath…. THAT, “Days of OUR Lives” remain… the CORNERSTONE of NBC

I laud this show
I treasure this show
I Live with this show

NBC – SONY – Days of OUR Lives : Thank you

Keep this show of SHOWS

Judy I
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Judy I

How exciting for the cast and crew of DAYS. Congratulations!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Now i’m going to have to convince someone to go with me because these people CAMP OUT just in hopes of being seen when all I want to do is see…but you know what…I have friends who rush to Emmy and Oscar red carpets where it’s just not worth the headache..but ok…I thinks me might do this one for once. The best thing about living in Los Angeles isn’t looking for your favorites…it’s just running into them ALL OVER the place…but this is something I do want to see…

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

Who is Christopher Sean (Paul)???

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Christopher Sean plays the baseball player named Paul. Paul is Dr. Dan’s patient who is flirting with all the girls. He looks to be part Asian. He first was seen on Friday’s episode.

He’ll most likely turn out to be gay because the flirting is overkill to throw the viewers off.

carla paulk
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carla paulk

I think its wonderful.i have been watching dool since i was about. 10 years old. I can tell you who Hopes mother was(Addie)Dougs first wife,grandma,grandpa Hortons oldest daughter. Wish you could bring back some of the older players Loosing Alison Sweeney was a tragic..!! just thinking back.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Yeh! DOOL is my favorite soap.

Karen Richards
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Karen Richards

i have been watching Days since it began and im so glad to be celebrating their 50th God Bless Days

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Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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However, The Hollywood Reporter had more clarity and reported that Dobson died Sunday evening in a hospital in Stockton, California, after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency. Arthur Toretzk, Dobson’s rep, shared that with the entertainment news outlet.

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When Don Murray’s exited Knots Landing in 1982, Dobson was cast in the role of M. Patrick (“Mack”) McKenzie, the love interest for Michele Lee’s Karen.  Lee and Dobson became an undeniable favorite duo of the CBS primetime soap opera and for all-time in soap history.  During his run on ‘Knot’s from its fourth season to its conclusion in 1993, Dobson won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for his performances.

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In addition, Dobson got his start in daytime soaps, and eventually wound back on them following the ending of ‘Knots’.  He first appeared on NBC’s The Doctors. In 2008, DAYS hired him to play Mickey Horton after two other actors did not work out replacing, the original Mickey,  John Clarke, who retired, In shorter stints, Kevin played Governor Harrison Brooks on One Life to Live in 2003. and Judge Devin Owens on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his three children, Sean Dobson, Patrick Dobson and Mariah Dobson.

Share you remembrances and condolences in the comment section for Kevin Dobson.

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Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

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