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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game?

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A mainstay of the Thanksgiving holiday since 1924 has been New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, also known as simply the “Macy’s Day Parade.” A three hour visual spectacle brought into your home that celebrates pop culture present, past, Americana, New York’s finest and sundry other celebratory themes that reflect the season spanning Thanksgiving and Christmas. The America viewing public has become accustomed to prepping the turkey, cranberries, and casseroles by spending their mornings watching nostalgic images fabricated at 500 times actual size filled with helium air float down various New York avenues and streets. But, like most things in life, the parade can also be subverted to fill a recreational drinking utility.

Drinking Game

Most likely spanned out of the intoxicatedly inventive minds of the unrestrained college-aged demographic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade drinking game is becoming a more popular way to while the time away before the big meal plus more imbibing of alcoholic beverages. A sure sign of alcoholism may be the over eagerness to wake up and immediately take the necessary steps to forget about waking up, e.g.. getting drunk (or high, pending your mind-altering predilections). The argument for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade drinking game is that turkey day should be no different than other libation friendly days like Cinco de Mayo or St. Patrick’s Day. Basically, any excuse to formally drink to inebriation in a celebratory fashion will be hawked as obligatory by those who hate getting drunk alone. Misery loves company.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade drinking game consists of randomly drinking when certain things happen in the telecast. Basically the rules can vary, the whole object is to get drunk between 9:00AM and 12:00PM, take a break, and then start again when traditional celebrations start. If you are getting drunk while watching Kermit the Frog, Spiderman, or any other part of the family oriented telecast, you may be exhibiting some symptoms of an alcoholic. Please start asking the right questions in order to get the help you may need to spend Thanksgiving actually giving thanks, rather than compounding problems! The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day often see an increase in alcohol and drug related injuries, hospital visits, and overdoses leading sometimes to death. Please be vigilant to excessive or aberrant behaviors that may signal deeper problems, exacerbated by emotions.

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