5. Or brainwash poor little babies before they can even know which team they support.
9. You only have differing political opinions to worry about at Thanksgiving
14. Game time is a perfect time to catch up on your torrents (not that any of us ever download anything illegally — ever).
15. You don’t get into huge football-related fights with lifelong friends on Facebook that end badly.
17. Watching “Downton Abbey” in your climate-controlled living room.
18. Finally, you will never, ever throw snowballs at Santa while booing him and thus earning your place on his Naughty List for all eternity.
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