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13 Reasons Thanksgiving Is Not A Holiday For The Weak

It's not just a dinner; it's a battlefield. But it's also just the warmup for the bigger event: Black Friday. Shop smarter and save more by hitting up Macy's this year!

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1. Holiday travel requires intense physical strength and stamina.

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How else are you going to lug all that stuff through the airport by yourself?

2. You need to use serious strategic thinking to plan a get-together with your hometown friends on Wednesday night.

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It's basically like playing chess.

3. Losing your neighborhood's annual Turkey Bowl is not an option.

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Sure, the game is just "for fun"...but is it really?

4. Spending all that time with your family takes nerves of steel.

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You just have to keep reminding yourself that they mean well.

5. And keeping your cool when your family asks why you're still single is no easy feat.

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"Can you not?"

6. Finding an outfit with loose pants requires careful preparation.

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Anything with a drawstring is a win.

7. And waiting to eat can be torturous.

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Especially when the turkey smells sooo good.

8. The race to get the last drumstick is a matter of life and death.

And you're not about to let your 8-year-old cousin have it...
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And you're not about to let your 8-year-old cousin have it...

9. Only the strongest people go back for seconds — scratch that — THIRDS.

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This is the one day of the year you can do this without guilt.

10. And it takes incredible willpower to resist a second slice of pumpkin pie after eating that much dinner.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have one ~really~ big slice.
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But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have one ~really~ big slice.

11. Not napping after eating too much turkey is the ultimate test of endurance.

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Napping is a sign of weakness!

12. And only the most intense can save room for a midnight snack.

A leftover turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich always hits the spot.
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A leftover turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich always hits the spot.

13. Finally, you have to rest up because the real marathon begins the next day.

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Only the strong will survive.

This Black Friday, head to Macy's. And don’t forget to send your letter to Santa to support Make-A-Wish while you're there!

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