Everything to know about Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 15 funny tweets

Nov 27, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. ET
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual tradition rife with nostalgia, holiday spirit and, well, a few well-timed fails, too. If you couldn't catch the festivities this year, here's everything you need to know boiled down to 15 hilarious tweets.

1. Larger-than-life Elf on the Shelf

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Truer words have never been spoken.

2. Where's the replay button?

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Sorry, little dude... Macy's parade doesn't come with real-life DVR. Although, c'mon, that would be kind of cool.

3. Broadway extravaganza

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What? No love for Broadway? OK, so this year's parade was a little heavy on the Broadway vibe... maybe next year they'll have gigantic, hot-air-filled Idina Menzels and Hugh Jackmans.

4. Ah, this is what it's all about, folks

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What says holiday love and the spirit of Thanksgiving more than laughing at people losing their balance and watching pop stars look like foreign film dub-overs?

5. She can be our Patronus

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Oh, honey. We commiserate with you because we have been you. You know, minus the 3 million people watching.

6. You can't keep this under wraps

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Hey, nobody said being a grown-up would be easy. Or dignified.

7. As awards go, this one's pretty impressive

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It's not exactly a resounding endorsement — except on a day like this. The fact that she is, in actuality, a Disney princess with magical powers may or may not give her the edge.

8. Nothing says Christmas like... cannibalism

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He didn't get that hyperbaric belly like a bowl full of jelly by eating blow-up celery sticks.

9. This is what we call hitting the wrong note

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Listen, we've busted our butts in an NYC street while not trying to simultaneously play a musical instrument in front of throngs of people and Sea World protesters. Color us impressed with this chick.

10. Times, they have a'changed

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At least it wasn't Miley Cyrus?

11. Well played, Macy's, well played

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Everything about this makes our Spidey senses tingle.

12. That's what you call skills, son

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Maybe they're not bad lip-synchers... maybe they're actually really, really good ventriloquists.

13. For shame!

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If you ask any little girl in the western hemisphere, life is invalid if Idina Menzel isn't singing "Let it Go" from Frozen.

14. Showmanship is an art form, they say

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Amazing! But you have to give it to 'em — some of the performances were so bad, they actually somehow circled back around to good.

15. For once, it wasn't all about that bass

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Ironically, the song Trainor chose to sing was "Lips Are Moving." Perhaps some of the other performers should have listened to her performance and kept those three words fresh in their minds.

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