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
Making elf on the shelf even bigger just makes him that much creepier. #MacysParade
— Mickey Tank-Bank (@freddofett) November 27, 2014
Truer words have never been spoken.
2. Where’s the replay button?
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
This is great because most Americans never get a chance to hate Broadway! #MacysParade
— Zach Broussard (@ZachBroussard) November 27, 2014
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
People falling and missing their lip syncing moments is always entertaining. #MacysParade
— MAT KEARNEY (@matkearney) November 27, 2014
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
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
Shout out to all the middle aged adults who had to dress up like presents in the #MacysParade. That mortgage ain't gonna pay for itself.
— Michelle Buteau (@MichelleButeau) November 27, 2014
Hey, nobody said being a grown-up would be easy. Or dignified.
7. As awards go, this one’s pretty impressive
Tonys to Idina for Best Lipsynching and Most Dynamic/Not-Horrible On-Float Performance! -L #MacysParade
— Lucky & the Mick (@thecraptacular) November 27, 2014
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
— Max Razinger (@mvrazinger) November 27, 2014
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
Shout out to that girl in the marching band who just ate it on national television during the #MacysParade . The struggle is so real.
— John SAUCIER (@realSAUCEman) November 27, 2014
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
Kiss. In the #MacysParade. And now, for our viewing pleasure, Norman Rockwell will twerk in his grave.
— Real Fake P0TUS (@RF_P0TUS) November 27, 2014
At least it wasn’t Miley Cyrus?
11. Well played, Macy’s, well played
— Macy's (@Macys) November 27, 2014
Everything about this makes our Spidey senses tingle.
12. That’s what you call skills, son
The American Authors are so talented, they can sing without even opening their mouths! #MacysParade
— Beamly (@BeamlyUS) November 27, 2014
Maybe they’re not bad lip-synchers… maybe they’re actually really, really good ventriloquists.
13. For shame!
Idina Menzel isn't singing Frozen? This parade is invalid. #MacysParade
— Doug Black Jr 🦃🦃🦃 (@dougblackjr) November 27, 2014
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
The musical performances are amazing. It's almost as if the singers are pretending to sing to a pre-recorded track. #MacysParade
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) November 27, 2014
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
"Why isn't she singing 'Bass!?!?'" – my niece previewing the next 20 years of Meghan Trainor's career #MacysParade
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) November 27, 2014
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.