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Las Vegas creates an ‘excuse generator’ to get out of family Thanksgiving dinner


By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

October 25, 2019 | 3 min read

Many people are wrangled into uncomfortable, chaotic and dysfunctional family dinners on Thanksgiving. For those who want to tap out, Las Vegas has a set of useful excuses.

Las Vegas Thanksgiving

Las Vegas offers excuses to have Thanksgiving there

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has come up with a Thanksgiving Excuse Generator to help those who need an escape from awkward and uncomfortable family gatherings. The generator creates fun excuses that the site claims to be ‘family-accepted’. Just click, get your excuse, inform you’re family and jet off to Las Vegas.

To help remind you that Thanksgiving isn’t all family harmony and fun, the generator accompanies two new regional ads. ‘Grandma’ shows a family gathered around a Thanksgiving table as grandma rails against her granddaughter’s boyfriend.

‘Chaos’ takes place in the kitchen, where a burned turkey turns into broken dishes, spilled gravy and lots of yelling. The spots highlight why a stress-free, ‘untraditional’ holiday in Vegas is the best bet.

Since the day is really all about being thankful, there are plenty of people who could be thankful to be away from family stress and go to Vegas. Here are some samples of the generator’s ideas.

“I have a case of Platitis – an extreme fear of washing large amounts of plates after Thanksgiving dinner. The only cure is a trip to Vegas.”

“I’m skipping the family drama this Thanksgiving and catching a show in Vegas instead.”

“The only thing more exciting than breaking a turkey’s wishbone for Thanksgiving is literally everything in Las Vegas.”

“I know my grandma can cook a mean Thanksgiving dinner. But so can any one of the celebrity chefs in Vegas.”

The dedicated website gives recommendations for “drama-free dining” as well as “no judgment shopping” and entertainment opportunities.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: Thanksgiving Excuse Generator

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