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Film and drink pairings for Black Friday weekend

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For some, Black Friday weekend represents a time to get in some opportunistic holiday shopping, a competitive sporting event of sorts or even a unique family bonding experience. For others, it is a lawless abandon where our most beloved department stores and most tolerable roads devolve into a Mad Max-esque hellscape.

Personally, we fall into the latter group. So for those who’d rather spend this weekend lounging on the sofa than standing in line, we’ve put together a list of must-watch movies to help steer your weekend. We also decided to pair said movies with some tangibly-appropriate drinks because hey, it’s the holidays.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A bunch of brainless zombies converge on a shopping mall. It’s basically the official movie of Black Friday (zing!). 
Stream it on: Amazon Prime video (rent or buy) 
Pair it with: Brain Hemorrhage shot
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Step Brothers

A movie about families coming together that features multiple argument-filled scenes around the dinner table. Again, the Thanksgiving/Black Friday parallels should be obvious here.
Stream it on: Netflix
Pair it with: Half and Half
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Confessions of a Shopaholic

[*continues scathing Black Friday commentary here*]
Pair it with: Vodka (preferably in a cosmo)
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Mom and Dad

A mass hysteria breaks out that causes parents to violently lash out at their children. My mom called it “The most inspiring movie I’ve ever seen.” Starring Nicolas Cage as Nicolas Cage.
Stream it on: Hulu 
Pair it with: Fireball
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The Big Lebowski

A holiday classic if there ever was one. If you don’t like it then obviously you’re not a golfer. 
Stream it on: Amazon Prime video (rent or buy)
Pair it with: A White Russian, dude
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Drinksgiving

We’ve never seen this movie and have no idea whether it’s any good or not, but c’mon, are we honestly supposed to skip it over with a title like that?
Stream it on: Hulu
Pair it with: A nice IPA
GO TO IPAS

Coco

Come for the touching story about the importance of family stay for the soundtrack that absolutely slaps.
Stream it on: Netflix
Pair it with: Anything tequila-related
GO TO TEQUILA