Playing a good Vita or iPhone video game under the table instead of eating turkey?

Trying to convince your family to play the Wii U with you?

Or maybe you're trying to escape your family so you can get some PC gaming in?

Celebrate or commiserate right here.

Up top: pics of the Pikachu and Sonic balloons from today's Macyy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Pikachu was snapped by journalism student Jennifer Arellano. Sonic was Instagramed by Sonic fan Willie Jackson.