Christmas Eve is a time for gathering with family, eating a turkey dinner, kissing a pretty girl or a handsome fella under the mistletoe, exchanging presents, and hitting up the nog. But mostly, it's about hitting up the nog. And if you're like most people, you'll be looking to get sloshed as you celebrate another Yuletide in the warm embrace of booze.
If that describes you, here's a pro tip: Don't be driving home. If you have to get home, get yourself a designated driver.
But, if your designated driver is all, "Screw this, I want to get plastered too!" have no fear.
Because you can actually get a free ride home courtesy of the folks at AAA.
As it does every major holiday in Florida, the auto club is offering its free Tow-to-Go service to anyone too intoxicated to drive home from wherever he is in Florida on Christmas Eve up until 6 a.m. New Year's Day.
Aside from the rides being free, they're also confidential, and the service is available for both AAA members and nonmembers. And yes, nonmembers, it's free for you as well.
AAA's Tow-To-Go service offers local rides within a ten-mile radius to a safe location. It's a service the club has been providing on select dates, where people are more prone to go out drinking.
So, if you've had just about enough of your idiot cousin blathering incessantly about his stupid job and it forces you to hit Uncle Murray's Scotch cabinet, that's cool. Just have a plan to get home safe. If not, you can join the 23,000 other people who have taken advantage of the service and dial 855-2-TOW-2-GO (or 855-286-9246 if you're too drunk to attempt spelling).
And your car will come along with you, which is better than leaving it at the party overnight.
So be safe, have fun, and don't drink and drive. You officially have no excuse.
Happy Holidays and STAY ALIVE.