2008_10_fwg.jpgPatchogue's annual holiday-timed parade will not have fireworks this year after famous fireworks company Grucci (which does the Macy's July 4th show) has pulled out, upset that the parade lost "Christmas" from its name. Newsday reports that last year's Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade (named so at the request of Grucci, which donated $5000) is now the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade, after complaints that the parade wasn't being inclusive enough. Grucci VP Philip Butler took offense, saying, "They are using all the themes of Christmas and plagiarizing all those themes and not using the name." Yes, like a Santa on a yacht! The Patchogue mayor isn't too upset, "When I think about fireworks, I don't think about Christmas anyway - I think about the Fourth of July."