10 OTHER Things to Enjoy on Thanksgiving
This post is on Wednesday because I’ll be too busy Thanksgivinging (real word) to post tomorrow, and you’ll probably be too busy Thanksgivinging (still a real word) to read it. Now many people think of Thanksgiving as a day to watch football and eat bountiful amounts of food (’cause there’s no other day you can do that). I’m going to give you some other things to enjoy for Thanksgiving, and it may fall under the category of what you’re most thankful for this year.
10. Thanksgivingy (another real word) Movies
There’s plenty of movies that either have the holiday in them or are centered around the holiday. If you’re not a football or parade watching family (which would be weird because I’m sure at least one member of your family is), check out the Thanksgiving movies. Don’t forget, Rocky and Spider-Man have Thanksgiving scenes. See also Pieces of April, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
9. Thanksgivingy (still a real word) TV Episodes
If movies ain’t your thing, a lot of TV shows play their Thanksgiving episodes.
One of my favorites:
(Friends, “The One With All the Thanksgivings”)
My family and I like to play games on Thanksgiving. It’s a good way to let out your friendly (or cutthroat) competition and have fun. Some families (I won’t say which) play Monopoly but there are WAY better games out there haha.
7. The Snow
If you don’t have to travel, the snow can be an enjoyable experience. Sitting by the fire with your family while watching the snow fall can be relaxing and nice to look at. I lived in New England my whole life but was never too fond of the snow. It’s on my list though ’cause some people like it. Plus if you moved to California after living in a snowy area, you could actually miss the first snow fall.
6. The Sales
Public Service Announcement: Please be kind to retail workers on Black Friday. BUT if you have any sense, shopping online is really the way to go. Some people like the cutthroat nature of bargain shopping and pawing at the doors of Best Buy before they open like a zombie apocalypse, but I’ll be sleeping soundly in bed.
5. Your Family
Yes, especially if you live far from them or don’t see them a lot.
4. Your significant others
Give thanks to the people that love you and whom you choose to spend the rest of your life with. If you’re single, there’s 9 other things to be happy about. 😀
Your mom always makes a green bean casserole on Thanksgiving? Telling the story about someone who slaved for hours on the turkey and dropped it on the floor when bringing it to the table? You do your holiday photo on Thanksgiving? Remember when Rachel put beef in her trifle on Thanksgiving? Whatever it is, traditions are important because every family’s is different and there’s always room to start new ones.
Children keep you young. If your wife is pregnant, you could just think that that time next year, there’ll be a little baby at the table. If you don’t see your nieces/nephews/grandchildren a lot of the time, this is usually the time where you get to see them and create new memories.
1. The Meaning of Thanksgiving
It’s all about gathering together and remembering the things you’re thankful for. It’s easy to forget or take for granted all the things listed above. Just take the time to think about what’s important and remember to enjoy the holidays and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!