One of the best things about Thanksgiving are the annual traditions that we all look forward to. Whether it’s sitting on the couch while Uncle Bill sleeps through the football game, or fighting over who gets the wishbone. We all have some Thanksgiving traditions that make us smile and that we secretly, or not so secretly, look forward to each year.
Here are a few of our favorites, new and old.
Let’s get this one out of the way first since there are only two camps here: Football or no Football. Which camp are you in?
Here is one everyone should be able to agree on: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in its 90th year, it’s been a tradition for many families , nuff said!
And what about all those old TV show marathons each year? Here are a few from last year. The Simpsons marathon, That 70’s show marathon, Friends marathon, James Bond movie marathon. Which ones are your favorites?
Ok, enough TV, what about Thanksgiving traditions that don’t involve a screen.
Another fun tradition is pulling out the lights and tree decorations and spending the long weekend decorating the house for that next special holiday.
A favorite that comes to mind for our family is listening to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” as we would drive to Thanksgiving dinner with our extended family each year. We would time it just right so that as we pulled up to the house the song was just ending.
Once everyone was done eating, the guys would take the kids for a walk to the park to burn off all that food while the women cleaned up, made coffee and set out dessert. The teenagers would head out to the movies for the evening and suddenly the house was calm and quiet again for a bit.
What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?