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Thanksgiving is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. The Plymouth celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original thirteen colonies that became the United States. Elementary school teacher Robyn Gioia has argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.

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1 Overshadowed by Christmas Does anybody care about Thanksgiving anymore?
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 People calling it Turkey Day An annoying and disrespectful term
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4 Overshadowed by Black Friday Again, does ANYBODY care about Thanksgiving?
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5 Overshadowed by Food and Sport Rather be eating and watching games than caring.
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6 Misinterpreting People always forgetting the holiday's origins.
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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8 Black THURSDAY Now employees' Thanksgivings get ruined!
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1 It NEVER sucked or even BONED.......with all that turkey (taken from AROUND bones...pun)l, gravy, livers, gizzards, necks, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatros, mashed potatoes,etc.,etc.,etc.,etc. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on June 8, 2015, 11:18 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Would love to see Thanksgiving extended over two days (Thurs. and Friday) and all non-essential businesses closed for both days, due to a national holiday. Again, even if retail opened on Saturday they would still make bucketloads of money. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on November 25, 2012, 10:43 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Black Thursday. Words are not vile enough to describe this trend, born this year. It's wrong for businesses to force their employees to miss their family's holiday so they can work the pre-Black Friday rush. It should be illegal. To those who protest by refusing to go to work on Thanksgiving, I salute you! To those who stay outside the store and get the CEOs thinking "Look at all these people who want to shop, we should open early", you should be ashamed of yourself. Just because you have no family or friends to visit on Thanksgiving, you want to ruin the holiday for others? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 24, 2012, 12:39 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Boned not because of the holiday itself, but because of greedy corporate retailers like Target and Walmart who are opening at 9 PM on Thanksgiving day. If these assholes would simply open at 6 AM on Black Friday, they would still make the same amount of money and people could at least enjoy their Thanksgiving. Of course, blame also goes to all idiot shoppers who line up outside these stores hours before they open, thereby encouraging earlier openings. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on November 20, 2012, 2:32 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 My get togethers with my family are very happy and joyous gatherings. Contrary to popular belief, not all families are messed up. There are still people who stay in relationships and families that are happy together. I'm glad I can say that I'm excited for Thanksgiving and seeing my family. I'm very lucky for that. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on November 22, 2011, 11:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Now some retailers are starting Black Friday earlier.. families will eventually push their thankskgiving to earlier in the afternoon, then it's off to walmart or best buy to get in line -- Submitted By: () on November 11, 2011, 10:23 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Soggy, my family's not like that either. But if you can't see the reality of how the American nuclear family is being rendered nearly extinct--by design--then I don't know what to tell you. As far back as the 80s half the kids I knew had parents who were divorced, to the point where my high school counselor felt she had to ask me if *mine* were divorced before graduation for seating arrangements or some such. And it's far worse now. Now people can;t even stay in a relationship, period. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:58 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Dol, I'm sorry to hear your family is so messed up. Mine, however, is not, and I'd imagine there are as many well-adjusted families like mine in this country - families that are capable of getting together for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter without fights breaking out - as there are basket-case families. (And I'm sure you'd agree that many dysfunctional families are the way they are for reasons of their own making.) I also suspect you are exaggerating - for the usual predictable purposes of political advocacy - the degree to which the American family has sunk. (Whether you truly believe what you described in your last post, or whether you have maybe been influenced by too many of those cliched combative-family-get-together scenes in Hollywood movies, I can't say.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 2:55 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Meh. Thanksgiving USED to be about families getting together in peace and harmony like, 40 years ago. But with the (intentional) destruction of the family unit by society it's turned into an obligatory squaqbble-fest where you see your drunken uncle Fred and wacked out aunt Rita and now divorced parents and their sullen teen children once a year and everybody fights over something or other while eating a store bought butterball since men won't cook a full bird and women now think it's "exploitation" for them to do it. Just an annual convention of utter dysfunctionality. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 17, 2011, 7:19 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Any occasion for families to get together seems to me to be bone-proof by definition. Never mind all the sociopolitical and religious baggage; the bottom line is that Thanksgiving has become a day in which families come together for (hopefully) a good time, and charities cook meals for homeless people. This cynical overanalysis some of you people bring to these essentially benign subjects borders on the infantile. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 4:18 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Turkey Day, Black Friday, and more emphasis on Christmas. The unholy trinity that killed this holiday. That and its built on gluttony and greed, plus murdering innocent native americans. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 2, 2011, 7:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 You can always count on people like these to try to ruin holidays. Don't let killjoys like Mr. Raincloud ruin special occasions. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 26, 2010, 9:30 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Our local douchebag political cartoonist David Horsey weighs in on Thanksgiving. http://blog.seattlepi.com/davidhorsey/archives/229604.asp -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 24, 2010, 8:04 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Seems like nobody gives a damn about Thanksgiving anymore - they only look forward to it because the day after that, they're indulging in Black Friday specials. And before that, the Christmas commercials are on TV and radio, and the decorations are already being put up. Calling Thanksgiving "Turkey Day" is a real turkey of an idea if you ask me. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on August 29, 2010, 12:11 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I myself don't really mind if someone calls it Turkey Day, but nonetheless it does bypass the reason the holiday was started. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2010, 12:03 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Are we seriously debating calling it Turkey Day? Come on. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 25, 2010, 9:49 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Calling Thanksgiving "Turkey Day" does the same thing to the holiday calling Christmas "Present Day", Hanukkah "Menorah Week", July 4th "Fireworks Day", and Easter "Egg Hunt Day": Bypassing the reasons that the special events the holidays were created to commemorate, honor, celebrate, etc. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 13, 2010, 1:47 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Not only do I agree that 'Turkey Day' somewhat disrespectful, but I also think it's somewhat inaccuate- as there are some folks out there who eat HAM instead. Does this mean that the ham-eaters should say 'Happy Ham Hour' while they're eating? At least I've never heard any vegetarians say 'Happy Tofurkey Day'! Oh, well as long as I get my thoroughly cooked but still moist breast meat, some crisp skin, cranberry gell with the can's imprint still on it and the yummy green bean casserole, I won't let these annoyances ruin the day for me! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 13, 2010, 9:05 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Eploding Console. YES! THANK YOU! I so totally agree with you. When I hear people call Thanksgiving "Turkey Day"- I think I'd rather just have someone walk into the room with a blackboard and proceed to run their finger nails down the surface for three minutes. They might as well just walk in the room and say "Happy Turkey Day! Haa haa haa ha ha. I'm so freekin' funny Ha ha ha ha ha I said Turkey Day instead of Thanksgiving! hA HA HA HA HA HA! Get it, because people eat Turkey on Thanksgiving? Ha ha ha ha ha That's why its hip and funny to say that. Ha ha ha ha." WRONG!!!! -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 12, 2010, 7:49 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 When people call it Turkey Day! I think calling it that is annoying and disrespectful. Okay, I can't really say people calling it Turkey Day caused Thanksgiving to bone because that's not Thanksgiving's fault. Still, I wish people would show more respect. Imagine for example, if people started calling Christmas "presents day". -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on April 11, 2010, 7:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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