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Whats your Thanksgiving Traditions

Discussion in 'Thanksgiving' started by Saki.Girl, Oct 3, 2019.



  1. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Whats your Thanksgiving Traditions ?
    For us we all bring a wrapped ornament for the Christmas tree and then we draw numbers and get to pick a ornament to open and take home we have done this for the last 15 years it is so much fun
     
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  2. Dudley

    Dudley Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Dinner is always prime rib

    Thanksgiving evening is the first night we turn on the outside Christmas lights
     
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  3. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Thanksgiving weekend is when my Christmas lights and tree go up :)
     
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  4. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    (I've mentioned this before in another thread, so bear with me.)

    We have an unusual Thanksgiving ... just the two of us, with turkey, mashed potatoes, and side veggies from Boston Market, and the stuffing, brown 'n' serve rolls, cranberry sauce, and desserts from our kitchen. As we eat, we listen every year to the same Thanksgiving episode of an old-time radio show featuring Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore. The odd thing is, we have a friend in New York State who ALSO listens to the same show every Thanksgiving!

    In the evening we often go downstairs and run a 1950s kinescope* of a Lawrence Welk show featuring Christmas music, to kick off the Christmas season.

    Yes, we like old-timey stuff!

    (*A 16mm film made by pointing a camera at a video monitor during a live broadcast---this was the only way to preserve a live TV broadcast in the days before videotape.)
     
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  5. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Me, too. If I get home early from work the afternoon before Thanksgiving, that's what I do. Even if I don't get around to putting on the ornaments until later, I really enjoy having the tree lights on.
     
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  6. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    I make pepperoni bread the night before Thanksgiving for dinner that night and an extra loaf for everyone one to snack on while watching the football games while dinner is still cooking on Thanksgiving Day.
     
  7. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Oh now that sounds amazing i have never had that would you share the recipe ?
     
  8. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    ok i have to say that sounds so cool watching the show the old way
    what a great way to start off the holiday season
     
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  9. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Thank you!
    We're so square, we're cool! We also watch video as well as 16mm film.
     
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  10. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    You have something that is priceless very very cool
     
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  11. ballcoach

    ballcoach Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer

    Thanksgiving Week Traditions

    Wednesday- We start turning our lights on for the season and we eat pizza.
    Thursday- Macy's parade, Cowboys, and turkey!
    Friday- Black Friday shopping and we buy an ornament for our family.
     
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  12. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    ok those are great also . i sometimes go out shopping on black Friday depends on the deals they are having.
     
  13. Dudley

    Dudley Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    No one will ever find me out and about on Black Friday. No way. It ain't happening.
     
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  14. KimB

    KimB Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    My Thanksgiving changes each year, especially since I no longer work.

    When I was working, faculty got Wednesday and Friday off. I took the whole week to prepare for the big day. I'd buy an organic turkey and make the desserts on Tuesday. I usually also had some kind of fish or seafood so I'd go to the fish market on Wednesday morning. From that point on I was busy in the kitchen no matter if I had one person coming over or a dozen. I cooked from scratch and I loved it. After the crowd left, I took down all things Thanksgiving. On Friday, I'd get my two trees from Home Depot and put them up. The rest of the weekend was spent decorating for Christmas.

    I usually returned to work on Monday exhausted......but happy I'd have another three weeks off beginning the week before Christmas.

    Since I don't have kids, my gifts were easy so shopping was minimal. I never went out on Black Friday.
     
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  15. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    That is so awesome I am no cook that is for sure and that you can do it from scratch wow amazing
    lol i can so imagine come Monday you were exhausted lol
     
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  16. shrcpark

    shrcpark Reindeer Feeder Technician Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Night before Thanksgiving, we have Chinese food.
    Thanksgiving, we have the turkey and ALL the trimmings.
    Thanksgiving night, we shop for all the gifts online.
    Black Friday, we head out and purchase the gifts we missed online and grab lunch out.
     
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  17. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    ok i have to say i like the idea of Chinese food the night before i might have to try this this year
    i love shopping on line lol best the crowds
     
  18. KimB

    KimB Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Well, times have changed since my disability. This year I'll still get the turkey from Whole Foods but it'll be cooked as will all the fixings!!! I ordered two pies online to be delivered on Tuesday. I'll be spending Thanksgiving with a friend, my brother and his wife. I told them we're eating on paper plates so clean up will consist of dividing the leftovers. They were happy with my plan. The only real work I'll have is driving back and forth to Whole Foods (the nearest one is a little over an hour away but so worth it.)

    I do miss the days when I exhausted myself between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm probably the only person I know who actually lost weight during the Holidays because I was so busy running here and there and grabbing food on the run. -reindeer-
     
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  19. Saki.Girl

    Saki.Girl Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    your new plan sounds great also for thanksgiving too you get to relax and enjoy
     
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  20. Dudley

    Dudley Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Our Thanksgiving dinner is served on our Christmas china.
     
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