Out ofÂ all the holidays on the calendar, Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite.Â
It’s about three things — food, family, and football — andÂ it’s one of the simplest holidays around. All you have to do is cook a little bit (or a lotÂ if you like), show up for the family shindig, eat too much, and spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa in a semi-comatose state watching grown men fight over a football.
There are no presents or cards or chocolates to buy at Thanksgiving. Nothing to wrap, no gift receipts to keep up with, no crowds to fight at the mall (although I would advise you to go to the grocery store early this week). It’s practically stress-free, especially if you’re only making a few dishes like me.
I also just like the idea of taking aÂ day to reflect onÂ the many things that I have to be grateful for, instead of worrying whether myÂ significant otherÂ will like the sweater I boughtÂ him for Christmas. (Probably not). Or how many family gatherings I can hit on Christmas Eve (current record is three).Â
What about you? Do you like Thanksgiving? Or are youÂ already thinking about Christmas? Inquiring minds want to know …Â Â