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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that doesn't get much credit.  Sure, it's a big family holiday, but when it's sandwiched between Christmas and Halloween, it just kind of gets forgotten.  Especially these days when the marketing begins for Halloween in August and Christmas starts before Halloween is even over.  

I've always liked Thanksgiving.  Not just the food either, because really, who likes turkey and all of the trimmings?  Does anyone ever really go to a fancy restaurant... or cook for themselves at home... and say, "You know what, I'd love turkey, green bean casserole, and cranberry shaped like a can!"  No, I can't imagine you do.  While I do like sliced turkey on a sandwich now and then, the whole meal?  Nah.  

It's reserved for the special occasion of Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving, to me, is the proper family holiday.  It's the time of year when we all should get together with our extended family and catch up and reconnect.  Christmas, to me, was always more about immediate family spending quality time together.  I've been trying to put my finger on why I enjoy the holiday so much, and I honestly think it's just the family togetherness.  Which is odd because I frequently dislike large family get-togethers.  It's a time off of school or work (if you're lucky) and spent together watching television or talking around the table.  The time was spent being thankful for what God had granted me and my family.  

It's genuinely about spending time with loved ones and being thankful and grateful for what we have.  

Over the years, I've written some fun stuff about Thanksgiving here on YesterYear.  Looking back, most of the stuff I wrote about is from 2019, when this site first launched.  

You may have missed it, or maybe you're just searching for something to get into the Turkey Day spirit.  So, let me begin by saying I'm thankful for all of you.  Thanks for checking out my website; no matter how small of a blip on the radar YesterYear might be in the grand scheme of things.  It entertains me, and I hope I, in turn, entertain you.  Or, at the very least, maybe you learn something from what I write about because I always do.

This year, I'm pretty busy learning a new skill at work for the next few months.  I have a new Thanksgiving article coming up next Monday, but to fill some of the gaps, I'm running another "best-of."  Hopefully, you don't mind.

Below is a list of some of the stuff I've written about Thanksgiving over the years.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I just ran into your site this year, so I don’t mind your “best-of” articles at all. =P

    I’m thankful I found this site this past summer. I learn a lot of weird random stuff here, so I try to make it a regular stop on Mondays. Keep it up, man.

  2. Quite nice of you to say, thank you very much! Happy Thanksgiving!