quote by Johnny Carson

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

— Johnny Carson

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Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again.

Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.

The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.


There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday.

..The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.

I don't think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There's roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot - not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city.

Thanksgiving, when the Indians said, "Well, this has been fun, but we know you have a long voyage back to England".


But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;

Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.

Thanksgiving is not just a warm, cozy holiday.

It's not merely a time of recreation and relaxation and watching football all day. As we give thanks, we need to put our mind, soul and spirit into our thanks and into our praise.

My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.


Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

My idea of a perfect holiday is spending time with the family, waking up on Christmas morning or Thanksgiving morning, watching football all day, having the family come over, people you haven't seen...

Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others.

All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I don't have to do anything except bring wine and go to my sister's all day and go to the movies with the family. So, actually, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but there's not much comedy material on Thanksgiving. Melatonin really isn't that funny.

Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day.


Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?

Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.

Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.


I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the 'history' I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all.

People always think of Chinese food as the go-to ethnic food when everything else is closed during the holidays, but Indian is a nice alternative. Plus - Indians? Thanksgiving? Kinda makes sense.

I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

I love Thanksgiving. In Canada, we don't really have a lot of history with Thanksgiving, and it's a holiday devoted to food, and that warms the cockles of my being.

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game.

It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.


Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that brought together two different cultures.

The pilgrims came here with the best intentions. They decided to flee an oppressive people and move to a new land. Where they thrived. And became an oppressive people. You get certain people on the same continent, there's going to be a problem. Pilgrims and Indians. Protestants, Catholics. My family, anybody else's family.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that brought together two different cultures.

And things might not always work out like you think they should. But they always work out. I'm thankful that the world's in perfect harmony at all times. Pilgrims had it tough. But now, we live in the strongest, most prosperous country in the world. And the Indians, well, you know.

I think for Thanksgiving particularly I've always, one of the fun things for me about doing a big dinner is having friends and family so we've always done that, and even through our other holidays like having a mix of friends and family, and if you don't have your family nearby, or it's tough for you, find a friend and go and eat with them.

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