Turkey day cooks up the best times


Gabby Lerner

Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family and eating a lot of amazing food. From stuffing, to turkey, to mashed potatoes there is something for everyone.

Gabby Lerner, Director of Business

Everyone loves stuffing their face with food, hanging out with family and watching football. Thanksgiving is a day of doing all of that. 


On Thanksgiving day, the morning starts with The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After a morning of watching floats and cooking food, it is time to get together with family and friends.


Thanksgiving is the only time of year when it is acceptable to have a giant feast on a Thursday with no other obligations. Furthermore, you get a whole week off to celebrate one day. 


Thanksgiving is a day where everything revolves around food and having a good time. While some people use this day to give back to their community, others use it as a social event to see relatives and friends. 


Sophomore Ethan Codelli says, “I like Thanksgiving because it is a time to gather with family and it gives me a much needed break from the stresses of school.”


Codelli also enjoys all of the food dishes and sides that his family eats.


Another reason why Thanksgiving is the best holiday is because you can eat dinner in the middle of the day. Most families choose to feast on their dishes and desserts in the afternoon, which means that there is not a long wait time to eat. 


Junior Eve Heslin loves Thanksgiving because of all of the different foods. “We get to eat corn and hang out with family. What’s better than that?”


Because there is a lot of food cooked on Thanksgiving,  there are always a lot of leftovers. There is nothing better than making a sandwich with leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and warm bread after shopping for all of the Black Friday deals.


If you are not a fan of food, football or seeing family, Thanksgiving also is the day of The American Kennel Club’s National Dog Show. Watching dogs and eating turkey makes for a fun afternoon. 


In addition, Thanksgiving is the gateway to the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year are right around the corner. 


As the holiday season begins, Thanksgiving is a time to start reflecting on the year and think about what we are thankful for. Everyone has something to celebrate and has something they are thankful for. 


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