Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving is the universal American family holiday. It is a holiday of tradition. The exact traditions followed may vary from family to family and those traditions within a family may evolve over time, but there isn't a holiday in the United States more wrapped in tradition than Thanksgiving. From turkey to cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie to laying on a couch in a food coma to football to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more, the traditions of the day come in many guises. For me, one of the earliest and best is watching Laurel and Hardy's The March of the Wooden Soldiers on Thanksgiving morning. I still get goosebumps when Stan and Ollie get hit with the inspiration to press the soldiers' buttons and they start marching out into Toyland. When I was a child, I was dependent on the television programming schedule, then I bought a DVD. I still have the DVD, but people today might be just as likely to stream it from the internet. It has been fun to instill this tradition into my family and share it with my wife and children. Hopefully, they will continue the tradition when they have their families. What are some of the special Thanksgiving traditions in your families?

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