KEARSTIN CANTRELL | Opinions Editor
Thanksgiving is a glorious occasion. Unlike some holidays, there’s nothing to hate and everything to love about Turkey Day. If you don’t believe me, read on for eight reasons Thanksgiving is absolutely the best holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time in my family where everyone comes together for some serious quality time. We set aside the stressors of life and do our best to just enjoy one another’s company. For a lot of families in the United States, that kind of family time doesn’t come often. However, Thanksgiving is a great time to come together.
Thanksgiving also offers that get-together opportunity to people outside of the family. While during some holidays it seems like crime to see anyone but your biological family, with Thanksgiving you’re “allowed” to spend time with whomever you choose, whether they be family by blood or family by heart.
Grandma’s home cookin’
Let’s be honest here. We all love our family and friends, but we’re really here for the one time a year when it’s socially acceptable to gorge yourself with delicious food. Not to mention that oftentimes, those Thanksgiving delicacies only show up on that one day a year.
And after that gorge-fest, we’re allowed to hit the pillow. What other holiday allows you to take a nap on grandma’s living room floor? That’s what I thought.
If your family is anything like mine, I’m sure there’s enough food to feed an army even though there are only 15 people at dinner. And that’s why God created Tupperware. There’s nothing quite like waking up the day after Thanksgiving and waddling to the fridge for a piece of ham to eat for breakfast.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
What is it about watching giant character balloons that awakens the child in me? Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like watching pop stars like sync tunes from atop a monstrous float or seeing Santa close out the parade.
If the turkey doesn’t pull your family together, football will. Thanksgiving football has a way of unifying a family, or tearing it apart if your favorite team and your cousin’s are playing each other. Either way, watching Thanksgiving football as a family is a time of bonding.
It’s a time to be thankful
I know, I know, that one’s obvious. But it’s also the largest part of why Thanksgiving is the best holiday. We’re thankful that the Native Americans taught the pilgrims how to grow corn. But we also have a thousand other things to be thankful for. Whether Thanksgiving is your favorite holiday or not, take some time to be thankful this year. Look around you and count your blessings.