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Everything Thanksgiving

The Best Thanksgiving Websites
Our Recommendations for Thanksgiving Day Family Movies
Facts, folklore, traditions and history
Thanksgiving eGreetings, graphics and clipart

Recipes for Thanksgiving dishes, salads and  vegetables
Recipes for Leftover Turkey

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes  and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

Happy  Thanksgiving Everyone!
(author unknown)

Thanksgiving Day Family Movies List

I saw somewhere that people were looking for a list of the best movies to have for family viewing on Thanksgiving Day. I went on a search and here is what I came up with, so choose a few and head to the movie rental store.

Turkey Day family movies:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (DVD) (1973)- TV
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration
Winnie the Pooh – Seasons of Giving (DVD) (1999)
Mouse on the Mayflower (VHS)
Garfield: Holiday Celebrations (DVD) (2004)
Miracle on 34th Street
Hannah and Her Sisters
Home For The Holidays
The House of Yes
Planes, Trains, Automobiles
Pieces of April
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Daytrippers (1996)
Dutch (1991)
Rugrats Thanksgiving
What’s Cooking?
The Son-In-Law
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
“Giant” (1956)
“Alice’s Restaurant” (1969)
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
The Mayflower Pilgrims
The Haunted Mansion
101 Dalmatians
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003) (TV)
The Royal Tenenbaums
Cheaper by the Dozen

What Do You Know About Thanksgiving?

Believe me it’s Fall. I almost drowned in leaves this morning. I noticed my neighbor raked all his leaves into a hill. Now what is he going to do? Wait for them to blow over into my yard I guess. I love this time of year and the trees are so pretty in all the fall colors. Fall of course means Thanksgiving is not far away. (Although you wonder, when you see all the Christmas decorations in the stores, if they skipped Thanksgiving). What do you really know about Thanksgiving? Here is a quiz you might try.

1. What year did the Pilgrims have their first Thanksgiving Feast?

A. 1620
B. 1621
C. 1623
D. 1777
E. 1804

2. What type of meat was probably NOT on the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving menu?
A. beef
B. fish
C. lobster
D. chicken
E. venison

3. The Horn of Plenty, which symbolizes abundance, is also called what?
A. Shell plate
B. Harvest Basket
C. Fruit basket
D. Cornucopia
E. Bushel basket

4. In 1676, a day of thanksgiving was proclaimed to take place during what month?
A. April
B. June
C. October
D. November
E. December

5. What president didn’t like the idea of having a national Thanksgiving Day?
A. Lincoln
B. Adams
C. Jefferson
D. Roosevelt
E. Taylor

6. Who is credited with leading the crusade to establish Thanksgiving Day?
A. Ann Lincoln
B. Sarah Josepha Hale
C. Sarah Lee
D. Sarah Todd
E. Sarah Marshall

7. Which vegetable or fruit was NOT on the menu at the first thanksgiving feast in 1621?
A. beans
B. berries
C. pumpkin
D. corn
E. potatoes

8. Which president moved the date of Thanksgiving twice?
A. F. D. Roosevelt
B. Adams
C. Teddy Roosevelt
D. Lincoln
E. Jefferson

9. The reason Thanksgiving was moved up a week was…
A. because the Plymouth people wanted it moved
B. to lengthen the Christmas shopping season
C. waiting for Fall vegetables
D. to put it in line with the original Thanksgiving ceremony
E. so it would be during warmer weather

10. When Congress made Thanksgiving an official holiday, they set the date as…
A. the third Thursday in November
B. the fourth Thursday in November
C. the last Thursday in November
D. November 24
E. the second Monday in October

answers (1.B, 2.A, 3.D, 4.B, 5.C. 6.B, 7.E, 8.A, 9.B, 10.B)