Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I spent a little time looking up Thanksgiving resources and was overwhelmed by the amount of Thanksgiving recipes and food related websites. Since finding food related web pages is so easy, I decided to share a collection of Thanksgiving resources that are unrelated to recipes and cooking.

Some of my fondest memories as a child were the Charlie Brown specials that aired around holidays. While I wouldn't put Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in the same league as the Christmas and Halloween episodes it is still worth watching and is a reminder of simpler times.

Outside of food and family, there are few things that define Thanksgiving more than the Macy's parade. For over 85 years, watching this parade has become a tradition is homes around the country. ABC News has a slideshow with pictures from the parade dating back to 1924. This site also has some interesting vintage pictures from the parade.

For the kids out there there is Kaboose, which has Thanksgiving games and coloring pages. There are more games and activities at Primary Games.

If Thanksgiving stresses you out and you need to lighten your spirits perhaps these humor sites are the right prescription for you. First there is this Photobucket collection of 538 funny Thanksgiving themed pictures.
If that doesn't do the trick how about these 9 Thanksgiving quotes from well known comedians. Perhaps you'd like to learn a good Thanksgiving joke to tell at the table, you will find many choices here. This Oatmeal comic features the differences in the way kids and adults perceive Thanksgiving (Vulgar language warning!)

Finally, here are some very funny Thanksgiving videos.

The Sexy Pilgrim by Muscle Milk This isn't the Pilgrim story I remember. This humorous singing Pilgrim says "you're welcome"

This Jennie-o Commercial is flat out funny.

Then there is this skit from the classic 90's show In Living Color, where Anton Jackson joins a "proper" society group for Thanksgiving dinner. Chaos ensues. Recognize Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans?

If you'd like to learn more about Thanksgiving then go to this educational website.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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