In defense of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all our blessings. We gather with our family, friends, and loved ones to enjoy a feast on the fourth Thursday of November.

The history behind Thanksgiving is very important, but of course through the years the meaning behind it has become commercialized. I mean, who doesn’t love the Macy’s parade, Thanksgiving Football, and Black Friday shopping? But many people completely skip over Thanksgiving, and get in a jolly mood right after Halloween. I’m here to explain to you why Thanksgiving shouldn’t be forgotten.

First of all, it’s the only holiday basically devoted to food. It’s the time when we can stuff our faces with the best turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie. How can you not get excited about it?

While you’re enjoying your meal you are surrounded by the people you love most and appreciate. Thanksgiving also gives us a little break before Christmas break. Many might say it’s only 4 days off, but those 4 days can honestly heal the stress of life and school. Thanksgiving break is the best thing ever for students and teachers because we all get a break from each other for a couple days.

Lastly, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays because of football! Ah, Americans favorite sport. Sitting down, eating the best foods, and watching football with your family and friends is what I call happiness. Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s still fun to make bets and call plays on the games. You might not understand what’s going on, but the thrill of beating your dad in a bet will make your day.

Overall, Thanksgiving is the best holiday because it’s not all about the presents and decorations. It’s about spending quality time with those you love. Happy Thanksgiving!

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