• How do I break up the annual political fight at Thanksgiving this year?

    Best answer: I think the easiest thing to do is avoid it in the first place by setting a ground rule that there is no political talk (this only works if you're the host or in some other position to have influence over your family) or else just remove yourself from the situation if things start getting too intense. As long... show more
    Best answer: I think the easiest thing to do is avoid it in the first place by setting a ground rule that there is no political talk (this only works if you're the host or in some other position to have influence over your family) or else just remove yourself from the situation if things start getting too intense. As long as no one is physically going after each other, it's best to just get up and leave the room if you can when two or three relatives start getting into it. Another good option is to have some back-up conversation starters, so you can steer the conversation away from politics if needed. Saying something like "Oh, hey, how is school going?" or "Did you get a new pet/job/haircut since we last saw each other?" or even just asking about a hobby or the recipe for a particular dish can sometimes be enough to distract people from politics.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Which holiday has the best food Thanksgiving or Christmas?

    Best answer: They both have delicious foods. Thanksgiving has the best desserts with
    all of the pies cookies and cakes.
    Best answer: They both have delicious foods. Thanksgiving has the best desserts with
    all of the pies cookies and cakes.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it true thanksgiving is the celebration of killing native americans?

    it is a holiday of mass murdsr. thry teach incorrect information in schools . they stack them on reservations
    it is a holiday of mass murdsr. thry teach incorrect information in schools . they stack them on reservations
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why are stores putting out Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving products at the same time (right now_?

    It seems like they are starting early this year, which takes the fun out of holiday shopping
    It seems like they are starting early this year, which takes the fun out of holiday shopping
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it time to abolish Thanksgiving?

    Best answer: Actually, you have also been fooled by lies. The origins of the holiday started back in Europe and had nothing to do with Native Americans. They were sporadic celebratory feasts for any number of reasons. Pilgrims came here and had one such feast as a harvest festival. It was not the first one; it wasn't... show more
    Best answer: Actually, you have also been fooled by lies.

    The origins of the holiday started back in Europe and had nothing to do with Native Americans. They were sporadic celebratory feasts for any number of reasons.

    Pilgrims came here and had one such feast as a harvest festival. It was not the first one; it wasn't even the first one in North America (there had already been such feasts in what is now Canada and Florida).

    The only thing the Natives had to do with it was that some showed up.

    They did not call it 'Thanksgiving' because they massacred the natives. It was one celebratory feast that happened, and didn't happen again for almost 100 years. Natives were not slaughtered by the pilgrims as part of the festivities.

    The massacre that happened a year after the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving had nothing to do with Thanksgiving... also, the Pilgrims were helping one tribe in a war with another tribe.

    Pilgrims had no idea that germs they brought would cause genocide and they never attempted genocide.

    The holiday Thanksgiving did not come from Pilgrims or Indians, but from a 19th century magazine editor who thought the industrial revolution was ruining the American family, and she campaigned to have Thanksgiving (a harvest feast) made an annual holiday.

    Saying our modern Thanksgiving has anything to do with decimating the indigenous people in North America is just incorrect. It is as ignorant as those who believe the 20th century school stories that say it was all about friendship between the Pilgrims and Natives. The actual holiday has little to do with either.

    If you think people eating turkey with their family are actually celebrating genocide, you are ill-informed.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Today is thanksgiving day foot Hillary and American is going thanks than got the up and coming Hillers run of 2020 I what she s wil?

    Best answer: To m foot I gots w u no
    Best answer: To m foot I gots w u no
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is there anywhere in the world where it's still November?

    Best answer: Southern Hemisphere perhaps
    Best answer: Southern Hemisphere perhaps
    3 answers · 5 months ago
  • Fellow Atheists: What was the Bible verse that made you lose your faith and/or become skeptical?

    Best answer: Never made it past the first page... so that one.
    Best answer: Never made it past the first page... so that one.
    12 answers · 6 months ago
  • Are thanksgiving turkeys pre-gutted?

    Or is the heart, intestines etc still inside when people cook them?
    Or is the heart, intestines etc still inside when people cook them?
    6 answers · 8 months ago
  • How do I get my Mom to come over for Thanksgiving next weekend?

    Best answer: Tell her it's Christmas.
    Best answer: Tell her it's Christmas.
    8 answers · 10 months ago
  • Why is Thanksgiving so close to Xmas?

    Best answer: Because winter had arrived and the colonists had no food, so that's when the Native Americans had pity on them and shared their food.
    Best answer: Because winter had arrived and the colonists had no food, so that's when the Native Americans had pity on them and shared their food.
    5 answers · 10 months ago
  • My Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Weekend was awful. How do I get over it and have a good Christmas?

    Best answer: A year's worth of therapy should do it... you have 358 days. Try to plan something different for Thanksgiving. Go on a singles cruise or something.
    Best answer: A year's worth of therapy should do it... you have 358 days. Try to plan something different for Thanksgiving. Go on a singles cruise or something.
    5 answers · 10 months ago
  • How do Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving knowing the background behind it?

    Best answer: I think they come to terms with it as a celebration of change. Because without the whites arriving.l, The America they live in would be very different
    Best answer: I think they come to terms with it as a celebration of change. Because without the whites arriving.l, The America they live in would be very different
    7 answers · 10 months ago
  • Why is Thanksgiving never as much fun as Christmas?

    Best answer: Thanksgiving was never intended to be a fun holiday; American thanksgivings were originally a "Day of Prayer and Fasting," and Thanksgiving Proclamations were issued by the King (during the colonial period), or by a Governor, before they were adopted by US Presidents (i.e. Washington). Sometimes there... show more
    Best answer: Thanksgiving was never intended to be a fun holiday; American thanksgivings were originally a "Day of Prayer and Fasting," and Thanksgiving Proclamations were issued by the King (during the colonial period), or by a Governor, before they were adopted by US Presidents (i.e. Washington). Sometimes there were several a year! They were issued to commemorate momentous events, be it the birth of a Prince, a military victory, or to pray for relief from a famine. Sme people locked themselves into prayer-closets and read from the Bible. In America in the 19th century it mutated into a day of feasting and a gathering of family.

    Christmas as we know it evolved in the 19th century and despite Charlie Brown's protestations (and our own), it was largely a commercially motivated "invented tradition." As such it was targeted for children, and gift-giving. It was an amalgamation of different Christmas traditions from places such as Germany, where gifts were hung on trees, and the Dutch Sinterklaas. Washington Irving promoted the Dutch figure and it involved into Santa Claus... the modern version we know evolved from cartoons by Thomas Nast (the same man who gave us the Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey), and was evolved from the jovial depiction in Coca Cola advertisements.

    Early English and American Christmas celebrations were raucous drinking parties that were outlawed! Analogies have been drawn between the Roman Saturnalia and Nordic yuletide celebrations, but these are indirect influences on early Christmas traditions.

    American Christmas traditions evolved in the 20th century. Electric Christmas Lights were popularized, the Nutcracker ballet became a Christmas tradition, and of course shopping- lots of shopping and gift-giving.
    5 answers · 10 months ago
  • Do Jews celebrate Thanksgiving?

    Best answer: Thanksgiving is an American holiday, and not a religious holiday. People of all religions, including those who practice the Jewish faith, celebrate Thanksgiving,
    Best answer: Thanksgiving is an American holiday, and not a religious holiday. People of all religions, including those who practice the Jewish faith, celebrate Thanksgiving,
    10 answers · 10 months ago
  • How do I get over the pain of a disappointing Thanksgiving holiday last month?

    Best answer: Have one every year, the pain fades away......
    Best answer: Have one every year, the pain fades away......
    7 answers · 11 months ago
  • What did you eat when nobody invited you for Thanksgiving dinner?

    Best answer: Rotisserie chicken and roasted potatoes. It was my first Thanksgiving in Paris. I didn’t have any American friends, there were no turkeys for sale, and our tiny apartment didn’t even have an oven. I had completely given up on celebrating Thanksgiving. Unbeknownst to be, my Moroccan boyfriend (now husband) invited... show more
    Best answer: Rotisserie chicken and roasted potatoes.

    It was my first Thanksgiving in Paris. I didn’t have any American friends, there were no turkeys for sale, and our tiny apartment didn’t even have an oven. I had completely given up on celebrating Thanksgiving.

    Unbeknownst to be, my Moroccan boyfriend (now husband) invited a few friends over and got us a rotisserie chicken and some roasted potatoes. We celebrated Thanksgiving with our chicken and potatoes, squeezed into our 40m2 apartment (about 400 square feet). It was a truly lovely Thanksgiving feast.
    9 answers · 11 months ago