How to use Thanksgiving in a sentence
I guess it really is Thanksgiving next week.
I hope [you] will enjoy the Thanksgiving very much.
In the meantime, Thanksgiving was coming up - and then Christmas.
Sarah and Connor were discussing whether or not to cancel Thanksgiving with his family when Jackson returned.
The day before Thanksgiving, Sarah assigned everyone their duties.Advertisement
After the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy, Cotta proposed a public thanksgiving for Cicero's services, and after the latter had gone into exile, supported the view that there was no need of a law for his recall, since the law of Clodius was legally worthless.
A thanksgiving service was arranged, Kutuzov was awarded the Grand Cross of Maria Theresa, and the whole army received rewards.
In the year 207, when he must have been of a great age, he was appointed to compose a hymn of thanksgiving, sung by maidens, for the victory of the Metaurus and an intercessory hymn to the Aventine Juno.
In 869 the see of Athens became an archbishopric. In 995 Attica was ravaged by the Bulgarians under their tsar Samuel, but Athens escaped; after the defeat of Samuel at Belasitza (1014) the emperor Basil II., who blinded 15,000 Bulgarian prisoners, came to Athens and celebrated his triumph by a thanksgiving service in the Parthenon (1018).
It was instituted in 165 B.C. in commemoration of, and thanksgiving for, the purification of the temple at Jerusalem on this day by Judas Maccabaeus after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria, who in 168 B.C. set up a pagan altar to Zeus Olympius.Advertisement
Shortly after his marriage Eric issued a circular ordering a general thanksgiving for his delivery from the assaults of the devil.
Her general name in this connexion was ayporEpa (" roaming the wilds," not necessarily "goddess of the chase," an aspect less familiar in the older religion), to whom five hundred goats were offered every year by the Athenians as a thanksgiving in commemoration of the victory at Marathon.
Sacrifices of fowls and sheep are made at many places at sacred stones and altars, both in thanksgiving at times of harvest, &c., and as propitiatory offerings.
The balmy weather of Thanksgiving Day had given way to a frosty day after.
Among other events which made the streets gay and centred in processions to St Paul's may be specially mentioned the Thanksgiving Day on the 27th of February 1872 for the recovery of the prince of Wales after his dangerous illness; and the rejoicings at the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, and the Diamond Jubilee in 1897.Advertisement
But let no one eat or drink of your Thanksgiving (Eucharist), but they who have been baptized into the name of the Lord; for concerning this the Lord hath said, Give not that which is holy unto the dogs.'
But when he concludes the prayer and thanksgiving all the people present answer with acclamation ` Amen.'
In the United Kingdom, by the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, three days are allowed as days of grace, but when the last day of grace falls on Sunday, Christmas day, Good Friday or a day appointed by royal proclamation as a public fast or thanksgiving day, the bill is due and payable on the preceding business day.
We had a very nice dinner on Thanksgiving day,--turkey and plum-pudding.
Carmen and Alex hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for all the family they had in Arkansas.Advertisement
It was an act of adoration or thanksgiving, much longer in Eastern than in Western rituals, but in both classes of rituals beginning with the form" Lift up your hearts,"and ending with the Ter Sanctus or Trisagion.
Now with regard to the Thanksgiving, thus give ye thanks.
Then there is presented to the president of the brethren bread and a cup of water (and of a mixture,) ' and he having taken it sends up praise and glory to the father of all things by the name of the Son and Holy Spirit, and he offers at length thanksgiving (eucharistic) for our having been made -;'orthy of these things by him.
That there might be no doubt of the friendly feeling of the French to the Porte, villages and towns which capitulated to the invaders were required to hoist the flags of both the Porte and the French republic, and in the thanksgiving prescribed to the Egyptians for their deliverance from the Mamelukes, prayer was to be offered for both the sultan and the French army.
They talked about visiting him Thanksgiving or Christmas but made no concrete plans.Advertisement
They're coming for Thanksgiving, won't that be fun?
The term eiAapun-La was at first applied to the act of thanksgiving associated with the sacrament; later, so early as the and century, to the objects, e.g.
Rajab was one of the ancient sacred months, and the feast, which extended through the whole month and was a joyful season of hospitality and thanksgiving, no doubt represents the ancient feasts of Mecca more exactly than the ceremonies of the bajj, in which old usage has been overlaid by traditions and glosses of Islam.
The Parsee scriptures require the last ten days of the year to be spent in doing deeds of charity, and in prayers of thanksgiving to Ahura-Mazda.
The reaction against the medieval theory at the time of the Reformation took the form of a return to what had no doubt been an early belief, - the idea that the Christian sacrifice consists in the offering of a pure heart and of vocal thanksgiving.Advertisement
By a true instinct the early Christian writers called widows and orphans the altar of God on which the sacrifices of almsgiving are offered up. 4 Such works of charity, however, represent only one of the channels by which self-sacrifice is ministered, to which all prayers and thanksgiving and instruction of psalms, prophecy and preaching contribute.
The great advance in organization made with such peace and goodwill was commemorated in 1878 by the Thanksgiving Fund which reached £297,500.
General public holidays throughout the United States are Christmas, Thanksgiving (last Thursday in November) and Independence (July 4th) days and Washington's birthday (February 22nd).
Ten years before, her jubilee had been the occasion of enthusiastic rejoicings, and the queens progress through London to a service of thanksgiving at Westminster bad impressed the imagination of her subjects and proved the affection of her people.
A few days before his departure a special thanksgiving, at which Nicholas was present, was held in the cathedral for the Russian victory.Advertisement
How many services of thanksgiving for the birth of a child have there been in the last five years?
As the shopping days transition from busy around Thanksgiving to extremely busy in the days approaching Christmas, give yourself more time to get to stores, find what you need and checkout.
Cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey may seem daunting, but if you prepare the Alton Brown turkey brine, your bird will be the talk of the family gathering.
Thanksgiving parties are one of the oldest community celebrations in the United States.
Always the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving celebrates the bounty of the harvest, family, and friends.Advertisement
For Thanksgiving events, the most important feature is undoubtedly food, since most parties for this holiday are organized around the central meal.
Because many people expect Thanksgiving events to involve that meal, however, be sure to specify what guests can expect at your event so they are not disappointed or misled.
The best part about Thanksgiving parties is the opportunity to celebrate a traditional holiday among family and friends.
Of course early in the fall people think most often of Halloween images like witches and ghosts while later in the season thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, turkeys and cornucopias that are generally associated with the holiday.
Fall party ideas can incorporate many different elements, from rich fall colors to seasonal holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween.Advertisement
Until 1939, Thanksgiving Day feasts, which commemorated the original feast in Plymouth, were held by the individual colonies and then states.
The History Channel also details that the first Thanksgiving did not contain the traditional desserts such as pies and cakes since there were no ovens and the sugar supply brought on the Mayflower had been close to depleted.
Thanksgiving is also a time when people remember less fortunate members of the community, and Thanksgiving feasts are provided at community centers, senior centers, missions, churches and other organizations.
These events are often held on a date adjacent to the official Thanksgiving Day so that volunteers and organization staff can join their own families for Thanksgiving dinner at home.
Elementary schools often integrate a Thanksgiving feast into the curriculum as a means of teaching about the country's history.Advertisement
Although the celebration has changed somewhat over the years, the history of the Thanksgiving Day holiday shows that many of the elements of the original holiday have been retained.
Extended families gather and bring to the table a bounty of dishes, many of which have their roots in the foods served at the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621.
Thanksgiving dinner party ideas encompass small intimate dinners, as well as dinner parties with extended family members and friends.
Independent of size, there are many elements that almost guarantee great Thanksgiving dinner parties.
Be sure you issue invitations to friends and family members several weeks before Thanksgiving, allowing plenty of time to make plans to attend.
Once you decide how many people will be at Thanksgiving dinner, you can begin to plan the menu.
However, family members and friends often like to contribute a dish to the Thanksgiving menu, often bringing a side dish that is part of their family traditions.
A small Thanksgiving dinner party can be a perfect time to break out the fancy silver, Grandma's china, the linen tablecloth, and other items that aren't used every day.
If you frequently have large groups at your home for Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations, the purchase of an inexpensive folding table and chairs from a big box store may make sense.
The golden brown skin and black hair reminded her of the conversation at Thanksgiving.
In reality, they might justly be compared to the priests in so far as they were the mouthpieces of the congregation in public thanksgiving.
In 1304 the commonalty rose against the patricians and drove them from the city, and in the following year gained a victory over the exiles and their allies, the knights, which was long celebrated by an annual service of thanksgiving.
In 1661, after the Restoration, by order of the sovereign and knights companions in chapter "that supplicational procession" was "converted into a hymn of thanksgiving."
Americans have recently celebrated Thanksgiving, and most of us are approaching the end of the year.
In early 1989, few predicted Eastern Europe would escape soviet domination by Thanksgiving.
In a sense, then, everything is a harvest, and every day a harvest thanksgiving.
It reminded me of America so I went in and ordered a tall mocha in honor of Thanksgiving.
Accordingly, prayers of supplication or thanksgiving were offered up to the Buddhist pantheon painted and sculpted in the myriad caves.
The very first thing that Noah does is offer a thanksgiving to the Lord - his first act is one of prayer.
The third is being able to give public thanksgiving together through Jesus to His Father in the Holy Spirit.
My mentioning our sister's release occasioned much thanksgiving to God.
Please join us to share in this service of hope and joyful thanksgiving for the resurrection of Jesus after the despair of the Cross.
The thanksgiving psalms seem to have been used in public worship, often in conjunction with a thanksgiving offering.
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This is harvest thanksgiving, thanking God for the favorable conditions which have enabled the farmers to secure a good yield.
Thalysia, a thanksgiving festival, held in autumn after the harvest in the island of Cos (see Theocritus vii.).
Nearly one year ago Sandy Gordon and his lovely redheaded second wife Natalie attend the Macy 's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
Finally, let it be always by the mercies of God that you are moved to present yourselves a sacrifice of thanksgiving to him.
Meditation focuses on a type of thanksgiving for what has been acquired and not to squander when things are plentiful.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
I took a service of thanksgiving for the life of a young man.
For Pentecost, organize a service of thanksgiving for the gifts of creation, not forgetting their proper use.
The service of thanksgiving for deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot remained in the Prayer Book for 254 years.
Bishop Declan will be celebrating a Mass of thanksgiving for the work of all those who are involved in the work of Catholic Education.
My mentioning our sister 's release occasioned much thanksgiving to God.
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Often a tree or group of trees would be chosen to become a place of worship or of thanksgiving prayers to ancestors.
The thanksgiving service will start at 11am on Sunday 2 July.
And then I tell you we 'd have a thanksgiving day and Christmas tree combined.
They also carry spring, summer, and fall wreaths as well as other seasonal wreaths (like Thanksgiving) and special themed wreaths.
Retailers traditionally offer generous sales and promotions immediately after Thanksgiving, though more and more retailers are discounting items even before the official start of the Christmas shopping season.
Right after the summer camping season, most of the extra camping equipment that stores have brought in need to be marked down and sold to make room for the upcoming holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Most of all, have fun shopping the day after Thanksgiving for those gifts!
Retailers utilize all four or five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the items or products you want may go on sale at different times.
Newegg also has phenomenal holiday sales throughout the year (Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving sales, and more).
Stores that may be in the red prior to the day after Thanksgiving could turn that into being in the black, or running positive numbers.
In 1966, the Philadelphia Police Department coined the phrase to describe their attitude toward the crowds of shoppers and traffic jams that occur on the day after Thanksgiving.
According to a sales clerk at Gimbels at the time, the day after Thanksgiving "gives them headaches."
This year, Walmart is opening up at midnight on Thanksgiving night.
That year, there was a research study that found that 77 percent of online retailers reported a substantial increase in sales on the first Monday after Thanksgiving.
It seems that after a long Thanksgiving weekend, people return to work on Monday knowing that the Christmas season is upon them.
No matter if the retailer is a large, national chain or a mom-and-pop store, they recognize the potential increase in sales the day after Thanksgiving and the weekend following.
However, you can step it up during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's by taking advantage of the mall's extended shopping hours and additional savings.
The outlet mall and all of its shops are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter.
As with most of the Premium Outlet sites listed on their Web site, the Huntley outlet mall has posted their Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday hours for the upcoming year.
The mall does offer special extended hours during heavy sale periods such as after Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each year, this mall is closed on Easter (some stores are open from noon until 6 p.m.), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The resulting table won't win any awards, but it will be sturdy enough for a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
The mansion is open daily throughout the year, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
The museum is open daily except for Mondays from mid-March through the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
Having the right table decorations for Thanksgiving will make a special meal all the more memorable for you and your guests.
Thanksgiving is usually a time to get all of your family and friends around, which is great, but kids and table decorations don't always mix.
It is hard to go wrong with a classic white tablecloth, but for Thanksgiving, using the colors of the season also makes for a great table.
The centerpiece you choose is the focal point of your Thanksgiving table decoration.
A cornucopia is a very traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece, but the possibilities are endless.
You don't have to spend a fortune to find Thanksgiving table decorations.
However, even if you are shopping in the run up to the holiday, a range of stores catering to all budgets offer Thanksgiving table decorations.
Many people have a Christmas set of china or a set used only at Thanksgiving.
The holidays are often the best time of year to save on bundled makeup kits, so be sure to shop early after Thanksgiving for holiday makeup kits.
Every year, thousands of people try their hand at cooking Thanksgiving turkey for the first time with varying degrees of success.
Cooking a Thanksgiving turkey doesn't have to be a big trauma...all you need is patience and a little foil.
Before buying your Thanksgiving turkey, you should decide if you want to get a fresh or frozen turkey.
Regardless of the method you choose, you will want to start thawing your turkey well before Thanksgiving Day or it won't cook properly.
A fresh turkey needs to be used right away, so it is best to buy your fresh turkey as close to Thanksgiving as possible.
Cooking Thanksgiving turkey is pretty easy once you get it started.
In fact, I think one of the reasons that turkey became the go-to bird for Thanksgiving is that once you have the turkey cooking, you have a good two hours to get all the other food made while the turkey basically cooks itself.
Between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve, there are endless opportunities for holiday dinners and the following holiday dinner ideas will certainly help you put the happy in your holidays.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually family dinners and New Years Eve can get a little crazy.
It's the time of year when many people are looking for new Thanksgiving dinner ideas to spruce up their fabulous holiday affair.
Here are lots of great ideas for making your Thanksgiving dinner something special.
If you want to stick with tradition, you can still try some of your new Thanksgiving dinner ideas on good old Turkey Day staples.
Thanksgiving side dishes come in all shapes and size.
If you're thinking pork for Thanksgiving, since your ham a sweet twist.
Beer Brisket - Dad always has beer around for the big Thanksgiving Day game, right?
Pumpkin Stuffed with Vegetable Stew - stew might not be a standard Thanksgiving dish, but this hearty entrée will fill you up and leave you satisfied for hours after dinner's over.
Check out these ideas for a fully vegetarian Thanksgiving, from a vegetarian blogger.
If all else fails there is always Tofurkey, a popular vegetarian Thanksgiving dish that is super easy to prepare and serve.
Regardless of what you decide to serve, Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of gratitude.
Don't stress over coming up with new Thanksgiving dinner ideas; instead, be thankful for the food you're preparing and the loved once you're sharing it with.
Many people would think that Halloween is sweet treat time but, think about it, Halloween is one night of trick or treating while Christmas desserts can and are served from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve.
Appetizers are not only tasty, but they also set the tone of the evening and Thanksgiving appetizers can be a mix of classic, traditional, and new flavors.
While other holidays might highlight different activities, Thanksgiving is all about the food.
One great idea for a thanksgiving appetizer is the antipasto platter.
I'm not sure if cheese straws are actually traditional, but they seem to have been served at every Thanksgiving dinner that I can remember.
I am absolutely certain that the pilgrims did not have cheese balls at the first Thanksgiving, but I am just as sure that they would have loved them.
This is just a small starter of Thanksgiving appetizer ideas.
Traditional Thanksgiving dinners are a good stand-by and a great idea if you are cooking for a large group of people, but for a tasty change of pace you might want to explore some alternative Thanksgiving dinner ideas.
The first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians was a big feast for over a hundred people.
When trying to come up with some new Thanksgiving dinner ideas, taking a look at the menu of the first Thanksgiving is a great place to start.
Of all the birds that were served on that first Thanksgiving Day, partridge is one that is flavorful and sure to be unexpected at your table, making your Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one.
Thanksgiving dinner might focus on the turkey but since the turkey alone does not make a complete dinner, you need Thanksgiving side dishes to complement the turkey.
While an everyday dinner might do well with a quickly sautéed side dish, Thanksgiving dinner calls for something a bit more substantial.
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is that the main dish, turkey, takes at least two hours to cook.
This can give you plenty of time to pull together a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or two.
The other wonderful thing about Thanksgiving is that it is perfectly acceptable to ask your guests to bring a side dish to dinner.
In fact, there is a very good chance that you have an aunt who makes a broccoli casserole that absolutely needs to be served or it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner.
A successful Thanksgiving dinner involves a bit of planning.
You can make this one on Thanksgiving Day since it cooks fast and is delicious.
Traditional Thanksgiving side dishes are what this holiday feast is all about.
When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, most people are looking for a lot more than turkey.
They want stuffing, cornbread, green bean casserole, and a series of other recipes that are considered traditional Thanksgiving fare in American culinary culture.
What exactly is "traditional" Thanksgiving food?
How can you find recipes for traditional Thanksgiving side dishes?
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving staple in many American households.
And don't forget about Thanksgiving appetizers.
If you are still looking for more traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, there are many sites on the Internet that list a vast number of recipes, just for your perusal.
By searching some of these sites, you might find the perfect traditional dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.
For example, if you buy new embellishments for a Christmas layout, you may feel like working on those photos before you tackle your Thanksgiving pages.
An old paper bag can become a Thanksgiving turkey.
Thanksgiving is a 365 day holiday that starts at home.
After Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, make sure to take extra care when packaging and storing your decorations.
While many typically believe that holiday stress only occurs over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza season, this really isn't the case.
Split holidays, with one side of family getting Thanksgiving and the other side getting Christmas.
A thanksgiving prayer can also be used to help share how faith has helped that student achieve his goals.
For a wedding between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Christmas wedding toppers are the perfect choice for your cake.
Choose pumpkins near Halloween or Thanksgiving, or consider apple themed centerpieces in September.
Offer heartfelt love and thanksgiving for the special bond that you have with one another.
Keep in mind, however, that the islands have peak travel seasons, which include January through March, June through August, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The autumn holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - offer couples even more options for creative fall wedding floral arrangements.
Incorporate spicy scents such as nutmeg, cloves, or cinnamon through scented candles or whole spices for warm aromas reminiscent of Thanksgiving dinner.
A Thanksgiving theme can easily overlap with a harvest theme, so consider borrowing related ideas such as the cornucopia decoration.
If you want to focus specifically on the Thanksgiving holiday, though, try a turkey cake topper or a turkey feather decoration.
The Holiday Season (between Thanksgiving and New Years Day) is a time when we are busy celebrating with family and friends, and alcohol may be served at parties and other events.
You can make tiny fondant rabbits for Easter, spindly spider cupcakes for Halloween, cornucopia pumpkin cupcakes for Thanksgiving, or holly cupcakes for the December holiday season.
Taking place in the small town of Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is a story of four college freshman on their last night home during Thanksgiving break.
After a trip home one Thanksgiving, he began collaborating with Tony Vallone, the writer of the Palo Alto script.
Beyonce prepared by watching what she ate prior to the photo shoot - no easy task as it was right after Thanksgiving.
The petite powerhouse is set to be released from the hospital on Wednesday, November 21, in time to spend Thanksgiving with her family.
Mom Lynne was reportedly "shocked" and "disappointed" when her youngest daughter delivered the news just before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are huge photo opportunities for families.
A Thanksgiving dress can often be interchanged with a Christmas dress, though Thanksgiving is usually exemplified by more of an autumn theme.
If you are feeling financially free, you can take advantage of Janie and Jack's Thanksgiving collections and then peruse the Christmas apparel just a month later.
Expect a Thanksgiving ensemble to feature brown or pumpkin colors alongside zesty prints.
Thanksgiving is another fall holiday that calls for turkey ties or ties featuring a myriad of fall leaves.
You may have a harder time finding Halloween and Thanksgiving ties.
While Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving may be obvious holiday occasions for ties, there are many other holiday events where it might be appropriate for your child to wear a tie.
Styles for younger girls typically have nothing to do with prom season, but you will see more formal dresses on the racks during party seasons such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter.
New Thanksgiving foods - This articles takes turducken-style construction and runs with it.
The Rangerettes have performed at the pre-game and half-time of the Cotton Bowl classic every year, at Dallas Cowboys' football games, in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and even in a few U.S. Presidential Inaugurations.
Most deeply discounted fares are not offered on popular holiday sailings such as Christmas, New Year's or Thanksgiving.
You'll have better luck finding Hawaii cruise specials if you plan to sail during the "low season," which runs from Thanksgiving to mid-December.
According to Disney, "Christmas cruises" start just after Thanksgiving and last until the end of the year.
While you may luck out and get your dream cruise itinerary, you probably won't find a last minute deal on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's sailings.
I remember waking up with our dog "Special" on Thanksgiving morning to all the smells of our family menu cooking.
Thanksgiving is a time to stop and give thanks.
After that, there was Thanksgiving dinner.
My father's dog was a victim of bloat one Thanksgiving because the dogs were fed too much stuffing.
In fact, we should all watch our dogs very carefully because of the toxins we could give them in a simple Thanksgiving treat.
Southern gardeners may be able to grow and harvest spinach, chard and broccoli well past Thanksgiving and sometimes over the winter, depending on how cold it gets.
Start practicing around Thanksgiving and you'll be ready to rock for a big Christmas Eve gig.
Visit stores the day after holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and you could save as much as 75 to 80 percent off retail for seasonal vests.
Select dates, including Saturdays during the summer months, Thanksgiving weekend, the Christmas holiday season, and the Fourth of July are blacked out.
If your schedule will accommodate, look for availability from mid-August through September and from Thanksgiving to through February.
Christmas Town typically opens the day after Thanksgiving and has various hours throughout the holiday season through the new year.
Christmas Town typically opens the day after Thanksgiving and remains open until New Years.
Whether you are planning a spring break or off-season spring trip to Disney World, the deals begin cropping up in late autumn (typically between Halloween and Thanksgiving) and continue through January.
Officials have indicated that it will definitely be after April, and they are promising that it will be before Thanksgiving.
Being so close to "T-Day" (the day after Thanksgiving), they are extremely busy.
Whether you'll be hosting a big holiday get-together or attending an event in a relative's home, it helps to know how to choose the best wines for Thanksgiving dinner.
However, this rule can get a bit confusing when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner.
Additionally, everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner is about more than turkey.
If you're planning to host Thanksgiving dinner, you'll have a pretty good idea of what will be on the menu.
On the other hand, if you'll looking for a Thanksgiving hostess gift, versatility will be even more important.
If you're attending a Thanksgiving dinner rather than hosting, then a wine's versatility will be the most important factor in your choice.
Zinfandel - This wine will stand up to the richer flavors of many Thanksgiving side dishes, and it's a definite crowd pleaser.
You can find bottles that vary from quite dry to extremely sweet, but it's best to choose a semi-dry option to complement Thanksgiving dishes.
While many of these wines will take you from appetizers to deserts without interfering with your Thanksgiving dinner flavors, you may want to consider a separate bottle to go with your apple pie.
It's light body and flavor are also refreshing after a heavy Thanksgiving meal.
Champagne or Sparkling Wine - Thanksgiving is all about celebration, and sparkling wines can add the perfect special touch.
Tawny Port - This classic dessert wine pairs well with many Thanksgiving desserts such as pumpkin pie.
As you choose wines for Thanksgiving dinner, consider bringing or serving several different bottles.
We camped on the Blue Ridge mountains during Thanksgiving, and found that our mattress lost air as the temperature dropped.
While turkey may be synonymous with Thanksgiving and holiday meals in many households, there are countless ways to cook and eat this large bird any time of the year.
Of course, many people think of turkey as a Thanksgiving meal.
Whether it's through a stuffed turkey tenderloin, a turkey stew served over hot rice or a new variation of healthy comfort food featuring ground turkey as its base, bring more turkey to your table; don't just wait for Thanksgiving.
Keeping an eye on your diet is hard during the holidays, but with a low fat Thanksgiving stuffing recipe you can enjoy the holiday with less worry.
I usually use butter and cornbread to make my dressing, but to make a low fat Thanksgiving stuffing recipe I swapped out the butter for olive oil.
While costume wigs may be great for Halloween, subtler touches are needed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other end-of-year special occasions.
The Thanksgiving harvest brings images of vegetables and fruits and folded paper turkeys.
According to family and friends of the couple, Keith proposed to Nicole between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2005.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, she enjoyed dinner with her extended family in Texas.
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, the cable car museum on Mason Street on Washington is a great way for families to learn more about San Francisco's famous mode of transportation.
Think about how groggy you feel after eating Thanksgiving dinner.
It is the culprit that often makes people groggy after eating their Thanksgiving dinner.
Most understand that tryptophan helps you go to sleep, as a lot of people experience after they gorge on turkey during Thanksgiving dinner.
An occasional argyle pattern is not out of the question, but appliqués and the like are better served at Thanksgiving dinner.
Roasting a turkey in a roaster oven makes for a magnificent dinner at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other time of the year.
For instance, things they'll see at Thanksgiving Day parades or the following football games.
Thanksgiving candles come in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes.
Garden Fun sells a set of two Thanksgiving turkey candle holders made of metal with a colorful tail behind.
Bed Bath and Beyond sells two different Thanksgiving turkey candle holders.
Another possibility is to find a unique vintage Thanksgiving candle.
If your Thanksgiving turkey candle needs a votive or small candle to be used with it, be sure to use an autumnal scent.
For a festive touch, display a Thanksgiving turkey candle in any room of your home.
Another idea is to make your Thanksgiving table extra special by using turkey candles for your table decorations.
Instead of bringing a bottle of wine this Thanksgiving, give your host or hostess a turkey candle that can be used throughout the season.
These fragrances are very popular and featured in many winter themed scented candles as well as Thanksgiving candles.
Gold or silver candles would also coordinate well, especially if they are used for Thanksgiving or another special occasion, as it will lend a more formal feel to the rings.
Some autumn-themed rings have a specific theme, such as the addition of faux candy for Halloween or cornucopias for Thanksgiving.
Use a Shades of Autumn candle ring to dress up your home for fall, or add a warm accent to a special occasion such as Thanksgiving or a fall wedding.
One sniff of this candle will make you wish Thanksgiving was today.
People tend to start mailing Christmas cards in late November or early December, so you'll need to be sure that you can have merchandise in people's hands no later than a week or two before Thanksgiving.
They might play non-stop Christmas music starting the day after Thanksgiving, or the first of December.
In the United States, trees are set out early, from right after Thanksgiving, and taken down right after Christmas.
Boy Scouts, church youth groups, PTAs and other groups often sell real wreaths in November and will deliver them after Thanksgiving.
Order your business Christmas card before Thanksgiving and you may receive a discount on your order.
Each year, in addition to high-kicking their way through the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Many Christmas enthusiasts also enjoy decorating for Christmas as early as the day after Thanksgiving.
Many people consider the start of the holiday season by catching sight of Santa at the end of New York City's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Christmas prayers offer thanksgiving, joy and ask for blessings on the season.
The big kick-off of holiday parade season is usually the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in New York City every year.
You can listen to holiday tunes throughout the entire season, usually beginning shortly after Thanksgiving.
The holiday shopping season is thought to have originated with the large urban department store Thanksgiving parades of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
As Thanksgiving was a holiday, this agreement began the tradition of Christmas shopping beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The Friday after Thanksgiving still represents the official start of the holiday shopping season.
A homemade Indian costume is a clever and original choice for the holidays, whether for Halloween dress-up or a themed Thanksgiving event or play.
If you are planning a Thanksgiving reenactment or party, Thanksgiving Indian costumes are essential.
Thanksgiving is celebrated in all of Northern America as a time of bounty and peace.
The original Thanksgiving occurred in the early 1600s when the American settlers and the Wampanoag Indians made peace and came together to share food and ideas.
Thanksgiving feasts continued between many different groups of Indians and settlers throughout America each year during the autumn harvest.
Much of the food that we traditionally eat at our Thanksgiving table in modern times was not available during the first Thanksgiving meal.
Another fun project for children that will go perfectly with the Thanksgiving theme is making Indian necklaces out of dried, painted macaroni.
Thanksgiving Indian costumes are very popular and can be bought during Halloween in most costume stores or over the Internet at any time of the year.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which always ends with Santa Claus and was made yet more famous in the film Miracle on 34th Street heralds the beginning of the season.
Guests interested in visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park can do so every day of the year except Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and New Year's Day.
Even a novice baker can find an easy recipe to allow the decadent indulgence in everyone's favorite Thanksgiving dessert or a slice of your favorite fruit pie..
Even in the gluten-free home, a Thanksgiving dinner may not be complete without traditional sides including gluten-free stuffing.
Whether it's a traditional Thanksgiving meal or a Sunday dinner, a stuffing recipe which is gluten-free will bring a delicious addition to a meal the whole family can enjoy.
With many more individuals being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, you may be someone who is looking for ideas regarding gluten-free cooking for Thanksgiving.
It is never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving feast, especially if special dietary accommodations are needed.
Fortunately, cranberry sauce is one of the easiest Thanksgiving recipes to prepare gluten-free.
Pies such as pumpkin and pecan are some of the most popular desserts for Thanksgiving.
All it takes is a little ingenuity and creativity with your gluten-free cooking for Thanksgiving to make your holiday table a special place for all of your loved ones!
A gluten-free Thanksgiving salad recipe can be a delicious accompaniment to your holiday meal.
With the wide selection of gluten-free recipes available, you have many options available to add some leafy-green flair to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Vegetables or fruits can take center stage in your Thanksgiving salad recipe to add a bit of color and lighter fare to your meal.
Add some hard-boiled egg, toasted sunflower seeds, red onions, and you have a healthy gluten-free Thanksgiving salad recipe.
Cooks.com has a tasty winter fruit salad which can act as a nice starting point for your own gluten-free Thanksgiving salad recipe.
For an alternative to pumpkin pie, make a holiday bread using pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and cloves for a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving meal.
Your main course of stuffed turkey, goose, or chicken is, after all, the highlight of a Thanksgiving meal.
Coloring Book Fun has Halloween, Christmas, Hanukah, Easter, and Thanksgiving coloring pages, as well as pages to celebrate Mother's Day, Black History Month, President's Day, and Flag Day.
Offers many holiday-themed pages to learn more about Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter along with lesser known holidays.
Most of these games can be adapted for any holiday, whether it is Christmas, Halloween, Easter, or Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving topics could include items that party guests are thankful for.
A simple red or green velvet gown can be worn from Thanksgiving thru New Year's Day.
To help kids get in the holiday spirit while enjoying their company, the following Thanksgiving kids activities can be planned ahead and scheduled for the big turkey day.
Set the kids at the table with a variety of stencils and Thanksgiving themed stickers.
Besides the traditional Thanksgiving arts and crafts, you can challenge your kids with a game of Thanksgiving trivia.
Keep felts squares and pipe cleaners handy for advanced Thanksgiving kids crafts.
For the computer savvy child, there are plenty of free online activities with a Thanksgiving based theme.
If you plan or going over the river and through the woods to reach your Thanksgiving feast destination, make sure you plan ahead and pack plenty of activities to keep him busy or the long plane, train or car ride.
In addition, why not visit your local library and check out a few Thanksgiving themed books for travel companionship?
Take this special time to arrange a few crafts, trivia and games and you'll be guaranteed a bounty of occupied and satisfied bellies come Thanksgiving day!
Pulling out some Thanksgiving coloring pages and a big box of crayons for your kids can be the perfect way to keep them busy and involved as the grown-ups prepare for the holiday.
If you really want to expand, you can look at their theme ideas for even more Thanksgiving activity ideas.
Aside from Thanksgiving coloring pages, it also has craft projects and themed word searches (like the site above) and even a set of recipes to try out with your kids.
Thanksgiving art activities can range from construction paper turkeys to festive fall flower arrangements.
Try these ideas for Thanksgiving artists young and old.
Making a holiday turkey decoration is a good place to start for an easy Thanksgiving art activity.
These make great Thanksgiving decorations to hang or frame.
These apple turkeys make a nice table decoration for a family Thanksgiving dinner.
Children can turn out a lovely Thanksgiving table arrangement with little adult intervention by placing the Styrofoam into the basket and poking the flowers or leaves into the Styrofoam to keep secure.
Allowing the freedom to design and construct this Thanksgiving art will increase self confidence and promote creativity and imagination in older children.
Another easy Thanksgiving art activity requires a few simple supplies found at the local craft store.
The arrangement can be glued to a base or simply set on a plate to make a great Thanksgiving or fall decoration.
Other movies followed suit with high numbers including The Waltons' Thanksgiving Story in '73, Women in Chains in '72 and A Case of Rape in '74.
Charlie Brown specials are a tradition in many different families, and there are specials for all types of holidays, including Christmas and Thanksgiving, as well as Easter.
To help alleviate these costs, sale prices around Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and the Super Bowl often offer the best prices for inexpensive televisions.
It is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in Bridgeport.
The zoo is open 362 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Famous for its balloon-filled Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's, founded in 1858 in Massachusetts, is headquartered New York City.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is open every day to visitors, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the bounty of the harvest.
The Internet is filled with Thanksgiving crafting ideas for kids, but there are comparatively few projects designed for adults.
Centerpieces for Thanksgiving are often made out of Indian corn, decorative pumpkins, dried grasses, fall leaves and twigs.
Around Thanksgiving you can find a lot of really cute themed fabric in the craft stores and fabric stores.
Most people think about decorating the dining room when they're planning for Thanksgiving, but it's a shame not to decorate the other rooms of the house.
You don't need to be terribly crafty to make something that friends and family will remember for Thanksgiving.
With fall comes church potlucks, school bake sales, tailgate parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and Christmas celebrations.
If you start your project now, you may even have your Christmas gifts ready by Thanksgiving!
In addition to Halloween crafts and Thanksgiving crafts, there are a number of simple projects that reflect autumn's unique charm.