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Thanksgiving

"Jingle Bells" Is A Thanksgiving Song: What?

December 1, 2019

As one of the best-loved songs of the Christmas season, "Jingle Bells" has become part of our holiday culture, but there is more to this catchy ditty than meets the ear. F...

TV Dinners Exist Because They Killed Way Too Many Turke...

November 30, 2019

As ZZ Top once said, "TV dinners, there's nothing else to eat. TV dinners, they really can’t be beat." It's a succinct argument for the quick meal of the everyma...

Black Friday: History, Who Created It, And Why Do We Ha...

November 29, 2019

Black Friday shopping. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In recent decades, a new holiday tradition cropped up in the United States: Black Frid...

The White House Thanksgiving: History Of How Presidents...

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving has been an American tradition since before the country was actually a country, and over the 200-plus years that the United States has been thriving...

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: A History Of Going Easy...

November 27, 2019

Traditions offer interesting insights into the people and cultures who begat them. For instance, nothing explains George Costanza's father more aptly than hi...

The First Thanksgiving: What Happened, When Was It, And...

November 24, 2019

Every kid in America has the bullet points of the first Thanksgiving drilled into their heads---turkey, maize, the pilgrims and Native Americans coming together t...

How Much Do You Know About the Mayflower?

November 1, 2018

Visitors of the Mayflower II in Plymouth. (Photo by Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) As kids, we learned about the Mayflower at an early age. It was, in fac...