Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014: What to Do

Turkey Day. The day to give thanks. The day for apple pie and potatoes and turkey. The day for football. The day to spend time with your friends and family. Whether you're stuck in the car going to see family, staying at home with your family, playing football outside, or stuck inside watching TV, Thanksgiving will be fun in some way. Personally, I will be watching my sister play in the annual ATS Turkey Bowl on Tuesday. All my family will be coming throughout the week. Some on Sunday, some on Wednesday, and some on Thursday. I will likely watch the Macy’s Day Parade, watch some football, and cap it off with an awesome dinner.

On Wednesday night, I advise you to watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving episode at 8PM on ABC for probably your 1000th time. Even after all these years watching, my sister and myself find it hilarious. The 88th annual Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off Turkey day at 9AM on NBC and CBS. It will run from Central Park to Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. There will be many new and old performers, along with cool floats and of course Santa to end it at noon. Directly after the parade, NBC will turn you over to the National Dog Show in Philadelphia. John O’Hurley hosts the two hour event, that showcases the top dogs from almost every different breed. Some people may not find it exciting, but for all you non-football fans, this is the thing to watch on turkey day. After the parade you can also turn some football on and watch the Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears at Ford Field in Detroit on CBS at 12:30PM. The Lions are 7-4 and the Bears are 5-6. The Lions have played on Thanksgiving every year since 1952. At 4:30PM the Dallas Cowboys play host to the Philadelphia Eagles at At&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Fox. This will be a great game as both teams are 8-3 and in contention for the NFC East title. The Cowboys have played on Turkey Day every year since 1966. Other sporting events you can watch mostly include College Basketball early season tournaments in Hawaii, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Anaheim, and Orlando. Thanksgiving dinner is usually eaten earlier than dinner’s on most nights, so before the Cowboys game, head upstairs for some dinner.
Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pie, the whole shabam. This year, my dad is grilling us a turkey outside, so that will taste amazing. After saying grace, dig in. Whether you’re eating at home or at a restaurant, your food will taste amazing and you will be stuffed after eating. After you finish eating, sit down, take a break, and watch some more football. At 8:30 on NBC, the Seahawks will battle the 49ers in San Fran. Both sides are 7-4, and the Hawks won the Super Bowl last year. Also, Fox, NBC, and CBS will each give out awards for their games. Fox will give out the Galloping Gobbler, CBS will give out the All-Iron Award, and NBC will give out the Madden Thanksgiving Player of the game.
There you go, that is my guide for what to do on Thanksgiving this year. Some people may view Thanksgiving as a long break off from school or work, or a lame holiday before Christmas. But giving thanks is something everyone should do every single day of their lives, not just on turkey day. However, enjoy your five day weekend, watch some tv, eat some food, and most of all have lots of fun.

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