I’m running a bit behind on posts due to the holiday traveling, but I had to get these Five Friday Favorites posted.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the holidays. I love the cold weather, the snow, the celebrations, the movies, the general atmosphere – everything. Thanksgiving is the gateway to the holiday season and today I wanted to quickly share my five favorite Thanksgiving traditions
- Black Friday Shopping – Ever since I can remember my mom and I have always elbowed our way through stores and hunted for deals every Black Friday. Sure, we don’t always go for the crazy 4AM doorbusters, but right around 9 or 10, after we’ve had our coffee, we’ll venture out into the cold to battle the crazies for this XBOX game or that sweater. It’s always fun and never fails to be a great time.
Christmas Movies – Finally, after Thanksgiving, I’m allowed to drag out all of my favorite Christmas movies and wear the DVDs thin with repeated viewings. As I write this, my mother and friends and I are watching the old, scary 1988 classic, Scrooged. Some of my favorite movies are Muppet Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, and Christmas Vacation.
- My favorite Thanksgiving dish, by far, is the cranberry salad. My grandfather would always bring this jello, grape, and walnut concoction that is now a family staple. Absolutely delicious.
- Big, dirty, noisy family gatherings. Some people hate it, some people love it, I embrace it. It’s awesome getting everyone together, fighting, laughing, and whatnot. It’s always fun and guaranteed to happen again at Christmas.
- By far, my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the leftovers. I can’t always eat a bunch of food at the actual meal, but there is nobody better at fixing a cold turkey sandwich the day after. Reheated mashed potatoes, leftover rolls, green bean casserole – I could go on for days about leftovers, but instead I’ll run upstairs right now and get a big bowl of leftover sweet potatoes.
Enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend!