1. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Even if I'm not really watching it that closely and it's just background noise, it must be on and I must see the Turkey, Santa Claus, Charlie Brown, and Kermit the Frog, among others. No joke, one year my dad came to visit Adam and I in Tulsa for Thanksgiving and our TV decided to die the day before, so he literally went and bought us a new TV so that we would be able to watch the parade the next day. If you knew my dad you would not really be surprised by this.
|Pretend Rocky's in this picture too.|
Ever since I can remember, even before I was into it, we have always watched football on Thanksgiving! There's just something about the tradition that is already inherent in football paired with the tradition of Thanksgiving that makes it so much fun to watch. I think I enjoy Thanksgiving football more than the Superbowl. We'll most likely watch the Dallas/Detroit game, and probably at least some of the Seattle/SF game too. We pretty much just love football, regardless of who is playing, and this time of year we start feeling like we need to cram it all in and watch as much as possible before football season ends.
4. Miracle on 34th Street
I mean, hello?? What better movie to watch to bring in the Christmas season! Total classic, and I love both versions, though the 1947 version has a special charm since that's the one I grew up watching.
Duh. Ok, I love it all, but my must-have foods are turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie. Adam doesn't like pumpkin pie, but I must have it! So I'm making one just for me. This could be very, very bad.
6. A Nap
What are your must-haves for Thanksgiving?