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Jennifer Estep | Hooray for Thanksgiving!!

November 20, 2007

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Know why? Because it’s Thanksgiving
week! Hooray!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. As the years have
passed, it’s moved up the list to take the number-one spot in my heart. Know
why? Because it focuses on some of my favorite things — food, family, and

The food, well, that’s pretty obvious. Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed
potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, buttermilk biscuits, lime party
salad. Mmm-mmm! I’m getting hungry just thinking about all the yummy things
that will be on the Thanksgiving table this year.

As for family, Thanksgiving is a chance to spend time with them. To enjoy a
meal together and share what we’re grateful for. For me, that’s my family,
friends, and so many other things. Too many to list here.

And then, there’s football. After I’ve had all the food and family I can stand
(and sometimes a little of both goes a long way), I get to snuggle under a
warm, fleece blanket on the sofa and nap my way through a whole day of gridiron
action. What could be better than that?

I know what you’re thinking — what about Christmas? Don’t you like getting
presents? Well, yeah, I do. But let’s face it, Christmas comes with way too
much stress. Lugging a tree home. Fighting the crowds at the mall. Wondering
whether I’ve bought everyone what they really want. Panicking at the thought
that I may have accidentally given my uncle’s socks to my mom. I enjoy
Christmas, but I’m also glad when it’s over with every year.

For me, Thanksgiving is just tops. Food, family, football. A winning
combination all the way around. Come Thursday, I’ll enjoy all three. And I hope
you will as well.

What about you? What’s your favorite holiday? Inquiring minds want to know …

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