Why I Love Thanksgiving!

The best Thursday of the year

By: Stephen Everest ’15

Thanksgiving art created by Duncan McDonnell '16 and Stuart Hall High School advisory groups
Thanksgiving art created by Duncan McDonnell '16 and Stuart Hall High School advisory groups

There’s nothing that I love more than the holidays, as we get a break from school and time to relax with family and friends. Many people’s favorite holiday is, of course, Christmas, because of all the presents and the two week break. However, while I love Christmas, my favorite holiday would have to be Thanksgiving, and here’s why:

The Food

The food at Thanksgiving is outstanding, in case you haven’t noticed. At my house, we usually have either turkey (of course) or turducken, which might be the greatest invention of all time. Consisting of a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey, this heart-attack in waiting is something I look forward to all year.

Other dishes that I love at Thanksgiving are the yams my mom prepares. Most people aren’t a huge fan of yams, but if cooked using her recipe, I guarantee you will love them.

Lastly, I have been trying to convince my parents to deep-fat fry the turkey for years now, but we haven’t done it yet. If you have prepared your turkey like this, please let me know how it went and if your house is okay, as my parents don’t want our house to be engulfed in flames.

Eating dinner with the family

Something I always enjoy is eating a great meal with the family.  My family and friends really enjoy it because we all revel in the spectacular array of food.

Thanksgiving Day Football

The best day of the year only gets better when, as you sit down with your oversized turkey and other incredible entrees, and football comes on. This year’s games feature the Packers and Lions at 9:30am followed by the Steelers and Ravens at 5:30am. Two awesome games on the most awesome day of the year.

The Food

Oh, and did I mention the food? As is obvious from this article, I am a food addict. There’s nothing I look forward to more than a fantastic dinner, and the Thanksgiving dinner is by far the best of the year. Using this logic, Thanksgiving is the best holiday ever!