5 Reasons to Love Thanksgiving
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5 Reasons to Love Thanksgiving

An Underappreciated Holiday

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5 Reasons to Love Thanksgiving
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If you're anything like me, Thanksgiving is one of your favorite holidays. The delicious food, time spent with family, and loving atmosphere is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the end of the semester. However, Thanksgiving seems to be under-appreciated by many this time of year by the incoming Christmas season and often goes unnoticed.

I love Christmas as much as anyone, but here are five reasons why Thanksgiving is truly the underrated holiday of the year:

1. The Food

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Turkey, homemade stuffing, and pumpkin pie are some of my Thanksgiving favorites. These only come around once a year, so spending an entire day eating them seems perfect.

2. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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My family usually watches the entire Macy's parade each Thanksgiving morning. Every giant float, celebrity guest, and Broadway performance is blared across our television screen while we eat homemade breakfast together. I can't imagine my Thanksgiving without this tradition and look forward to the new parts of the parade each year.

3. The Football

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It wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner without my uncles watching the latest football game that afternoon or evening. It doesn't matter the team; everyone ends up cheering for a random team of choice and enjoying the halftime show.

4. The Nap

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There is always that point on Thanksgiving day when everyone has eaten so much, we slowly start to just fall asleep. Scattered throughout the house, family members can be seen taking a quick power nap or just sitting quietly in their food coma. Then comes dinner round two.

5. Black Friday

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The night after Thanksgiving dinner is when the real fun begins! Scouring each sale ad and seeing what you just have to get at two a.m. is always the best part of my Thanksgiving Day. Plus, seeing the surge of people into the mall always puts me in the holiday spirit.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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