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i hate thanksgiving dinner

I hate the way I feel after, I hate the focus on foods, I hate being nice to my loser relatives and my parents loser friends. Even the marketers seem to hate thanksgiving- the christmas ads and trees were up 2 weeks before!!

Tue. Nov 20, 10:04am

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The marketers don't care about Thanksgiving because there isn't much to be sold!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:14 AM

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OP, I hear ya

Eventually I boycotted Thanksgiving to do my own thing. It feels good not to have the food hangover. Hold strong, soon you will be old enough to do what you want, too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:18 AM

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Get over yourselves. You are so obsessed with the dinner that you forgot what Thanksgiving is all about. You should be thankful that you have food to eat and relatives to eat with. I hope you gain 10lbs this week.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:26 AM

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NO Thanksgiving Socks!

Note to marketers: there are NO thanksgiving socks! Not one turkey sock, not one pilgrim sock, not one pumpkin pie sock, not one plymouth rock sock, not one Mayflower sock... NO Thanksgiving socks! This would be the perfect marketing idea for those like us on PT who are looking for non-food related ways to let people know we are thankful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:37 AM

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10:26- yes I am grateful that I live in the most dominant country on earth and that we kick everyone else's butts and have from moment one. But I still hate the freaking meal.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:42 AM

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I love Holiday socks and would love Turkey socks!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:47 AM

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So do I. I hate turkey. Why would anyone want to eat such a stupid animal? cranberry seems like it would be great but then they make slimy jello out of it. Stuffing is disgusting. Gravy looks like a pool of mud. Who invented it?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:49 AM

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You people make me laugh. Turkey socks... that is great!!

I have grown bitter of the holiday season as I have gotten older and I have seen the selfishness and commercialism they have turned into... but once I had my daughter things changed. Suddenly I have someone to celebrate for. I want to show her how to be thankful and the magic of the season.

Give yourself time, either you will find a way to slink out of all holiday duties or you will find a reason to love them again.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:59 AM

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I LOVE Thanksgiving - a very non-stressful holiday meant solely to be feeling grateful and spending quality time with freinds and family.. eating a special dinner.... I love it. and I love watching Peanuts Thanksgiving special on dvd together with the kids in anticipation of the holiday .. I love finding out what everyone is thankful for.. I love decorating the table in fall festivities.... I have control of what goes in my mouth and so I DO NOT stuff myself - just savor the good food and enjoy the company and watch the kids having fun.

Happy Thanksgiving all!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:18 AM

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OMG, me too!

A whole holiday that revolves around food and hanging out feeling bloated. YUK. My personal protest is that I'm simply not going to eat very much. I'm not going to do one of those "o, well, it's Thanksgiving. It only comes once per year" things and eat 'til I'm sick. NO, not this year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:41 PM

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Okay, people, it's not Stuff Your Face Day! You do have control over feeling stuffed, bloated, etc.!

10:59am - me, too!! Have a child really brings out the best in me when it comes to these holidays. Whether it's the idea of gratitude, thinking of others who aren't as fortunate, or being together as a family - I love that she reminds me of what it's all about!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:56 PM

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10:58 pm

You prove the unfortunate stupidity that plagues this great nation. It is America's greatness that allowes you to come on PUBLIC message boards and bash the nation you live in. I have lived over seas and trust me the idea that Europe or Asia are grand places to live are only due to movies and fairy tales. It SUCKED overseas and I thank God every day I am here.

Grow up... realize every country has it's faults but America is really an amazing place to live. If you can't understand that, MOVE somewhere else and try to make HALF of what you make living here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 2:01 AM

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Wow what's all this bitterness and complaining about?

People have a CHOICE whether or not they want to stuff themselves with food.

Another thing, I actually don't like the statement "most dominant country on earth and that we kick everyone else's butts and have from moment one" fact, I find it sad that America thinks that it has the right to think that we are better and can control other countries (Iraq for example). And the fact that we think it's fine to use up all its resources and pollute the earth. I could go on and on but I know I'm just starting things up lol.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 3:25 AM

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2:01 here... I am quite educated, however I don't see how your anger and my post correspond?? If you have been "around the world" you should know about the inequalities, the torture, the fear and deprevity other countries have their citizens live in. America has it's faults as I stated before, but my nieces and nephews aren't learning what to do during a bomb threat or how to spot and report a potential bomb threat in preschool. They also aren't made to leave the playground because a terrorist organization has threatened to kidnap children around their age. I am grateful for my American citizenship and thankful for the personal freedoms it comes with.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 1:23 PM

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3:25 I feel you are ill informed when you say "And the fact that we think it's fine to use up all its resources and pollute the earth." The Ecological Effect of all nations was recently published and although the United States did not rank towards the top as being the LEAST responsible, the country also did not rank close to the bottom in any category either. It also showed that the United States was one of the best for striving for change in it's effects.

BTW I do agree with 2:01 poster and also don't understand the post made at 8:36

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 1:38 PM

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3:25 here

1:38: What is your point tho? America still isn't doing much to improve the effects of global warming. I mean I live in one of the most liberal parts of the country, yet I many people here still don't seem to care about the environment. Considering we have so much resources and technologies, I feel our country can make changes to greatly decrease climate warming.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 1:44 PM

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1:38 PM here

I wish I could find the article, but my point was that the United States is not the "horrible monster polluting the world". We are one of the most active in trying to decrease and reverse the effects our country has had on the environment and the world.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 1:53 PM

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good riddance to assinine rubbish

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 3:28 PM

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I cant stand thanksgiving

I have not been able to enjoy thanksgiving since I was a kid (maybe 10 years old). After 25 years of dealing with parts of my family I can not stand I refuse to deal with these people any longer.


Saturday, November 22, 2008, 4:32 AM

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it must suck to be so miserable because of a holiday..I Love Thanksgiving..
I love mashed potatoes and gravey and corn and all the other stuff that comes with...I dont want to always hang around my family but I like just hanging out with no other reason than to enjoy a meal together..a meal I LOVE.
this year I will eat more veggies like steamed brocolli and corn and just a tad bit of turkey and just a few bits of the other stuff..
I then I LOVE afterwards...walking thru the streets with pretty lights..gets you away from the everyday bull....I dont give in to the marketers and buy and eat everything..and Im not religious..I just enjoy the season until it goes one of the things that makes winter beautiful..
its a state of mind and its a choice. at least for most people..if you have the ability to choose this year...hope you have a nice holiday season.

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 10:37 AM

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On Thanksgiving I will set a pretty table, using my grandmothers dishes, and think of her and how much I loved her. I'll think of my Aunt's cheery smile in my kitchen the last time I saw her here, and hope she is with me in spirit. I'll sit with what's left of my family and be so grateful for the love, and hurt for the ones who are missing. I will savor every bite of the dinner, some of it traditional, and be glad of my warm little home as I clean up. Each day, holiday or not, is what we make of it - it's not what 'they' try to shove down our throats. We live what we create, why not make it good. Happy Thanksgiving everyone <3

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 12:11 PM

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Thanksgiving is the EASY holiday. Turkey is healthy, and there are normally lots of cooked vegetables at the table. Just pass on gravy and dessert and you're laughing. Unlike Halloween and Easter and to a certain extent Christmas, it's not about sugary foods.

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 5:54 PM

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I agree with you 5:54

I look forward to all those YUMMY vegetables on the Thanksgiving table....including the pumpkin in the pie....which is actually a fruit.....

Anyway, Turkey-Day is probably the most fiber-loaded day of the year. Bring it on!

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7:15 PM

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"10:26- yes I am grateful that I live in the most dominant country on earth and that we kick everyone else's butts and have from moment one. "
How racist is this??????
I hope you did not mean it the way it sounds...

Monday, November 24, 2008, 9:28 AM

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I'm a big fan of Thanksgiving. I could understand it being difficult if you are forced to spend time with people you don't want to be around though. I enjoy the delicious food. I LOVE stuffing, yet I only eat it once a year (I have no idea why, but I guess that's a good thing since it's not that healthy). My mom & I have started a bit of a tradition (2 years now?) of going for a walk the next day on a beautiful 5 mile trail. Hopefully the weather holds up again this year.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 10:23 AM

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12:11 great way to put it. People who are so bitter about seeing their family probably have no idea what it's like to lose someone they love and miss them this time of year, and if they don't love anyone in their family then think of losing a close friend. I do the same thing--I use my grandmother's china whose mold was broken in WWII and is irreplaceable. My table sparkles with the crystal I carried on my back from my relatives in Ireland. I use my grandmother's recipes and think of her in her dress and big clip on earrings and floral apron, and while I miss her, I am so thankful for having had her in my life. I love sharing the holidays with my children and hoping that someday they carry on the traditions I'm now keeping alive. So what if you don't like the meal? Bring a salad and enjoy time with people you care about, whomever they may be.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 1:52 PM

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I hate christmas, but thanksgiving I can work with.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 2:11 PM

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I LOVE Thanksgiving

Several people eat very modestly at my Thanksgiving table. Some of us go nuts, ha ha, but I NEVER eat so much I have a hangover. Leftovers are part of the celebration in my opinion!! I still want my mom to make a GIANT batch of gluten free stuffing. Its the only time of year I get it.

As for your unloved relatives, loving people as they are is a spirtual task and ultimately, an amazing gift to yourself. Peace and Thanks Be to Everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 5:08 PM

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