I like Thanksgiving, all of the benefits of a holiday, without the stuffiness of religion getting in the way. It kind of makes up for all of those fasting holidays, or deprivation promises, or whatever that all of the world's religions make you do for the rest of the year. I like to call Thanksgiving the "Anti-Fast." Here are my top 10 reasons why it is better than Christmas, Birthdays, or any other holiday, for that matter. Now, this does not apply if you happen to have a birthday that falls on Thanksgiving, or have a relative that you feel obligated to get a present for, anyway.
10. You don't have to get anyone any presents.
9. You usually have to fight to cook...meaning that if you play your cards right, you can almost always get someone else to do the cooking for you.
8. Because of #10, you never have any disappointed kids/relatives over who got what for whom.
7. You get to nap in the afternoon, no one makes fun of you, and you get to eat leftovers for weeks!
6. Three football games...ON A THURSDAY!
5. Did I mention it is always on THURSDAY? Day of thew week predictability is the key to a good holiday!
4. Did I mention that I had my Bar Mitzvah on Thanksgiving? You can always hear Torah, somewhere on Thanksgiving, if you so desire.
3. No religious significance whatsoever! Which means no one gets offended when your creepy cousin decides to have a Wiccan prayer circle in the backyard, nor does anyone care if you went to Mass, go to Mass, or even suggest going to the movies.
2. There is always a day off to shop following it...not too shabby, a day off of work, completely devoted to doing nothing productive, but to spending the fruits of the past year's labors.
1. It's an American Holiday, celebrated by ALL Americans that choose to do it, and no one gets mad if you don't!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
P.S. I do not claim to have a cousin that claims to be a wiccan, nor do I know anyone that does...and no Wiccans were harmed in the publishing of this Blog...unless you consider the mental stress of possibly being related to me harm.