Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia

Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, declared the last Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving. The fourth Thursday in November was officially sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday in 1941, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TDayThe ‘Thanksgiving” event that the Pilgrims had included about fifty Pilgrims and ninety Wampanoag Indians. The Indians may not have been invited per se, but came to see what the celebration was …

How to Make Friendsgiving a Success

With no official origin, the term and festivities for Friendsgiving (friends and Thanksgiving) have been estimated to be around for a little over a decade.  Thinking of playing host this year? Here are a few items to consider for your next epic holiday.

  1. Invite the right people

Friendsgiving is a time to be thankful for your friends. You know, the people who you can lean on when your family just isn’t cutting it. First, …

Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Arrives In Philly For The Holiday Season!

(PCM) If you were hanging around Philadelphia at any time over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, you most certainly could have had a run in with Dr. Suess’ famous character The Grinch! Mr. Grinch was all over the place on Black Friday, stopping by the Philadelphia Flyers game to have a meet-up with mascot Gritty on the ice, visiting ice skaters at the Blue Cross RiverRink and finally switching on the lights at the …

Food Network Thanksgiving Specials

Food Network announces their Thanksgiving themed shows.

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: THANKSGIVING REDEMPTION: Airing Sunday, November 11th at 10:00pm ET/PT

 DESCRIPTION | Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence welcome back four former Boot Camp recruits in Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. The much-improved recruits team up to make a Thanksgiving feast for the chance to win a brand-new suite of kitchen appliances and culinary redemption.

BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOK LIKE A PRO: THANKSGIVING SIDES: Airing

The Truth About Why Turkey Makes You Tired

(PCM) One of the top complaints from people after a big Thanksgiving celebration is how tired they feel after consuming such a large and hearty meal. Most people blame the sleepiness on everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving food choice… the turkey.

People believed that the amino acid tryptophan found in turkey was attributed to a tired or drowsy feeling. It was thought that the tryptophan which is converted to serotonin and then further broke down into melotonin …

Shopping Tips for a Black Friday Success (& the Holiday Season!)

With the combination of stores opening earlier than ever this Friday and the current state of the economy (not to mention the rise of TV shows focused on super-savings like TLC’s Extreme Couponing), there are expected to be tons of deals and Black Friday shoppers out and about this year.

So, are you daring enough to brave the crowds, cold and near chaos this year for the great deals and must-have items on your loved …