I’m not saying Christmas sucks, I’m just saying that it’s really time we acknowledge Thanksgiving to be superior of the year-end holidays.
THE FOUR DAY WEEKEND – Thanksgiving is a guaranteed four day weekend. Guaranteed! Remember last year when Christmas was on a Wednesday and then we had to work Thursday and Friday? #sucked But Thanksgiving weekends let you eat and sleep for days.
THE SOUNDTRACK – There are zero popular Thanksgiving songs to be butchered by pop artists. And that’s fantastic news. There is no Ariana Grande ode to turkey, no One Direction cover of some old song about mashed potatoes. I don’t have to listen six weeks of the same three songs covered 600 ways.
THE EDIBLES – On Thanksgiving, you know what you’re getting no matter where you go. Christmas is too much of a wildcard. Everything is fair game, which is fine, but suddenly you’re face-to-face with a ham or looking over some type of small hen. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing. Those are promises.
THE NO GIFT GIVING PRESSURE – The only thing you’re maybe on the hook for is a side dish or beer. You don’t have worry about sizes or if anyone likes anything. Just bring food and it will be eaten.
THE FOOTBALL – This is the final weeks of the NFL football season. The games (mostly) matter and could be the difference between making the playoffs or being the Chicago Bears. So the games you get to watch are worth watching. Christmas, you get NBA games in the first half of the season. So you get to see games that probably don’t matter at all.
So there you have it. ¡VIVA THANKSGIVING!